Ela™ Self-Tensioning Serpentine Belt by Dayco®. This belt is specially designed for vehicles manufactured with "Stretch" belts. These belts look like standard poly rib belts but must be replaced only with "Stretch" belts. With its self-tensioning capabilities required by specific OE standards set for a "stretch" belt, the product ensures a precise fit, OE form, and function.
- Ensures the proper tension maintenance properties to transmit required accessory loads without the need for a tensioner
- Exact replacement for easy installation
- Self-tensioning capabilities that meet OE requirements
- Wear resistant EPDM rib material for long-lasting service life
- Highly elastic EPDM cushion rubber and the polyamide tensile cord for the required adhesion and flexibility
- Unique polyamide tensile member for high elongation required for installation
- Detailed installation instructions are on the reverse side of the sleeve
This belt is especially designed for vehicles that are manufactured with “stretch” belts. Although these belts may look like standard poly rib belts, they are very different and cannot be interchanged with standard constructed belts of the same size. They must be replaced only with “stretch” belts. Dayco Ela Self-Tensioning Serpentine Belts have self-tensioning capabilities required by specific OE standards set for “stretch” belts. This product by Dayco features a unique EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer (M-class) rubber) construction designed to elongate over the fixed pulley system, and then maintain the required belt tension over the life of the belt with no belt tensioner required.
This proprietary belt construction contains a wear resistant EPDM rib material and highly elastic EPDM cushion rubber that surrounds the polyamide tensile cord thus delivering the required flexibility and adhesion to maintain long-lasting performance. With its specially developed polyamide tensile member, this belt provides high elongation required for installation, yet ensures the proper tension maintenance properties to transmit the required accessory loads. Depending on the OE application, “Stretch” belts have unique installation instructions. This is the reason why Dayco provides detailed instructions on the reverse side of the sleeve to ensure proper installation.
Since 1905, Dayco® has been a leader in the automotive parts manufacturing industry. During the early 1900s, Dayco was the first and only company manufacturing the airless tire. By the 1920s, the company had a robust tire manufacturing process in Dayton, Ohio for cars, large trucks and buses. From its founding to today, the company has followed its primary business strategy to anticipate and satisfy all the needs and requirements of its customers by providing innovative, quality, and durable products. Today its wide product line includes belts, tensioners, pulleys and hydraulics equipment for the automotive, construction, trucking, ATV, agricultural, snowmobile, and industrial markets.