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Old 09-06-2002, 04:36 PM
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I talked to my Dad the evening of 9/3, everything is fine there - cabin, house and property intact. They had some wind and a little rain but no tornado action.

Also on 9/3 my parts arrived from FastLane. New pulley installed in minutes with a new A/C belt and everything is normal. First thing I noticed upon start up, after the pulley replacement, was that the peripheral noise at idle was noticeably quieter. I always thought this car just had noisy belts, now in hindsight I think it was the bearing talking. So there's another early warning sign, if the idle noise seems louder and sounds like worn belts, check out the idler pulley.
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