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VIDEO: Is Belt Tension Going Up Or Down?

With new fuel efficiency mandates, automakers are looking for every possible way to reduce drag on the crankshaft. Many automakers are reducing drive belt tension to not only improve fuel economy, but to extend the life of the belt. Andrew Markel explains how they are able to reduce tension while controlling vibration.

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With new fuel efficiency mandates, automakers are looking for every possible way to reduce drag on the crankshaft. Many automakers are reducing drive belt tension to not only improve fuel economy, but to extend the life of the belt. Andrew Markel explains how they are able to reduce tension while controlling vibration. Sponsored by Litens.

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