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Default Alternator Belt - 1st August 2017, 06:22 PM

We've got a Mini One R56 in the household. It's a non-aircon car and the alternator belt is a short belt across only 2 pulleys ( i.e. no a/c compressor and no belt tensioner). I can't find anywhere selling the shorter belt only can find the longer one that also wraps around compressor and tensioner. Any suggestions welcome. Also as there is no tensioner a special tool is needed to get the new belt installed - this kinda winds the belt over the rim of the crank pulley. Where can I get this from. Cheers
  
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Default 1st August 2017, 09:36 PM

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Default 1st August 2017, 11:13 PM

Yep tried Europarts and they supplied the wrong (longer) belt for aircon fitted car.
  
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Default Alternator Belt - 5th August 2017, 04:28 PM

Quick update - I managed to purchase a new short belt however my local BMW parts dept told me the "special tool" is only available to BMW dealers. I could attempt to use brute force to wind the belt around the crankshaft damper pulley but fear doing damage to it. Really need to have the special tool. Ideas anyone?


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