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Sierra

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Thu 19 Apr 18 20:32

Harmonic balancer


Iím a bit concerned as my balancer seems to have a slight wobble and thereís lots of horror stories over in the US.
I have a few questions

Does anyone know a garage/price on fitting a new balancer?

Is it worth upgrading the cam while the garage is already working there? (My car will soon be turboíd so a cam may work well also).

Thanks
Steve

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BlackZeD

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Thu 19 Apr 18 20:48

Re: Harmonic balancer


Mine fell off last September while I was at a show.
Its quite a time consuming job which includes removing the steering rack.
I put an ATI 10% underdrive pulley on it when it was done.
Not a cheap job.
Up to you on a cam, I didn't have mine changed then.


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Sierra

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Thu 19 Apr 18 21:11


Thanks, who did the job and how much was the labour?

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BlackZeD

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Thu 19 Apr 18 21:36

Re: Harmonic balancer


It was done by AAS in Newcastle.
Think off hand the labour was the thicker end of £700.
If you have had a sort of chirping sound from the engine bay it knackered.
I heard it but didn't connect it.


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Sierra

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Thu 19 Apr 18 22:11


I havenít had any noise at all, just after seeing a post online decided to have a look at mine.

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Vetteheadtony

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Fri 20 Apr 18 01:25

Re: Harmonic balancer


Doing mine at the moment, new GM balancer and bolt from Rockauto to my door with shipping and rip off tax £100, as for the job it does seem itís a time consuming job as mine is also ProCharged ( loads more shite to remove) and the rack has to be dropped but not removed as I have been informed. But if your a bit clued up definitely doable.
Iíll see how I get on over the weekend!


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2004 Z06 lemans edition pro charged
613 BHP
Black C6 ZR1 wheels
FECKING FAST!!!

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robbiew

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Fri 20 Apr 18 18:31

Re: Harmonic balancer


Very easy to get concerned about this
However because there is rubber in the pulley mounting even a new one will wobble a tiny bit anyway
You should be listening for the belt making a noise and running out of alignment. My c5 pulley moved forwards towards the steering rack. They can also move back !

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Ph300zx

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Sat 21 Apr 18 10:29

Re: Harmonic balancer


As above, mine also moved forward (C5) and I only realised when it hit the steering rack! No belt squeel at any stage, original balancer had done just over 50k. Wasn't aware of the issue before buying the car so hadn't been looking for it.

After much messing about trying to get an aftermarket one I went with the OEM one from Eurovettes, Keith often has these in stock ready to go. No need to get hammered with the import tax.

Took mine to my regular garage, talked them through the process from what I'd researched and they were happy to do it, no issues at all.

If you have the space and equipment deffinatley doable at home, just a pain with what you need to remove to get at it.

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Vetteheadtony

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Sun 22 Apr 18 20:39

Re: Harmonic balancer


Well hereís where Iím at, 3 hours and 7 bottles of Stella, rack, sway bar and power steering pump out.
Power steering pump removal not needed but I wanted to replace the plastic pulley with a billet one, now I can finally see the balancer, Yee Haw!!
Steam cleaned it all underneath ready for it all to be put back together but not gonna rush as Iím gonna paint a few things and change the crank seal also whilst apart.
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Black C6 ZR1 wheels
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Sierra

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Sat 28 Apr 18 20:38


Wow that looks intense

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