- Apr 5, 2017
- 07 335i 6MT e90
Why is the use of helical cut gears being claimed to be a difference? Is this just advertising fluffery? The spool helix also uses helical cut gears according to spool.We did significant vibe testing, and designed the POD to be smooth running, the big difference being the helical cut gears -it's quiet and balanced. My main concern would be if the brace wasn't put on nice and tight, on the other hand the one cracked issue did have 174k miles on it -would be premature to assume much of anything about it at this juncture. We'll keep an eye on it but this doesn't invalidate previous testing -if we see more of an issue of course we'll address but at this point there is no reason to be concerned.
Interesting how when the first plate broke with a helix it was the end of the world, but with the same thing happening to the POD, it's not something to worry about.
I don't think anyone that is considering a POD should use a billet plate since you were assured there was no need for one.