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Optibelt vs. P9201

This weekend I drove over to Terry's place to retension my belts (the 1500 mile check). I had originally done my belts using the Optibelt tool (a Kriket clone). Btw, many thanks to Terry and his willingness to share his hard won experience!

I know others here have performed similar comparisons and we thought we would do a comparison as well.

My conclusion (after measuring with both tools) is that the Optibelt tool is incapable of the level of precision one can achieve with the Porsche tool.

Now whether such a high level of measurement precision is actually required for proper running of the engine, I don't know.

All I know is that I now agree with what Mr. Juvie said in his posting - I would only really trust the measurement achieved with the P9201.

Can one change their belts and get the tension in the ballpark with the Kriket tool? Sure. But can one consistently achieve a 2.7 +- kind of measurement with it? I don't believe so.
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You're beating a dead horse. Many of us have used Krikit for many years and many miles. My car has over 50 track events on it. I can think of no harder use. And I have never had a problem. Nor do others.

If I were in the car repair business, I'd buy one of them to CMA and for customers who might demand its use even though it is not necessary.
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Others have done the test and have gotten good results. One tester said he got better results with the Krikit than with the Holy Grail of Porschedom. I suspect technique is very important.
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Ive used the Kriket many times on my car(and others) with no problems whatsoever. As Lawrence C stated above, Im sure technique is the key here.
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i agree with the comments on the optibelt/krikit. once you become familiar with it, you should be able to get repeatability. i have used mine for 3 years so far, and no problems. but as usual, its your engine, so its your choice. only other thing i would add, is what is to say, that you have bought a belt that has a manufacturing fault in it, or has been laying around for ever? wont do you any good having either tool, if that is the case, and the belt lets go b4 you even get to the retension!
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