Patrol Drive Belts

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013 at 13:22
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I need to replace the belts on my Gu 4.2 Patrol. Does anyone know who makes the belts for Nissan ? or has anyone fitted non genuine belts and found they don't stretch and have had long service from them. It appears not all belts are equal even if they look the same.

Thanks Peter
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Reply By: Bushranger1 - Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013 at 14:24

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013 at 14:24
G'day Peter,
We use all sorts of belts for our equipment at work & often find GATES make good aftermarket ones. Here is a link for you.

Gates Belts


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Reply By: olcoolone - Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013 at 19:17

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013 at 19:17
We only use and sell Gates belts and would recommend there Green stripe Fleet Runner series...... they are more expensive then the cheaper Dayco and Bosch belts but we have a good run out of them in heavy vehicle, earthmoving and mining applications.

If replacing belts always check to see that the belts are not bottoming out on the bottom of the pulleys, this is a sure way of destroying belt quickly (they overheat)........ all V type belts are designed to drive from the sides of the belt and not the bottom, driving from the sides of the V give greater surface contact area.

The only downside to some Gates belts is they don't do every size as some of the others do...... other brands may do a 13A1100, 1115, 1120, 1125 and 1140 and Gates may do 1090, 1105, 1120, 1130, 1150.

Most times if a belt is a fraction to short you can always run it on the pulleys, this is becoming common on new vehicle where they have no belt adjuster....... you use a special tool to put on and take off.

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Follow Up By: Member - kwk56pt - Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 at 13:31

Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 at 13:31
Where can I buy theseGate Fleetrunner belts ? Stores like repco have the Gates belts but not fleetrunner. I am in Perth Wa 6164.
Cheers Peter
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Follow Up By: Member - kwk56pt - Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 at 14:21

Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 at 14:21
thanks for all the suggestions. I think after some research the Gates Fleetrunner belts are worth a try. Filters West had the Bando belts for about the same price as Nizzbits. A Bearing service company can supply the Gates fleetrunner belts for about half the price I was quoted at another Repco Store.
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Reply By: Member - Tony (ACT) - Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013 at 20:39

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013 at 20:39
Terain Tamer do belt sets. I have used them and they seem fine. I always carry a full set as spares.
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Follow Up By: Member - kwk56pt - Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013 at 23:02

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013 at 23:02
Thanks for the reply's. Seems Gates hoses have pleased a few people with the quality and price. I checked out Terrain Tamer. the heater hose kits they advertise was of interest but none available for my 4.2 diesel GU. Getting all the heater hoses can be a pain.
A mechanic friend told me he only fits genuine belts because of the quality issues with. The Nissan dealer prices made me think there has gotta be another way.
I did find the prices from Nizzbits for genuine belts bridged the gap between the dealer price and the price. I could not find much information at the Gates Web site, I think I may just get the belts from Nizzbits as the quality in known, price is reasonable and its delivered to the door.
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Reply By: Member - Ed C (QLD) - Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 at 02:18

Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 at 02:18
The "Genuine Nissan" belts that I'm currently carrying as spares (for my TD42T) are branded "Bando" & "Mitsuboshi"...

On mine currently, is 1x "genuine" (Bando), 1x Bosch, & 1x Dayco (No discrimination here ;-))

I haven't checked my records as to when these were fitted, but they've been on there for quite a while, and the "non-genuine" are holding up at least as well at the "genuine" one, and showing no signs (yet) of fraying, cracking, or whatever...

I know that Gates belts get good reviews, but unless that's what's on the shelf when/where I buy replacements, well, I won't be going out of my way to find 'em... YMMV


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Follow Up By: Member - kwk56pt - Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 at 13:15

Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 at 13:15
Bando, yes that appears to be the Nissan belt of choice. Bando is big in belts. Its a American company. It appears Bando belts are available here in the 10A and 15A and 17A widths but not the 13A although I am still trying.

The Gates Fleet Runner belts as suggested I think is worth invetigating as the information suggest they are above average.

Yes I dont want to have to adjust or change belts to often.
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