Machining the Harmonic Balancer?
Anyone thought about this? The oen on the EA must weigh about 5-10kg, and I'm _sure_ that I've read that each kg of weight on the crank requires 7kW to rotate.. seems a little much, but who knows?
Anyway, given what the harmonic balancer has to drive, I can't see that you could weaken it too much by lightening it (eg. shaving 1-2kg off the front, or perhaps just getting an aluminium billet one?)
Do these exist for EA-ED's (pre-serpentine that is)? Anyone tried it? Does it work well?
Also, if you did just machine it, would that inhibit its ability to harmonically balance whatever it balances?
TQE, SWB, ATPS, Worst of the E-series.. and I wouldn't have it any other way