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Old January 5th, 2019, 21:37   #1
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Default Need To Replace Harmonic Balancer...

Is anyone running this one?

https://metalmanparts.com/product.sc...&categoryId=19

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Old January 5th, 2019, 22:00   #2
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It’s the updated design and a decent brand. What’s are you worried about?

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Old January 5th, 2019, 23:04   #3
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It costs less than others. But you usually get what you pay for. So just wanted to hear from some users.
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Old January 6th, 2019, 06:59   #4
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It costs less than others. But you usually get what you pay for. So just wanted to hear from some users.
Cost doesn’t really matter so much as the factory it came out of... I used a Vemo balancer that had a manufacturing defect that prevented the water pump pulley from fully seating in it. Painful as it was, I had to grind a bit of it off to get the pulley on without interference. I suspect you won’t run into that issue with the Febi.
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Old January 6th, 2019, 15:43   #5
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Years ago I bought the last one he had for my B4 before price increased to the $130 range. I'd trust Dennis to supply quality parts, he's been a vendor and trusted TDI mechanic for years here, he wouldn't sell anything that he wouldn't put on a car in his shop.
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Old January 19th, 2019, 19:48   #6
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Part is ordered and will be here Tuesday. Hopefully this will help my engine run more smoothly as well as more quietly again.
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Old January 23rd, 2019, 22:25   #8
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Good price you found there. Paid $35 more 3 years ago for the Vaico part from IDParts.
https://www.idparts.com/serpentine-b...3b4-p-687.html
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