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    Default (No) Belt idler standard now on the new 2020 RT (Manual Wrong)

    This belt idler pulley was misinformation on the service manual I copied it from.


    I emailed Shawn Smoak about this because I did hear him saying in one of his videos there was no belt idler pulley.
    Unfortunately this service manual is wrong. Oh well wishful thinking this one's my mistake.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...ature=emb_logoIt's


    (From Shawn)
    Unfortunately, those online (non-factory authorized) shop manual sites can be off by a bit on up-to-date info... The Belt Idler Pulley had been dropped from the 2020 RTís before production even started due to unfavorable results during testing. Thereís no further details on the issue, but thereís a hint that theyíre working on it. All our RTís have come without the belt idler, as expected, and are smooth as silk...

    Thank you Shawn for returning my email.
    Last edited by NEXUS; 02-17-2020 at 10:25 AM. Reason: Wrong information

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    Wonder why I am seeing reports that there is no belt idler actually installed on the 2020 RT series from folks that have seen them? If my local dealer would only get off their a$$ and build one of the ones they have in stock I could answer the question for myself.................

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    Why would F3's have them and not RT's ?
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    do they have also a new "protection" for the belt ??
    (had to add one on my 2010 RT)
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    I've looked pretty closely at my new 2020 RT and have NOT seen any belt tensioner. There's more plastic in that area than my old RT, so I suppose it's possible I missed it, but I don't think so. There is a belt harmonic at about 75 MPH, like my old RT so it doesn't feel like there's a tensioner present.
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    I don’t see one. I’ll take one apart next week and post a picture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KX5062 View Post
    I've looked pretty closely at my new 2020 RT and have NOT seen any belt tensioner. There's more plastic in that area than my old RT, so I suppose it's possible I missed it, but I don't think so. There is a belt harmonic at about 75 MPH, like my old RT so it doesn't feel like there's a tensioner present.
    Almost everyone that reduced the tension on their drive belts noticed most if not all vibes dis-appeared ….. may be this will be true for the 2020's ….jmho …. Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by troop View Post
    Why would F3's have them and not RT's ?
    Longer belt as I understand so more prone to vibration.

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    Default Unfortunately This Is a Mistake on This Service Manual

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