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Author Topic:   I ran my motor with a separated outer ring on my balancer.
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 141
posted August 19, 2002 08:28 AM
I ran about 12 laps on a 1/2 mile with the outer ring bouncing around on the lower pulley. I have to change the timing chain cover, for $25 extra dollars and little more work should I go ahead and put new mains in it, or mains and rod bearings. The motor has 3 nights on it at no more than 6000. I quit hammering on it because I thought I had a broken push rod. I appreciate any suggestions

chickasaw kid
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 6
posted August 19, 2002 07:51 PM
pull the engine!!!!!!!! atleast have it checked. i did the same thing this year. I replaced timing cover and in hot laps the next week boom. it cost me a new block 2 pistons 2 rods and crank. its not worth the risk.and buy your self a good quality damper.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 135
posted August 19, 2002 08:12 PM
Listen to da kid. An ounce of prevention... I know it is a pain, but learn from it. If there is any damage, the engine will probably fail in a very spectacular manner. This damage can also be not apparent on casual observation. I would check crank for cracks, block for cracks around main webs, look for signs of main cap movement (fretting at cap/block interface), and check fit of caps in block. An aftermarket dampener is worth the investment, no matter your level of racing.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 141
posted August 20, 2002 06:39 AM
thanks guys, she's already unstrapped and ready to be pulled.

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted August 20, 2002 01:26 PM UIN: 54865418
i would take it in and see if it will need to be line bored also

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 353
posted September 24, 2002 09:56 PM
Get a balancer from BHJ. Cheap, with a retainer to keep it from separating.

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