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Re: Balmar Alternator Eating Belts
Hi, I'm new to this forum and found the subject with my search engine. I don't know if anyone is still researching this issue (last entry was 2004), but if so, maybe this will help. I am installing a serpentine belt drive system on my Yanmar 3GM30F in a couple weeks, after it gets delivered. I will include photos. There are a couple suppliers, Electromaax in Canada, and AltMount (available through Balmar). This is supposed to be the hot system for this type of issue of driving high output alternators with the Yanmar engines. I'll let you know. It's supposed to take about an hour to install, but no one has addressed the raw water pump side of this issue. I'm guessing the old belt for the pump is simply re-used on the remaining v-groove of the crank pully. I'm also not sure what the effect will be on servicing the pump.