I meant bolts not nuts.
Quote, originally posted by pawpawx4 » It's a very easy install guys. All I did was use a clamp on the pulley to loosen the nuts. (no damage done) It took me an hour and I just had shoulder surgery!
How did you clamp it???? what angle did you do? How does it feel nw? noticeable gains?
I'm having a little problem with the install trying to get those bolts off does the tensioner have to be loose so that the bolts come out easier or whats the method here ? bentley doesn't tell me crap and all thats happening is the pully turns and i strip the bolts after a wile
anyone have a better method ?
I noticed the bolt does not have a very deep recess, and would easily strip. I was very careful about that. Once again a pair of vice grips close to the other pulley with the belt on was what I did. It caused no damage whatsoever and made it a very easy install. Also, you don't have to really get down on the vice grip. Just a little pressure kept it from turning.
The main advantage of lightweight pulleys is the reduced rotational mass which offer quicker revs and better throttle response.
In my Rabbit, I am running a 10" sub, small amp, aftermarket HIDs, and sometimes a radar detector. Could this be considered too much of a draw on the alternator if used with the lightweight underdrive pulley? I want the most bang for my buck so want to order this instead of the standard lightweight pulley if possible. Any recommendations???
Quote, originally posted by ECS Tuning - Sales » We are working on getting exact torque specs for the bolts, unfortunately ETKA nor the Bentley has any information on the exact torque specs.
As far as the install goes, it is fairly easy to gain access by removing the passenger wheel and splash guard, everything should be right there.
i finally installed my underdrive a couple of weeks ago.... car seems to rev nicer... idles/drives normal.
but made me realize i need an intake even more. car is def not breathing well enough to take full advantage of the tune & everything else
torqued mine to 30 ft/lbs btw...
i don't know why people are using clamps to hold crap down... all you have to do is put a socket wrench on the alternater pulley w/ a belt on and nothing moves.
Modified by BluMagic at 6:07 AM 8-4-2009
If it matters to anyone I ran ECS light weight pulleys on my 1.8T for like 70K miles withe a pile of other mods, and I literally beat the snot out of it daily and never had a single issue other than coil packs which is totally unrelated. And I've been running Neuspeed lightweight and underdrive pulleys on my VR for 100k again no issues. Nice to see an option for the 2.5, I'll have to ad that to my list in the near future.
And this may sound a little nutty but in the past to break the crank bolt free I used a long breaker bar against the ground, unplugged the coilpack and just gave the engine a quick crank, just enough to get a rotation in and it broke it free nice and clean every time. Re-installation of said crank bolt with air gun was what I used and no issues.
Modified by 5_Cent at 10:44 PM 8-4-2009