Author Topic: Buds Benz AC Pulley Alignment  (Read 656 times)

Alex D

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Buds Benz AC Pulley Alignment
« on: December 10, 2018, 20:44:18 »
Trying to help out a friend. Does anyone who installed the Buds Benz underhood air conditioning had any water pump pulley alignment   issues?  Belt is fraying after 300 miles. 
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wayne R

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Re: Buds Benz AC Pulley Alignment
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2018, 04:06:19 »
Alex, i have not  had A/C  contacts with  Buds Benz, but have with ignition etc,
and there  service man, i think his name is Brad  can be very helpful,suggest try him
some time,.
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suavemechanic

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Re: Buds Benz AC Pulley Alignment
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2019, 01:20:51 »
Hi , just fitting my kit now and not much is lining up ! how did you resolve this ?

cheers Paulo

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Re: Buds Benz AC Pulley Alignment
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2019, 19:49:59 »
We are still working on it, getting close.
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suavemechanic

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Re: Buds Benz AC Pulley Alignment
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2019, 05:22:06 »
Hi progress update ...
I am having an 80/100 mm spacer made up  ( 2 mm ) at the crank to match  the water pump pulley
 I used thick gasket paper to mock  this up.
once that is set you can move onto the air cond belt ......
First i matched the idler pulley they sent to the air cond  unit ( a bunch  of washers did the trick )then bought a belt that actually fit.
I need about 2 more  mm between the new double row pulley and the crank/ harmonic balancer .
I ended up spacing out the compressor (more washers )
the exciting thing is the  power steering pump seems to have a floating shaft ,and it will slide out to match the new position nicely .
( please check this on yours to make sure my rebuild guy wasnt lying his ass off ! )
I can only assume buds have changed the compressors for something with a different  ear, that has pushed the belts out , that was my next option , trying to machine back the ears (or remake that barbecue plate )

cheers and good luck
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Re: Buds Benz AC Pulley Alignment
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2019, 04:50:07 »
Even adding a Sanden compressor on the stock bracket can be an issue,  I must have unbolted the compressor 6 times to get it all lined up.