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Offline Coach Mike

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Re: which harmonic balancer?
« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2012, 07:13:54 PM »
Make sure to use a proper tool to remove and install it or you'll mess other things up too.  Lots of good stuff on Youtube and other places showing how this is done.  Not too bad really.
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Re: which harmonic balancer?
« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2012, 12:00:50 AM »
I am not sure I will take a video and post it on youtube and post a link to it on here. I will post it tonight.
 I don't know much about these counterweight and balancers.
 The only reason I think its bad is my neighbor noticed it looked funny.
It drives like a beast (but I don't want to break it).
Thanks in advance for your patience and help guys it means alot for a young military guy like me. (don't have alot of free time to try and figure it out.)

It's pretty easy to tell. If you look at the harmonic balancer while the engine is running and it is wobbling, it's time to replace it. It should be running straight and true with no wobble. Also, in case you didn't know, a harmonic balancer and a vibration damper are just different names for the same thing.
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Would this one work as well?
« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2012, 01:41:07 PM »
http://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS-Performance-Products/555/51625/10002/-1

Just out of curiousity would this one work as well? I dont want to go to crazy with it but would like to upgrade it to protect the engine if possible, this is a really new engine in this car and I would like to preserve it if at all possible.

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Re: which harmonic balancer?
« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2012, 01:43:41 PM »
over kill in my opinion, but its your money and peace of mind
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Re: which harmonic balancer?
« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2012, 02:05:59 PM »
Well thats exactly what I am trying to avoid, I dont want overkill but I would really like to improve within a justifiable range. what about this one?

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/PFS-90020

Thanks in advance for your time and consideration.

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Re: which harmonic balancer?
« Reply #20 on: April 23, 2012, 02:35:01 PM »
same balancer different name, nothing wrong with either at all, but an oem from Dorman will do just fine and a lot cheaper
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Re: which harmonic balancer?
« Reply #21 on: April 23, 2012, 02:48:46 PM »
Just make sure you take your Old one with you if you pickup at a Local Parts Store.  I got mine from Napa, about $60 and everything lined up.

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Re: which harmonic balancer?
« Reply #22 on: April 23, 2012, 02:51:26 PM »
Thanks for saving me some dough Joe D, I will purchase the dorman one. Thanks for your time and patience. anxious to try and fix it myself.

I will keep that in mind Lubr, I think I am going to purchase online but If napa or pepboys can help me than I will go there.

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Re: which harmonic balancer?
« Reply #23 on: April 23, 2012, 05:40:07 PM »
no problem happy to help. are you guys twins?
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Re: which harmonic balancer?
« Reply #24 on: April 23, 2012, 07:22:54 PM »
I know Autozone had the Dorman when I checked and so did Oreillys, but closer to the $70-80 if I remember right?

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Re: which harmonic balancer?
« Reply #25 on: April 24, 2012, 05:28:44 PM »
nope not twins just liked the same pic when picking avatars for the website.

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Re: which harmonic balancer?
« Reply #26 on: April 24, 2012, 05:44:33 PM »
oh
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Re: which harmonic balancer?
« Reply #27 on: April 25, 2012, 01:46:56 AM »
I see Rock Auto has one for 31 bux...
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