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Old 02-09-2005, 11:39 PM   #11
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Also the Balancer on the LG3 is all metal, no rubber...
The one on my 87 that failed was rubber, the rubber broke away and ripped.

The aftermarket replacements are rubber as well. My dad'* 86 LG3 has a solid one though so mine was probably not orginal.
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Well there is nothing wrong with how the car starts or runs, it'* absolutely flawless, except just a SLIGHT vibration at ~1200 RPM. Not below not above. And because i really don't have the time or money to fix it right now and i rarely drive the car i'm not going to worry about it. I'll probably drive it till it either won't start or breaks then put the replacement motor i have in the shop in it.
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Just as a side note am i correct in thinking that these are NON interference engines? I know they have quite a bit of valve lift but are also fairly low-compression factory. I just want to double check.
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Yea i was never too interested in this car until it was mine. Amazing how fast ur mind changes. Then i found this great place and i'm hooked on it. Zipping around and beating ricers in a bone stock 20 year old boat is pretty entertaining. Thanks for all the help guys.
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I have heard of chains failing prematurely on 87'* so maybe yours was changed already.
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