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Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 12:22 pm 
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Hi,

Just wondering if anyone knows a decent place to have an underdrive pulley installed in my BF XR6 NA. I have been quoted $650 by one tuning shop in Adelaide, which was actually more expensive than their XR8 version. Form reading on the net I assumed that it shouldn't be too much more than $400 installed.

If anyone knows a good place in Adelaide that would be great.

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Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 9:37 pm 
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Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 11:54 pm 
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how do you do this yourself? im saving the pennies to buy one myself for the ba, if i can do the swap myself then ill give it a crack.
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Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:16 pm 
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If by under drive pulley you mean the harmonic balancer (the pulley on the crank shaft), I wouldnt swap it for anything but a genuine ford balancer... the balancer was designed to balance out harmonics that can damage your engine or loosen flywheel bolts or what ever... smaller pulleys dont actually do their job as a harmonic balancer, and can cause problems.

TAFE teacher told me all this, and he's been wrong before... but I beleive what he has said about these pulley's.
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Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:40 pm 
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^^Depends if the balancer and pulley are one item or like on a windsor where pulley bolts onto the balancer.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:17 pm 
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peice of piss man remove the thermos, then the belt
crack the bolt on the balance take it out take off the washer put the bolt back in then use either a 3 jaw puller and hope it works or get the ford special tool to remove the balancer as you can't use a duck foot type...

then pull out the bolt put the new balancer on washer and bolt do it up to 90nm i think (just till the motor cranks over is enough) and then put the belt on make sure its tensioned right and put the thermos on and DONE...

if you have the right tools shouldnt take more than 25mins.
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Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 12:23 am 
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hmmm well i dont have a puller, or a torque wrench, and ford special tool just sounds like big $. or is a ford special tool a salesman at a fpv dealership lol....
any idea on price to have someone do it for me?
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 Post subject: Re: BF XR6 NA Underdrive Pulley
Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:46 pm 
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Hey mate did u end up putting your underdrive kit on?
Have u had any dramas with it after installed??

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:58 pm 
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JWM wrote:
If by under drive pulley you mean the harmonic balancer (the pulley on the crank shaft), I wouldnt swap it for anything but a genuine ford balancer... the balancer was designed to balance out harmonics that can damage your engine or loosen flywheel bolts or what ever... smaller pulleys dont actually do their job as a harmonic balancer, and can cause problems.

TAFE teacher told me all this, and he's been wrong before... but I beleive what he has said about these pulley's.


His view that smaller is the problem is a little simplistic.

 

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