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Old 10-12-2019, 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Ferdman View Post
Graham, as you are aware the outside of the belt contacts the belt tensioner pulley and the fan pulley. The identification information, shown in the picture, is stenciled on the belt. There is no reason to remove that information as it will not affect the performance of the belt. Your engine may need a thorough cleaning if grease and grime are getting on the accessory belt.
The original belts were imprinted, but the aftermarket Bando that I now have has a separate shiny sticker. It won't peel off when new. Hopefully not in service! roughening it a bit might be useful, but I doubt it it is a real problem.
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