As you were wittering on about 'teeth' on Donkey's alternator belt on some earlier page in this thread, I very much doubt you have even the remotest idea what 'tooth' belts are, or what they're used for.
I will try to explain this in very simple language, in the kind of way one does for simple folk.
Generally speaking, there are two types of auxilliary drive belts, V belts and serpentine belts.
Serpentine belts have tensioners, V belts don't. V belts generally benefit from being re-tensioned after being fitted.
Hope this helps.
A smattering of factual stuff, adulterated with a lot of ill-informed garbage ! A good example of quite how useless, and pointless, just a little knowledge can be !
The description 'serpentine' is NOT a 'type' of belt, . . it's a term applied to very long poly-v belt, or to a (toothed) timing belt which, because of their completely flat back faces/sides, can operate over plain tensioning rollers working from outside to inside of the belt run to drive multiple ancillaries, or camshafts.
yes. I understand the meaning of the word and the way the belt operates. However in general parlance when you refer to a serpentine belt on a vehicle engine you will be talking about the auxiliary belt not the timing belt.
The timing belt regardless of its actual configuration will be referred to as the timing belt or cambelt.
The two belts must be distinguished by different names otherwise shitty confusion and fuckups will happen .
eta I suppose you could argue that the timing belt is the only actual serpentine belt on a boat engine where the alternators and water pump are run by manually tensioned vee or poly vee belts. But I still think it would be called "the timing belt" not "the serpentine belt" if you were referring to it requiring replacement for example.
loddon: Thanks for the confirmation, I am thinking of changing tablets because of the cough but maybe I wont
Mar 31, 2020 13:07:45 GMT
JohnV: There are other drugs but I haven't found the side effects with Ramipril to be bad, it seems to just make my throat a bit more sensitive so things that might have just tickled my throat and make me want to clear it now make me cough.
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loddon: The cough is the only one I get from ramipril, although the combinatins of drugs I am on has interesting effects.
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