sooooo much of clean
Lol i passed the message and criticism to my mechanic, his like engine is balanced and he told me run it for a week and see
does he cover the damage if anything breaks?
if they will cover it then what have you got to loose apart from having to wait 4weeks + for your motor to get rebuilt lol
Grease in a gearbox? Really? Sounds like a great "mechanic" with his insistence on the pulley too.
There is enough supporting evidence to support the requirement for a damped pulley even on a balanced engine... balancing didn't save this fully balanced highly spec'd race engine...
Sorry to say but TELL the mechanic to do one and refit the damped pulley
The old saying "do it right, do it once" comes to mind.
Booooooosting just a little bit
take the pulley off dude. tell your mechanic that if he's so interested he can run it on his engine.
Why even chance it for a week or two at the start? you'll be running the engine in / mapping, so won't be able to see it's full effects / gains or whatever it's meant to do, then if you open it up to test it, you're running the risk of the above failure.
I wouldn't even run it up with that pulley installed dude. Not worth the risk.
fluidamper or oem. the end
If you leave it on and it doesn't damage anything, then you can tell a lot of people I told you so
if it does damage your engine you going to have a lot of people telling you so
One of the main reasons I joined the forum was for the experience and advice of other like minded enthusiasts and there are a lot of knowledgeable people saying change that pulley, or it is at your own peril! Your choice buddy, but i'd already have my toolbox out!
Enjoying the build so far
Worried that one day I may have to buy something sensible, but until then!
I thought I would let you guys know that you guys are so convincing that I put the oem damper back on
Not much happening this week, will get more done next week
Bit of update, connecting all the piping and electrics hope to get the car jn the road soon
Followed prawn and bought some motul 300 gearbox fluid ($45 a litre farrrk)
so any news?????
so long time no update, at the moment intercooler is on and pipes are being fitted
further parts to fit
HEL braided brake lines
Mocal oil cooler, sandwich plate with thermostat
Ground control camber and castor plates, (still not 100% sure if there right for mine)
034 surge tank
I'm going overseas for three months as on a internship, so going to be broke for a while however I'm hoping the car will be done by the time i get back
can a misfire, say 2 cylinders, damage the damped pulley and reduce its effectiveness? i.e. do they suffer wear and tear?
Alex S3 AMK
Bilstein B8s, H&R Springs, Neuspeed ARBs, Genuine 18" BBS LMs & LCR Brembos