What is the sound of one piston slapping?
What is the sound of one piston slapping?
Illustration for article titled Ive finished installing the reduction pulley on the mini

My takeaway: The factory pulley is pressed on and is an absolute pain to get off, I was able to carefully (as in my dad did it) drill two holes in it diagonally and then cut across them so I could hammer it apart. I didn’t use one of those fancy pulley tools because 1. the cost and 2. that involves removing the right side engine mount and jacking the engine up. I was able to do everything by just removing the fender liner and the belt tensioner, but I’m also a bit of a contortionist. Also even if you use a pulley tool you’ll most likely damage the factory pulley so allow yourself enough time to finish the entire job because it took me about 7 work hours to do this. But it’s so worth the pain, every aspect of the car is turned up with this mod, the new low-end torque allows you to roll off the clutch without the gas, the once muted supercharger now sounds like a ‘roided out squirrel is destroying his neighbors house with a chainsaw. Sure the torque steer is way worse and the supercharger is gonna heat-soak way easier now but none of that matters because the NOISE.

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