Replacement parts for BMW DASC kit

DASC kit for BMW M44

If you have a BMW 3 series or Z3 with a Downing Atlanta supercharger kit fitted (DASC), at some point you are going to need to replace some parts. I have been researching what the replacement parts are.

(A) Air filter

The filter that comes with kits for some models is a K&N filter that can be cleaned and re-oiled. Should you wish to replace it the model number is RU-0950.

(E) Auxiliary Fuel Pressure Regulator (Rising Rate Fuel Pressure Regulator / RRFPR)

I am not sure of the brand of AFPR. I read it was BEGi unit, but I asked them and they said it was a Jackson Racing part. I asked Jackson Racing and they said they didn't supply FPR's to Downing Atlanta.

Replacements are not available. Someone asked Downing Atlanta and was told, "Go with an aftermarket FMU and set it to 60psi at 6lbs."

I found some instructions for adjusting the regulator on forums.

1) Install a fuel pressure gauge which goes to 100psi between the fuel rail and RRFPR.
2) Start car. Use some blunt pliers and crimp the line between the fuel pressure gauge and RRFPR. Check pressure reaches 100psi and then release. Don't hold it at that pressure long. This checks the fuel pump can reach the needed pressure.
3) The pressures we are looking for are about:
40 psi at idle, 18 inHg vacuum
50 psi at 0 psi boost
75-90 psi at 8 psi boost
Screw the top screw in to get the fuel pressure to increase. You can check the pressure at 0 psi by removing the small hose that goes to the top of the RRFPR. Leave the RRFPR open to atmosphere, and plug the end that goes to the manifold up.

Another person commented, "75-90 psi seems a bit high for 8 psi boost. I think it should be closer to 68 psi."

(F) Serpentine belt

This will vary depending on engine, but for the M44 engine the replacement serpentine belt is Gates K060863 (6PK2191, originally supplied with the kit).

I have used a 6PK2225 belt on my M44.

For the M42, the kit was supplied with a Gates K040595 (4PK1509). [Note: This needs verifying]

(G) Bypass valve

I found this post on that says a Jaguar part may be suitable as a replacement.

There is a Jaguar "Bypass Actuator" that looks very similar. Part number is AJ83833. This suits Jaguar XK, XK8 and XKR models. Some modification may be required for this to fit.

It is worth investigating this part if you need to replace your bypass valve.

(I) Supercharger

I hope no one ever needs to replace the supercharger itself, but it may help to know that it is an Eaton M62 (generation III).

There are rebuild kits available for these superchargers.

(J) Pulleys

On my car the pulleys had been replaced with metal ones with replaceable bearings. The pulleys are 60mm diameter and 30mm wide.

I don't know if my pulleys are the original Downing Atlanta or BMW ones or not, but I had to replace one of mine and couldn't easily find a replacement. It is a 60mm diameter, 29mm wide, 17mm inner diameter pulley. I eventually found that a Ford pulley was suitable. These part numbers may help if you need the same pulley: XS7G-6M250.BA, 1095025, XS7G6M250AA, XS7G6M250BA, YF0912730.

Greg from Atlanta Z3 Club says that he has had a pulley remanufactured with permission from Downing Atlanta. They are the same manufacturer with upgraded bearings. Contact Greg through the website.

(Q) Top radiator hose

The original belt supplied with the kit is a Gates 21673.

Some people have found different hoses that suit them better, such as Gates 21623 or Goodyear 61417.


Some people have suggested fitting a "check valve" between the air shrouded injectors inlet pipe and the intake bellows. This is to prevent loss of boost through this pipe. Some of the valves mentioned for this job are NAPA 2-29000, CRB-2979, MPF-3879, AV-23 and Sorensen 779-2929.

As an option to the original crankcase ventilation valve, some people suggest fitting a PCV from a Chevrolet 348 PCV instead.

Do you know any other information about replacement parts for BMWs fitted with a DASC? Please let me know.


Richard Emam-Zade G.

by Richard Emam-Zade G. | April 23, 2016

I'm looking for the two idle pullys which came with the DASC kit, any idea of a part # & brand?


Horatio Aycardo

by Horatio Aycardo | May 17, 2018

Looking for pulleys too. Anyone know where I can get them?



by John | May 17, 2018

I don't think I have the original pulleys so I'm not sure what the original size is. Also, there may be different pulleys for M42 and M44 kits.

When I was looking for a replacement I ended up going through a few pulley catalogs online and finding something with the same dimensions. I ended up finding something for a Ford Focus LR that was the same size.

Dayco -

Gates -


Horatio Aycardo

by Horatio Aycardo | May 17, 2018

Thanks much John for this!



by Red_gnome | September 12, 2018

I replaced the top pulley on my m44 just this week.
Original is approximately 2.5 inches and I replaced it with a 2inch idle pulley from a cam belt and tensioner kit for a 2003 VW Polo 1.4 16v bbx engine. The key to this is knocking the spacer sleeve out of both the bearings and using the original one in the new bearing. This sounds hard but can be knocked out with a hammer, bolt and a spare socket out of your socket set.
Pressing the bearing in can be done with a long bolt, washer and nut. The pulley only needs to be as wide as the 6pk belt which the new one is just the right size.



by Red_gnome | September 12, 2018

Oh and after lots of maths I realised the pulley size difference wasn’t an Issue for the belt length I had which was 6pk2195


Richard Emam-Zade G.

by Richard Emam-Zade G. | May 21, 2016

Check valve between intake and injectors air hose.



by Robert | June 4, 2016

I have a DASC waiting to go into my e30 318i m42. Any advice on preventative maintenance to do beforehand? I was thinking new fuel lines and clean my injectors. I plan to retain the rrfpr.


John Avis

by John Avis | June 5, 2016

I would suggest asking on or where there is quite a few DASC owners.

When you are installing the DASC you will have easy access to various vacuum hoses that might need replacing. Check for any error codes as if you need any sensors they might be easier to access at the same time. Is your cooling system okay (water pump, thermostat, radiator)?


Horatio Aycardo

by Horatio Aycardo | September 12, 2018

Thanks much Red. I had a machine shop custom make me pulleys. Made of aluminum. Bearings can be replaced. Love the color.


Greg Paul

by Greg Paul | May 14, 2019

I have the pulley re-manufactured by permission from DA. They are the same manufacturer with upgraded bearings. If you need some go to our club web site AtlantaZ3 and email Greg at the same domain name.


John Avis

by John Avis | May 30, 2019

Thanks for the comment Greg. I've (finally) updated the pulley section of this post with the details.


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