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Old 03-29-2018, 09:06 AM   #1
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My luck lately #2

So, was messing around at a friends house, was wiping down the engine bay, had my friend turn the car over, and I see that the harmonic balancer is now vibrating pretty bad. Seeing how my luck with this car has honestly been bad, what's the worst case scenario?
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Old 03-29-2018, 10:14 AM   #2
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Is it the stock balancer? I’ve read on here that they are known to break..

I changed mine to an ATI balancer.
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Old 03-29-2018, 10:30 AM   #3
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what's the worst case scenario?
the pulley is loose on the crank and wore the snout down = new crankshaft
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Old 03-31-2018, 03:35 AM   #4
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Is it the stock balancer? I’ve read on here that they are known to break..

I changed mine to an ATI balancer.
Yeah it's the stock balancer. We had a talk here recently. She got put in the garage. I went down to the store got a six pack, came back and I told her(Nina is the name of my car) as I was opening the first one, you keep acting up and heads, cam is Gonna half to wait. Thankfully I took it in and got told that it's not a abnormal amount of wobble or vibration. It was a good amount but not good enough I guess to warrant a replacement. So, I Put that on the to do list. New balancer when I tear it down.
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Old 03-31-2018, 07:39 AM   #5
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lol...had many of the same conversations over the years after sum liquid lubrication! problem I had was the lubrication was a slippery slope....enough of that!

I too am in the initial stages of getting the components together for a cam...and tryin to decide if a replacement balancer should be added.

anybody have experience with PowerBond balancers? look like a nice intermediate upgrade for a N/A motor.

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Powerbond and ATI are always at the top of the harmonic balancer list, but for the LS3 my engine builder recommends the Fluidampr.
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