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BMW Serpentine Belt - Continental 6PK1990

128i, 325i, 325xi, 328i, 328i xDrive, 328xi, & more



Serpentine Belt

Your vehicles serpentine belt is designed to drive your engines accessories such as the water pump, alternator, power steering pump, and A/C compressor. Depending on the configuration of your vehicles accessory array your vehicle may have a single or multiple serpentine belts. Compared to traditional v-belts serpentine belts have a long and reliable service life and rarely require maintenance before replacement.

Due to the materials that modern serpentine belts are made out of it is possible for them to last anywhere from 50,000 miles to upwards of 80,000 miles. When replacing your vehicles serpentine belt it is highly recommended to inspect all related pulleys and tensioners. In most cases it is recommended to replace the belt and pulleys/tensioners at the same time.


Serpentine Belt Failure Symptoms

  • Cracks or fraying
  • Squealing or squeaking from engine bay
  • Stretching causing low friction over pulleys
  • Chemical spills such as oil or coolant leaks
  • Accessories not providing proper output as intended


About Continental

Continental AG is a German multinational automotive parts manufacturing company that started in the late 1800's, specifically developing and manufacturing rubber products. Since then, Continental has grown to be one of the most ubiquitous automotive OE manufacturers in the world. Continental AG uses its extensive experience to combine expert material technology, along with sophisticated electronic and mechanical resources to supply the highest quality OEM products available. The familiar ContiTech brand name that customers have trusted for decades to provide the highest quality reinforced rubber products has been integrated under the Continental name, so expect to see the same popular OE ContiTech products with new Continental packaging. Consider Continental if you are shopping for the highest quality OE products available.

BMW Serpentine Belt - Continental 6PK1990

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