Bulk Buy - BMD Serpentine Pulleys.

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Bulk Buy - BMD Serpentine Pulleys.

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Guys and Galls,

I'm thinking of another bulk purchase by approaching BMD about thier Serpentine Pulley systems, so I just thought I'd try and get a rough idea of numbers before I contact them.

http://www.bmdpulleys.com/index.html

Anyone fancy one?
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mmm maybe :!:
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Yep, interested.

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yep could be up for this!
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I ordered this - http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/ ... ?id=503468 - maybe you could try them, it cost me £104 shipped,was only about 2 weeks ago i ordered it so havent recieved it yet.

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I would be interested.

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and me ta :D

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Hi all. Just one slight issue.
I am talking about the point where the bottom pulley fits into the engine casing. The shaft of the pulley, not the diameter where the belt fits.
The bottom pulley on these are made to fit in the engine in the EXACT same size as an original pulley.
If you have a Remtec or Vege they may have been very slightly over-bored and a slightly oversized pulley fitted.
I bought a solid Scat pulley and had it CNC lathed to match my Wolfie Slotmag Wheels. After fitting it I discovered this problem. It caused the belt to twist and almost come off and the oil to come out in a fine mist and spray all around the engine bay. When I called Remtec they informed me that "quite often the hole is slightly egg shaped " so they ream them out to a perfect circle again and have about 4 different sized pulleys.

It may be worth checking your hole ( fnar fnar ) :roll: before you order one.

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sausage fingers wrote:Hi all. Just one slight issue.
I am talking about the point where the bottom pulley fits into the engine casing. The shaft of the pulley, not the diameter where the belt fits.
The bottom pulley on these are made to fit in the engine in the EXACT same size as an original pulley.
If you have a Remtec or Vege they may have been very slightly over-bored and a slightly oversized pulley fitted.
I bought a solid Scat pulley and had it CNC lathed to match my Wolfie Slotmag Wheels. After fitting it I discovered this problem. It caused the belt to twist and almost come off and the oil to come out in a fine mist and spray all around the engine bay. When I called Remtec they informed me that "quite often the hole is slightly egg shaped " so they ream them out to a perfect circle again and have about 4 different sized pulleys.

It may be worth checking your hole ( fnar fnar ) :roll: before you order one.

Neil :D
That's useful to know - It might explain the problems that some folks on Volksmoan have been experiencing.
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Already got one, thanks for asking though :wink:
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Gnarly wrote:Already got one, thanks for asking though :wink:
Don't you want another one?
Seriously, what's your opinion on them?
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I'm being dim here buts whats the benefit of using these :?:
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ade700 wrote:I'm being dim here buts whats the benefit of using these :?:
The benefits are supposedly that it runs quieter, the belt is a modern vee type and its easy to adjust and fit a new belt
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supposedly less drag from the belt also.
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Dipsy wrote:
Gnarly wrote:Already got one, thanks for asking though :wink:
Don't you want another one?
Seriously, what's your opinion on them?
My thoughts on the kit:

Well made kit
Fast to send it out,
Works well once all fitted and it is quieter than the original setup
Very easy to adjust/tension the belt, also a doddle to swap

Had the sand seal kit added and it makes it damn snug, ask VWJim! Having said that though, think it is worthwhile to consider this option

Also, if you are doing a bulkbuy, might be worthordering a load of belts, poss for the shop as they are considerably cheaper than the price charged over here

BMD were great to deal with

It's a pain to fit for the following reasons
1) nub on the alternator needs taking off
2) Big pulley is damn tight with sand seal so if you need to take it off it takes a while and because its billet its not easy to lever
3) Again because of the sand seal, tapping the big pulley home was hard as wel
4) There is no way to lock the top pulley, so tightening the locking nut is tricky, and means several checks over the first weeks

I haven't put enough miles on it to comment on long term, but so far i'm happy with it, now i've got over the fitting issues :wink:
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