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Kevlar Serpentine Belt - 1999 s80 T6 (fwd,usa)

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Old 07-31-2012, 12:59 PM
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Question Kevlar Serpentine Belt - 1999 s80 T6 (fwd,usa)

a little background:
I just had a water pump and thermostat (+housing) replaced for an insane price, and during the whole ordeal myself and others have discovered that the serpentine belt is just starting to crack (around the groves). You can definitely feel the belt "struggling" or working hard when A/C or alternator kicks on but its not to the point where it is unsettling. (just a little more noisy than usual)

Anyway,
I noticed that there are many composite Kevlar belts (serpentine and timing) for Volvos for sale, but I have been able to find one that fits the '99 s80 T6 (not a serpentine belt or a timing belt so far).

The main question!
CAN ANYBODY HELP ME FIND ONE OF THESE BELTS (serpentine and/or timing belt) THAT FITS THE '99 Volvo s80 T6 (North American / USA)????
 
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Old 08-04-2012, 11:01 PM
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I'm a bit confused, i think you're asking for the where abouts for a kevlar belt, correct?

I'm sure it would be a nice belt and would be cool to know you have one. Just something to keep in mind... the engine, the load on the belt, the heat dissipation, was designed for a traditional type of belt material. The kevlar adds strength to the belt but the part that wears out first are the rubber grooves. that's where the cracks form first. Just my thoughts that the extra effort and money to get one of these belts might never be realized in performance gains.
 
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