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Setting up an order for a t-belt kit to keep in the parts bin, I know the gates blue belts are known for being more durable than most timing belts, and since I have had problems in the past with timing belt tensioners I dug a little deeper and found that gates makes a tbelt and serp tensioner as well as a water pump for the 1.8t. Has anyone used these parts or know anyone who has? If so what were your impressions? I know that anymore there's alot of cheap parts on the market and I figured going with a respected name brand would avoid some of the issues I have run into regarding QC on some parts but I want to make sure paying extra for the gates parts will not be throwing good money after bad. TIA
 

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Replaced my serpentine belt tensioner at 130k miles. New one was Gates. Only lasted 2years. Gates replaced the new one under warranty.
 
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