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ďNew Belt Break In Process:
New CVT drive belts require a break-in period of at minimum 30 Miles to maximize belt life and performance. The goal of the break-in period is to properly wear in the belt to match the sheaves before applying maximum engine torque.
By conservatively running through the entire shift range, proper belt contact over the entire sheave/belt contact path is optimized to eliminate belt slippage and drastically increase the beltís lifespan.
Follow the following guidelines to accomplish proper Belt-Break in:
ēVary vehicle speed and engine RPM to shift belt through normal operational range.
ēDo not exceed ĺ throttle within the first 30 miles of installation.
ēStop engine and allow belt to cool down every 15 minutes of use.
During break in period, the following activities SHOULD BE AVOIDED:
ēAggressive Acceleration or ĎJerkyí throttle movements at low speeds.
ēHolding engine/vehicle speed constant for extended time periods.
ēPulling Heavy Loads.
ēLong run times without complete CVT/belt cool down.
By following the break-in process carefully, the belt surface will wear in to match the individual CVT sheaves to maximize grip performance and dramatically reduce heat, glazing, and future wear.
As a reminder always use low gear when climbing a hill, pulling or hauling a load, transversing rocky terrain, starting on an incline, ruts, etc. The key here is, you do not want to slip or glaze the belt, this will cause premature belt failure.
Finally, do not leave the Gator in gear while stopped, such as when opening a gate this will create a flat spot on the belt overtime again leading to belt failure.Ē
Also burnish in the brakes by doing a series of full stops from 20mph. This will help ďwear inĒ the pads
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