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Serpentine belt changing pattern

A person at a Saab repair place said that they now bypass the #5 pulley (diagram the one in the middle non-grooved) and use a shorter belt. Just wondering if any SAAB smart people out there can tell me out there what the reason for starting to do this would be because I notice that the routing belt diagram provided here includeds the this pulley and the belt I ordered before I found this out fit this pattern. So, why change? Which configuration is better? more power?

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This configuration eliminates one idler pulley, and one that is difficult to change also. Since many of the idler pulleys have a relatively short life eliminating one will save you money and aggravation.

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