Me too, but I've already booked my car in to have the chains and gears replaced now. I'm really not sure how removal of the balance shaft mechanisms would effect my car, since this change is seemingly a "difficult" one to reverse, I'd rather err on the side of caution and keep my current engine (which I am extremely happy with) purring along nicely. I think I'd like to see a 2.3T running WELL without it's balancer shafts before I took a gamble myself.Originally posted by SJ:
[qb]I thought about doing this on my B234L, because even when tweaked, it didn't pick up with the aggression of the B202 I had before. I pondered that this could be partly due to having to accelerate two heavy steel balance shafts etc. at double engine revs - a considerable amount of inertia.
The other logic was that, if these shafts damp vibrations and make it run smoother, then are they really doing much? I couldn't fault the non-balance shaft engine for smoothness anyway! [/qb][/b]