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Old 01-08-2001, 01:05 AM
KK KK is offline
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I have a goodwrench crate motor. Should I use the existing harmonic balancer or buy new? Also, when pre oiling which direction should the distributor shaft turn in the oil pump looking from the top? (CW or CCW?.
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Old 01-08-2001, 07:13 AM
plowking35 plowking35 is offline
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clockwise on the oil pre prime.
If the damper looks worn at all get a new one, but if it looks in good shape, go ahead and use it.
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Old 01-09-2001, 11:03 PM
KK KK is offline
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I heard that the rubber in the balancer deteriorates over time and can throw the timing mark off. So I bought a new one. As for preoiling, I should turn the crank some after the oil is flowing right?
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Old 01-09-2001, 11:29 PM
John DiMartino John DiMartino is offline
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Even if you turned the dist, the wrong way,it wouldnt hurt snything,it just would gurgle a little,you'l know when it starts pumping,thats about the time your drill will bog right down,prelube until oil is coming out all the tips of the pushrods/rockers and running down into the ball socket area of the rockers.the balancer,i would replace if the rubber is cracked at all,an old balancer will shorten the life of a new engine if its worn,they are not to expensive.
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Old 01-12-2001, 12:33 AM
KK KK is offline
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This is a new engine so I decided to put a new damper on it. I plan to keep the old engine pretty much complete when I pull it and possibly rebuild it someday since it is relatively good and has 4-bolt mains. Thanks for your help guys.
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