I believe so. Today, I ran the motor with the belt off. There are no signs
of wobble. I was tempted to measure the crank pulley with a dial indicator
and check the pulleys/idlers plane-parallel to each other but it looks tough.
All the other pulley spin without effort. The tensioner is very nice and tight.
Everything looks nice and clean.
I never buy belts from the same retailer once they fail. For the sake
of documentation, I'd snap a photo of the belts, you could see it here.
Picture A is a belt
from alloembmwparts.com, AKA thepartsbin.com, which I had been
fooled by their oem name. This belt shows signs of cracking in a
couple weeks, which eventually self destructs. Picture B (not high-
resolution image) is a pretty good belt, no signs of cracking even
after a year, except for a section missing. Good retailer, in fact I
got many aftermarket rubber parts from www.europartsdirect.com
and pretty satisfied.
Those cracks...crap rubber. Not able to take the tight radius of the
idler pulleys without coming apart. IOW, no elasticity left in them.
As a test, I ūt= you can bend that belt with your hands, in your
hands, away from the groves, and watch it CRACK right in front of your
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