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Old 11-07-2017, 06:20 PM   #1
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A/C compressor bypass pulley broke

After about 8 years of use, the A/C bypass tensioner pulley that I bought from Paul's HP broke. The casing just shattered, causing a loss of tension and then causing me to loose the belt. Luckily I was close to home and was able to limp home without an alternator or water pump. Couldn't find anyone else selling the bypass tensioner pulley. May have to opt for an A/C compressor eliminator pulley since my compressor is seized and I dont use A/C anyway.
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Old 11-11-2017, 12:14 PM   #2
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Re: A/C compressor bypass pulley broke

I havent seen anyone else make a setup like that in a long time, I wish they made those for the 3 bolt timing cover.. Id love to have a short belt.
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Old 11-11-2017, 05:29 PM   #3
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Re: A/C compressor bypass pulley broke

Wont a shorter belt just make up for the a/c location delete? I think the stock tensioner should still provide tension even with the belt going straight from the crank to the pass. idler pulley.
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Old 11-15-2017, 03:52 PM   #4
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Re: A/C compressor bypass pulley broke

There's no way to route a shorter belt with the stock tensioner. That's why I bought a kit from Paul's HP years ago. So yesterday I ended up yanking the a/c compressor and installed an eliminator pulley. Pulley and bracket seams very cheaply made. We'll see how long it holds up.
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Old 11-15-2017, 04:58 PM   #5
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Re: A/C compressor bypass pulley broke

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There's no way to route a shorter belt with the stock tensioner. That's why I bought a kit from Paul's HP years ago. So yesterday I ended up yanking the a/c compressor and installed an eliminator pulley. Pulley and bracket seams very cheaply made. We'll see how long it holds up.
Mine looked the same for my old 5.7 truck. Really cheap looking with the flimsy pulley. Maybe a winter custom mod would be a nice idea. Mines already jacked up so i think ill move some things around and see what I can come up with.
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