Issues relating to the standard three-piece crank hub on the S55 engine are widely known, but these are fully addressed with the installation of the MMR Performance one-piece billet crank hub and capture plate.
The OE units friction plate are known to slip, causing the timing to alter enough that piston-to-valve contact can occur and, if not totally standard and within the warranty period, leaves owners with a very expensive repair bill!
We know of this problem only too well, having experienced this issue twice ourselves, so we were committed to developing a product that would ensure owners of standard power outputs have complete peace of mind, as much as those that wish to increase the power and torque output without having to worry; MMR have engineered the most comprehensive solution on the market and at one of the most compelling price points.
The MMR Performance one-piece crank hub is machined from billet EN36 that's been heat-treated with a 0.75mm case hardening, making it incredibly strong and durable.
The one-piece design ensures the friction plates can't slip and with a new crank bolt tightened appropriately, this alone delivers a substantial improvement in reliability versus the OE version.
For the ultimate solution, which then also removes the possibility for this bolt to be able to loosen, we've engineered an additional billet aluminium capture plate that securely houses the whole head of the crank bolt, making it impossible for it to come undone.
Careful design has also allowed us to develop a solution that's easy to install compared to some other products as there's no drilling or modification required to the OE crankshaft, which saves you time and ultimately money, too.
The MMR crank hub kit is available in two forms, with either our one-piece crank hub, or our one-piece crank hub together with our billet capture plate, please select from the product option below before ordering.
We don't just engineer exquisite looking and performing products, we also thoroughly durability test them too.
We know that when dealing with such a key engine component customers will want to know they're buying proven products and this is no different to any other MMR Performance product, having been driven to extremes on track for hundred's of miles, as well as being exposed to thousands of miles and countless months of daily driving on our M2C development car.
The OE crank hub's multiple gears relying on the torque from the crank bolt allow the friction plates to slip, causing permanent engine damage.
The MMR Performance one-piece version is machined from EN36 for maximum durability and strength before being case-hardened to 0.75mm.
Machined from T-6061 billet aluminium before being anodised in our trademark finish, the MMR capture plate secures the head of the OE crank bolt and prevents it from turning / being able to loosen.
Secured to either the MMR one-piece crank hub, or the OE crank hub, the elongated slots ensure a perfect, secure installation, every time.
Note: Also available as a stand-alone upgrade
I purchased this item and sent it to my mechanics so I never saw it although they said it was of a very high standard of qualtity and they would recommended it to anyone else who has had the crank hub issue, in my case it was the washer in between the timing chain gear/cog and oil pump gear that had Broken in 3 pieces. Now I have piece of mind that I will have no more issues in that department on my M2 comp, it is modified and will soon be running larger turbos which will then be able to test the MMR crank hub kit even more
The part looks like a great bit of kit. Highly recommend this part for your S55 engine.