I need to replace one of the belts on my Ender 3 v2. I have ordered the timing belt and crimp ends to make a new belt but I am wondering what is the best way to make a new belt.
I was thinking of making one end of the belt with the crimp end, slotting it in place then running it through the pulleys and pathway until it reaches the other slot. Of course, I would adjust the tensioner to able to tighten the belt. Once I have a taut length, I would cut the belt and add the second crimp end. Finally, reassemble everything and tension the belt accordingly.
Am I missing anything that I should do? Is there a better way to make a belt?
(I opened up one of the "crimps" and it looks to be a 7mm diameter tube that had the belt inserted into it. The crimp was flattened onto the belt then folded in half. The metal is harder than brass or copper. It took considerable effort to open up.)
These are the original belt ends.