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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-05-2008, 03:52 PM
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Both of those prices are ridiculous. There is nothing special about the belt that warrants that much money. Get a Gatorback belt for less than $40 and be done with it. I've been running one for about 30,000 miles and my car is supercharged with a stronger tensioner than stock. Save your cash and stay away from the dealership.

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Got a better reason not to go to the dealer.

Took it in Monday, they confirmed that it was just the engine belt. But they had to order it and it would be in Wednesday. So, I said fine because there is nothing I could have done about it. Being so young and have a nice car, I have developed some enemies so I told the dealership that I want the car to be inside for the night. They assured me that it would be. So went to dinner that night, and had a run in with an ex friend who knew the car was up there. After dinner, I went up to the dealership to check and make sure it was inside. Pull into the lot and looked inside, nothing, so I pull around back, and what do you know, my cars sitting outside. So I get out to take a picture and was going to deal with them in the morning. Once I took my picture, I noticed hey my car is UNLOCKED. Opened my door and luckily my cd's and other stuff was still in the car. So needless to say, I walked to the service department at 10:00 pm. and started banging on the door. Luckily there was a service manager there and I ripped him a new one, in nice terms. He went and got my keys and locked it and said "feel better now.” I told him that I wasn’t happy at all, I want the car inside. I had my paperwork with me and it clear said "vehicle must remain inside after service department closes.” He said ok well pull it in and I did. So I am furious with my dealership right now and very unlikely it will be back there again.

Just my 2 cents on dealerships, and venting.
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Now that is really messed up and really scary.
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What you should've done is gotten your spare key, taken your car down the block, and waited for them to call you the next day when they couldn't find it. Then demand to talk to the owner of the dealership.
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What you should've done is gotten your spare key, taken your car down the block, and waited for them to call you the next day when they couldn't find it. Then demand to talk to the owner of the dealership.
That would be good especially if they didn't have surveillance cameras.

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That would be a good one.
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Yeah, the only thing with moving the vehicle is that it is in the custody of the dealership. If you move it or drive it home, it then becomes Grand Theft Auto. No joke.
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Yeah, the only thing with moving the vehicle is that it is in the custody of the dealership. If you move it or drive it home, it then becomes Grand Theft Auto. No joke.
That would get thrown out.
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Tracked my LS engined car this weekend and threw two new belts on a new crate engine. I am getting various advice about using a fixed tensioner pully to getting a pully with higher sides so the belt will be les likely to walk or jump off the pully during shifts,
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