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Old 12-13-2012, 05:12 AM   #1
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Default DIY A/C bracket modification for ease of belt installing

-Problem: It seems Porsche NA engineered tolerances too tight to allow easy changing of fan belt on some of the 993TT. As a result, one cannot easily remove and replace fan belts due to clearance issues between the innermost pulley and the AC bracket found on the right side of the pulley at exactly 3 o'clock

-Solution: Hack-saw off this AC bracket corner and clean up with a metal file

First photo: This is the problem: Belt too large to clear pulley; to the left of that 17mm nut

Second photo: This is the tool you will need. Purchased at Lowe's

Third photo: Job about 1/3 done. See slice into bulky bracket; remove 17mm nut to allow improved access

Fourth photo: File used to clean amputated part

Now belt goes in the honest way without stress. Note bracket is still solid and does not seem to compromise integrity
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:31 AM   #2
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Good job! And a tad cheaper than the modified bracket from Porsche at $1500
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:28 AM   #3
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well done, will do this the next time I need to do belts
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