chevrolet 6.5

Discussion in 'Tech/Mech General' started by Les Green, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. Les Green

    Les Green Read Only Funster

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    I have a 96 Fleetwood with the 6.5 v8 diesel and need to replace the alternator, I am new to this engine and would be grateful for any tips on the belt change, tensioner etc. with thanks Les
     
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    Hi Les and welcome.

    you'll have more luck posting this on our sister site RVOC.

    free to join and aimed at RV's and 5th wheels.

    bit slower responses than here but you will get some valuable info.

    click here.... RVOC
     
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    Fully agree

    Pop over the fence and join us for a chat.. All yank owners.. More serious stuff, mainly about issues of owning an RV... I am sure you will get thecinfo you need. many of the RV owners on MHF are also on the RVOC and a lot more. www.RVOC.co.uk ... Hope to see you on our side ofthe fence soon

    Regards

    Bob, Sue and Ezzie the St Bernard.:thumb:
     
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    Changing the belt on a 6.5 is a doddle.:thumb:
    The hardest part is being VERY carefull to take note (possibly sketch) the path of the belt around the multitude of pulleys.

    If you take the engine hatch off, inside the RV, stand over the engine and look forward.
    At the front of the engine, on top, and slightly right (passenger side) is the tensioner.
    On the front end of the spring loaded tensioner is a square socket into which will rather handily fit a 1/2" drive short socket extension. Simply fit a rachet/T bar and twist to take off the spring tension and the belt will just slip off.:thumb:

    We threw a belt in France years ago and had to wait a week for one to be delivered to the campsite. That was a real bummer with 30 deg + and a fantastic pool !:Rofl1:
    Took me 10 minutes to replace it and we set off home the next day. :thumb:
     
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    And the motto of that little story is
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    Indeed.. goes without say :Wink:

    Just for interest, it's exactly the same procedure on the B series 5.9lt Cummins diesel .. except it's under the bed.. :Laughing:
     
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    My friend who used to run a fleet of coaches used to tape up out of the way spare belt so if one went it was easy to slip new one on
     

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