no problem man. can't wait to see yours!
well, i got the car running great except at 7k it decides to shear off all the flywheel bolts from the crank. no bueno...
so first we thought it was the crappy bolts, so we took it apart and got oem bolts from VW..hit 7k rpm and snapped again...
come to find out the flywheel is the issue. ECS is now sending me a stock g60 flywheel and i am sending there lightened one back. I must say that i am very impressed with the customer service and do not have any harsh feelings towards them. sh*t happens.
Final solution= ARP pro flywheel bolts and 20lb G60 flywheel. lord I hope that solves it
the flywheel was out of balance. as soon as it hit whatever harmonics @7k it snaps the bolts. every other part on the car that spins/moves has been balanced.
and this is no 1.8t. this motor spins very fast and hard.
they new OEM one will be balanced as well just to be on the safe side. and and the ARP bolts are rated to 190,000 psi of tensile strength. hope its enough! haha
Interesting. I've read about the speculations of running lightened components with stock harmonic balancers that are "tuned" to work with the OEM rotating assemblies causing things to be out of harmony at certain RPMs, but never actually heard of a failure like this.