Once it touches the snout of the crank the cold crank will suck the heat out of the balancer and it will quickly shrink and you might as well have never heated it up. I understand the concept of the valves being closed when this trick is tried, but they might open at some point during this action, right? The harmonic balancer's purpose is to reduce engine vibration from the crankshaft's normal operation. This system is based on a Corvette configuration. Some examples of these chemicals are: lead from lead-based paints, crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other masonry products, and arsenic and chromium from chemically treated lumber. Cant wait to get this crap done.
And use a thread locker like Loktite on the bolt as a safety measure. Could this cause problems with the valves though? Hopefully you can get someone to help you while doing this project. To reduce your exposure, work in a well-ventilated area and with approved safety equipment, such as dust masks that are specially designed to filter out microscopic particles. The truck orientation is the narrowest and tallest of the three drives with the alternator up top and the power steering pump underneath. If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please so im down to the last thing i need to do. I can't imagine the rubber on the balancer or the seal is rated for those temperatures.
It doesnt move a motor at all with the little torque a dampner bolt takes. Use this information at your own risk if you elect to do so. I tightened it as much as I could with out moving it. Block the flywheel from turning via a lock tool. Disconnect the starter motor with a socket wrench to access the crankshaft. When everything is the right size, it works great. I know its not rocket science but i just don't want to screw it up.
Pull the trigger, count 2. It may also present hood clearance problems on cars with low hood lines. I would use the installer tool. If the torque is not set properly, the engine vibration and running of the drive belt over the harmonic balancer can cause the harmonic balancer pulley to loosen and fly off the engine. Disconnect the cooler for the power steering fluid, if your vehicle is so equipped.
One big advantage of this idea is it eliminates the purchase of a new balancer. Roger Kunkel sent us a photo of his solution based on an F-car alternator rear mount location, leaving the missing bolt out of the front mount. It will clear the steering box, but clearance is minimal depending on which engine mounts are used. I don't see how that could be, but why take the chance? Thus, we will have get togethers, casual cruises, events, and such like that, but this is not an exclusive club and it's 100% free to join this site! Check on your fit before you press fit in a c-clamp permanently! It all depends on how trick you want to get. I had this same problem when I replaced the timing chain on my 97 Chevy. Most times the bolt is just long enough to grab a couple of threads.
I've only done around 15 of them but nothing has come loose yet. The installer I used had an insert that matched the crank threads many inserts for different crank thread sizes. The balancer needs to be pushed in a long ways and I would not want my crank and bolt doing all of the work with just a few threads doing the starting work. Hemi426, smaller Chrysler and larger Chrysler motors should have a harmonic damper bolt set to 135 food-pounds. By the way, I've never had to use an installer, they all seemed to fit nicely just by boiling the balancer to expand it a little.
When you're done, back the cylinder off and pull the rope out. If it slips, then you needed a new harmonic balancer anyway. This arrangement is wider at the top, offering maximum clearance toward the bottom of the engine. Could this cause problems with the valves though? Please consult with your local dealership and or a licensed and certified mechanic before working on any vehicle and make sure you utilize any and all safety equipment and safety measures at all times. Its like using the stock bolt but gets you full thread engagement so you dont have to worry about tearing the threads out of the crank.
My ride:- :thumbsup: Click to expand. Use a paint pen across the inner and outer hub before torquing. As with wheel lug nuts, a couple of test shots and a feel with wrench gets it very close. Using heat is a neat idea, but use caution that you don't melt out the front seal in the process. Around the ring were bolt holes that lined up with the pulley bolt holes in the damper.
The spec requires an initial torque of 37 ft-lb and then using the torque angle method to tighten the bolt an additional 140 degrees. You can use a strong dowel to block the flywheel, but there is a risk of bending the flywheel, or damaging something that it comes in contact with. While there are quick and expensive ways to mount an alternator, power steering pump, and air conditioning compressor, our goal is to show you how to do this while watching that budget. This is less than ideal for torquing a bolt in a precise and positive way. The extra-tall 12-point bolt head won't strip or allow the socket to slip-off when turning over the engine.
Use some blue Loctite on the bolt after you clean the threads on it and inside the tapped hole on the end of the crank. I've seen a dirt dauber mud wasp nest bend a valve - just slightly enough to not seal properly - while only turning the flywheel to tighten the torque converter bolts. The Corvette drive is the tightest to the front of the engine and places the alternator on top with the power steering pump underneath. So the only threads that could stripped are on the installer threads. I've used several of these methods, usually if the engine is on a stand I'll have three short bolts in the back of the crank, and use a prybar to hold two of them to keep it from turning. Rated 5 out of 5 by Billt from Saves money in the long run!!! Badair is correct, just as lubricant on the threads will affect the torque of the bolt as will re-installing an old fastener with more efficient threads.