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Disconnecting S/C belt for 350km drive back??

 
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Default Disconnecting S/C belt for 350km drive back??

So I am going down to see my friend's Daimler Super V8 now.
He called me in panic last night after his engine started to make grinding noises.
I heard it running on a live feed, and first diagnose is it comes from the S/C center box (bearing or vanes).

If so, can I "just" take off the S/C belt, and drive the car back to her home mechanic (some 200 mls / 350km further south).
I remember reading about this before, but cant seem to find any related threads.

Thanks!!
 

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Yes you can and i have used that and the main belt removal to verify noises as well. Will be fine driving without it.
 
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Yes you can and i have used that and the main belt removal to verify noises as well. Will be fine driving without it.
Brutal, you saved me before, and here you do it again. .. Much appreciated!!
 
 
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