Originally Posted by mpillis
Ok got the old belt off. Bought a new belt from Beemerboneyard and the numbers look different. The old belt was a #592 and new belt is 611 from a manufacturer Continental Contitech. So far unable to get new belt on. Actually when I was turning the crankshaft and getting part of belt on it felt like the engine raised up. felt this twice. Things that make you go hmmmmmm? Gonna research numbers but any help getting that damn belt back on is appreciated.
The numbers on the belt denote the belt length. I would call BBY and read the numbers off the old belt and ask what they sent you.
Continental is a German company that makes tires, hoses, belts and other similar automotive parts (sort of the German equivalent of Goodyear) and likely the OE supplier of the factory installed belt.
As for installation, others will chime in...I am of no help....sorry.