have you thought about removing the balance shaft setup with a balance shaft delete kit???
there are plus points along with minuses too though
plus being a little more power and less chance of play in balance shaft wiping out the cam belt ...
minuses are sometimes can crack the oil pickup tube ,caused by a little extra engine vibration due to bs removal ..
lots of info out there on the subject
and would also say be prepared for new gaskets for the water pump and also a new viton oil seal for the balance shaft and other small sundries when you get the belts done too ..
Last edited by NON_CUSTOM; 22nd Jul 2012 10:43am.