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Old 12-13-2005, 11:32 PM   #1
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Default Did my first balancer today!

So we had a car in the shop, 1987 Delta 88. Had a P/* leak, which we fixed, and i delivered the car back to the customer. About 2 hours later she called saying the engine was making a knocking noise. FIRST thing that poped into my head was "balancer". I was expecting a really hard job, considering the one i did with my boss on his '92 Lesabre was a bitch. Well this one came off no problem, took out the inner panel and the bolt came right out with the impact, and i pulled it off with my hand. Luckily we have a spare 3.8 engine in the back of the shop, so i snagged the balancer off of that (which was in perfect shape, BTW) and put that on there. Worked like a charm! Only charged her $50 for the used balancer, whereas a new one was like $130. Just wanted to share my pride.
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OFF BY HAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

you shoulda seen the one on the s2 l67 we tried to swap.....
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Wow.. sounds like that bolt was coming loose and it was slowly walking off. By hand...Wow
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On the older bonnies and the 3.8/ 3800'* the balancer/Dampener wasn't a press fit... The bolt was at like 200Ft lbs if memory serves...

Even on my 91 it was easily removed... I think in 92 and later you absolutely had to have a puller to get the balancer off... lol

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Yea there'* no bolt holes for a puller on the older style, just one bolt and a little elbow grease. I wish i could do those all day. That and those waterpumps. SO much easier without that damn motor mount in the way.
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Yea there'* no bolt holes for a puller on the older style, just one bolt and a little elbow grease. I wish i could do those all day. That and those waterpumps. SO much easier without that damn motor mount in the way.
Yeah they are.... Man I wish they would have just used some dog bones in the front instead of those Torque axis mounts...LOL

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Yea there'* no bolt holes for a puller on the older style, just one bolt and a little elbow grease. I wish i could do those all day. That and those waterpumps. SO much easier without that damn motor mount in the way.
Yeah they are.... Man I wish they would have just used some dog bones in the front instead of those Torque axis mounts...LOL
No reason why they couldn't have... Maybe a retro fit is in the future.
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My balancer was tough to get off. I used a huge closed end wrench which had a perfect dip in it, with exhaust pipe on the other end. I also had to use a puller to get it off the crankshaft.
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