I had been in discussions with Chris aka adamss24 for a while now about inspecting my balance shaft, all we where waiting for was a spell of good weather for the surgery to start. In the mean time my clutch had started to slip so it made sense to tackle both at the same time. My car is on 80k and oil has been changed at 10k intervals since 55k. The hex key was as expected and very worn with lots of slop and play in the keyway which also looked like it had seen better days. So balance shaft will be posted to powermax tomorrow for a refurb.
Clutch and flywheel where knackered too, there was lots of play in flywheel and a very worn and glazed clutch plate. So i went for an upgraded Sachs SRE clutch and pressure plate and LUX flywheel from darkside, this should handle the remap and any future big turbo plans that Chris has planted in my head.
I must say if feels good not to have that constant worry in the back of my mind about an impending potential engine failure And of course a massive thanks to chris for making this happen cheers mate!