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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/18/08 at 10:41pm
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/18/08 at 11:08pm
CT...sorry, I didn't get this in time to bring to work today. I can bring it tomorrow (Friday) or I'll be at the AM Coffee in Mill Creek on Saturday. Let me know. (Guess I need to clean out my inbox...filling up with Mini Car Show stuff).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/19/08 at 4:40am
If you get this sometime this afternoon and you'll be home tonight after 6ish, drop a PM with your preferred meet spot and I'll come on over.  The house or anywhere will be just fine.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/19/08 at 10:27am
Bruce...I'm home..grilling some chicking on the BBQ. You can swing by or I can meet you somewhere. I'll PM you my number
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/20/08 at 1:17pm
Well ... I'm sorry we didn't hook up for some BBQ, and I also want to thank you for organizing this one.  Clap  All installed now (all mods should be that easy), including wheel well liner and tire.  Time to lower and tighten!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/21/08 at 2:07am

CT - How long did it take you to install it?  I've still yet to change my belt also.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/21/08 at 2:39am
Morning Brenda,
 
Do the belt and tensioner at the same time, since you have to take off the tire and liner to access both.  At a leisurely pace allow yourself an hour, although it should take less.  This was the first time I had MINI up on blocks, and being curious I just laid on the floor and looked around at a few other parts I have to install.  Someone here has the tensioner release tool which you could borrow instead of trying to figure out a suitable "homemade" lever like I did.  I have no doubts you can do this.  Like another hand ... no problem, just holler.  Good excuse to bring my sweetie south for a walk in the woods.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/21/08 at 2:44am

CT - Who's got the tool?  I could also meet you up somewhere North after work sometime...  I have Tuesday and Thursday next week open.  Yes, I need to go buy the belt.  I've heard lots of debating on which belt to buy though.  I'll PM you with my cell #.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/21/08 at 9:13am
get the NAPA 535 belt...perfect fit.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/21/08 at 9:15am
Eric, Pat, and Ina...I gave Jack your DT tensioners. He will bring them down to the Winged Victory Rally for you if you are gonna be there (we will be out of town). You can just give payment to Jack and I'll hook up with him later (Pat..you are all paid up).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/22/08 at 9:15am
Originally posted by Wildfamily Wildfamily wrote:

get the NAPA 535 belt...perfect fit.
 
Thanks Martin for the heads up on the correct belt,
 
I'll go buy the belt this week and hopefully get it installed along with the tensioner before the Wings of Victory Rally on June 29.  Hopefully I'll manage fine without too much difficulty...
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/24/08 at 7:20am
Originally posted by Wildfamily Wildfamily wrote:

get the NAPA 535 belt...perfect fit.

So, I called NAPA today to see if they had the NAPA 535 belt in stock, and I was informed it was for a PT Cruiser not a MCS.  I tried to explain to him that I have a smaller pulley than the factory, and he made it sound as if I didn't know anything (because I'm a female? Angry) and didn't recommend the belt for my car.  What an idiot!

Anyway, I guess I'll end up going to another NAPA store after I get off work Thursday morning.  Maybe I shouldn't tell them the make and model of my car next time?
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/24/08 at 10:16am
You were probably being your normal self ... sweet and considerate.  Smile  I suppose it's OK to try that again at a different store, but if you get static, just ask for the @%#^ing belt by part number like you mean it.
 
I tried to bet the kid in Autozone that he wouldn't find my car (JCW's are not listed in any parts catalog I've seen so far).  He refused, and then seconds later decided to listen to exactly what I was asking for.  The other salesman knew better, but decided to let the kid learn a lesson.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/24/08 at 12:55pm
Just tell 'em what you want  the NAPA 25-060535 and to shut up and get it for you. That should shut em' up. Big%20smile

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/24/08 at 1:08pm
You can also tell them that "unless you want a couple hundred angry MINI owners having a sit-in at your store, please get me the belt I asked for and skip the lecture."
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/24/08 at 1:13pm
Heck with the couple hundred angry Mini owners - as much as you work out, grab him by the collar and tell him to "just get the dang belt I asked for"...  I know I wouldn't hesitate...

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/25/08 at 10:27am

I guess I should re-clarify that I called them on the phone first to make sure they had it in stock before I drove there to buy it.  I certainly wasn't in the mood to debate the guy on the phone about it.  Guess I'll call another NAPA store prior to driving there unless you think they'd have it in stockQuestion

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