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belts smoking!

I have just joined the website. Need some help diagnosing a problem with my 560 SEC coupe. Just came off the autobahn (I live in Germany) this afternoon to find smoke coming out of the grill. Under the hood all seems ok except the rubber belts at the front are "smoking" (burning) - is it simply a question of changing them? All guages etc/temperature/pressure are fine.
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If the belts are smoking, I think it would mean they are loose and slipping, creating friction and heat and smoke. The belts could be old and glazed. Do you know when the belts were last changed? Or it could be an issue with a failing belt tensioner. A close inspection of the belts would reveal their condition and age. If you need to replace the belts, it's a good time to inspect the tensioner for proper operation.

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