There's a reasonable description in the service manual regarding the tension adjustment and how to set it. In contrast to the replacement procedure in the manual, we always replace them from underneath and never go in through the interior. Once you get the cover off, use the service manual pictures and a mirror and flashlight (seriously) to familiarize yourself with the orientation of the alignment marks for proper tensioning BEFORE you remove the existing belt. The belt is tensioned via an idler pulley. We will typically remove the idler pulley completely so that the new belt can be installed without damaging the "tracks". In summary, maybe the hardest/most tedious job is getting the plastic belt cover off. However, the most important part is understanding and setting the tension correctly. Like everything else, the first time that you do this its a learning experience and after that it will be quite easy/straightforward the next time.Has anyone done a video of the oil pump belt change? It’s the only pending to do on my preventive maintenance list.
maybe it was just because the only car i had with valve had a 3/8 hose that was 2' long..In contrast to the opinion above, I really like the valves. Yes, they are slower so if your objective is to have a Jiffy-lube quick oil change, the valve may slow you down. In our case, the draining speed has NEVER been an issue. Under a GT with the pans off, there's plenty of items to check - belts, AC compressor, oil cooler, power steering pump, motor mounts, exhaust, starter wiring, shocks, ball joints, etc. Additionally, it is a good opportunity to clean the pebbles and other crap that has accumulated between the frame rails and pans. By the time you've done these checks and cleaning, the oil reservoir has completely drained.
I also installed and use the drain on my F350 with 10+ quarts of oil. I've never found the speed of the draining to be an issue as it allows me (typically overdue) time to make some visual inspections to insure all is good.
Different strokes for different folks.
We’ve fitted maybe 6 or so now - we don’t have lots of miles as most of our customers don’t drive their cars enough...Hi Dave! Collectively, have you accumulated many miles on the GTs using the Y-720 belt? I think that's going to be the go to belt for the oil pump!