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Panty hose for fan belt.

Posted by chemocurl (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 12, 07 at 15:40

Someone recently said that panty hose can be used to rplace a broken belt. Knowing how hose stretch, how hot belts get, they would surely melt.

I'd appreciate thoughts on the matter.

Sue

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RE: Panty hose for fan belt.

That was asaying years ago for a tempory repair to get you down the road incase your fan belt broke. I never had to try it but I really dont think it would work.


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RE: Panty hose for fan belt.

It must have been a Ford Model T. I've heard of fellas using the belt from their pants to get home, but then, the Model-T used a flat belt.

Panty hose on a modern engine - probably not. If you are going to be motoring in locations remote from service, its a good idea to carry spare belts, even a good used one is better than nothing. But before you go motoring into the wilderness, check to see if you could change a belt if you had too. In some of todays cars, its a real challange to change a belt without a lift.


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RE: Panty hose for fan belt.

Hey ding-dong. It would work if you used YOUR pantyhose.

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Posted by blue_fastback (My Page) on Mon, Mar 12, 07 at 16:11

That was asaying years ago for a tempory repair to get you down the road incase your fan belt broke. I never had to try it but I really dont think it would work.


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RE: Panty hose for fan belt.

It does work if your only turning your water pump. My friend had to use one on a brake down on his kenworth. you can go only as far as your battery will last. Serpentine
pulleys? Maybe not. ( my friend doesn't swing both ways. He bought one at a 7- eleven and nursed his way to the nearest truck stop and shut her down. )


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