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Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
Talk about driveline improvements, NA tuning and DME tuning your E46 BMW here. This includes diffs, intakes, exhausts, chips, software and OBD tuning.

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Old 07-11-2011, 10:28 AM   #41
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I thought came to my mind, we do alot of interference fits at work (Im a die maker btw) , we freeze whatever needs to be interference fitted and then slide it into whatever it should go into. This way we can fit a 3.0000 shaft into a 2.9985" hole, try doing that with a pulley , lol.

Anyway, you think its safe to freeze the damper ?
Wait- if the damper's hub is too small to go on easily, wouldn't you want to heat it up to make it bigger? IIRC they recommend not doing that.

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Old 07-11-2011, 08:42 PM   #42
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no need to heat it up. Just use a dab of heat resistant lithium grease. and the install tool. Goes on in about 2 minutes.
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Old 07-11-2011, 10:14 PM   #43
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Originally Posted by McSpeed View Post
Wait- if the damper's hub is too small to go on easily, wouldn't you want to heat it up to make it bigger? IIRC they recommend not doing that.
Ya, my bad. Mixed up the two.

Anyway, it was just a thought that came to my head . Wouldn't be possible because you cant really heat it up that much, and you cant freeze the snout.
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Will be using this DIY! Thanks for the tips and tricks...
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Here are some extra pictures when I was doing my install...

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Old 10-10-2016, 03:57 PM   #46
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Reviving this old thread. Good tech up in here, thanks!

My wife races a 2001 330Ci in NASA TTD time trial class. It has a bone stock M54 with 162K miles.

The OEM balancer was "slipped" when we bought the car, so we've kept the revs way down (sub-5000) until I could save enough pennies for the ATI bits.

It was obvious that the front seal was leaking, so we will replace that while the stock balancer is out.

Just got an ATI balancer kit from VAC and saw this thread, so we ordered the ATI Damper Puller and Installer kit, part # 918999. We'll give this a shot tomorrow and button the car back up (with VAC oil pump driveshaft and oil pan baffle kits) and hopefully get her back on track this weekend for the final NASA TT event for 2016 in Texas.

Thanks again to the OP for the great pics!

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Old 10-14-2016, 10:15 AM   #47
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You wont need the installer kit with the newer ATI damper. You only need the custom ATI damper puller/installer if you need to remove the ATI damper later.

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