How to Measure V Belt?

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To measure V belts, you will measure the section widths. These belts come in section widths that are listed as A through BX. Then, you will measure outside circumference. You can see examples of the measuring techniques at V Belts 4 Less.
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A V belt in a vehicle usually needs to be replaced every three or four years. It's also known as a fan belt. When it needs to be replaced, you'll need to measure to make sure you buy the right replacement belts. The belt can be measured with a steel tape measurer or, even better, a fabric tape measurer. Measure around the outside of the pulleys to get an accurate measurement, then write it down and take it to the parts store with you. You can also, in the absence of any tape measuring device, use a string, and make some kind of mark on the string, then bring that to the parts store with you.
To measure the length of a v belt, you could roll the belt along a wall, measure the distance to reach the same point on the roll as when you started. V-belts have a code on the inside of the belt, such as 3L250, which means the belt is 25 long on the outside, and 2 inches less than that on the inside. You can find more information at www.gizmology.net
When you need to measure a v belt, you can flatten it out and measure the inside of the belt or cut the belt and measure it and divide it in two. Or take it to the store with you and they will measure it.
To measure a V belt is very simple. You would need to double the number after holding the belt tight and measuring the belt from curve to curve and this will give you the measurment.
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