guys, thanks for the info..
does the price look reasonable on that ebay site (around $17) or is there a better place i should be looking for the belt?
yeah i am not sure how it melted like that. i have a few hpi micro cars, an hpi rally, an hpi pro 3 and a few hpi nitro cars and none of them have problems with the belt. so it could be the quality of the belt from losi or maybe because the hpi cars are slightly newer.