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 Post subject: Re: Serpentine Belt Tensioner Issue.
Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 8:24 pm 
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Havnt changed a balancer! Go change them all haha.
If you've had all this experiance you and you're dad should be able to have a look and figure it out. Should be able to visualy see what's off...
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 Post subject: Re: Serpentine Belt Tensioner Issue.
Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 8:27 pm 
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yeh maybe if the engine was out of the car & i had a direct line of sight without any obstacles.

Anyhow i think you may have misinterpreted my meaning.

30 years of owning Fords & never once have we changed a HB. Front main seal yes but never HB.

I'll have to take a closer look at it. I think it may be in fact the HB but i really don't want to speculate at this moment.
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Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 8:53 pm 
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yeah as i think i said armoniacc balancngings do fail on ef--auuu from xxxsperiences

 

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 Post subject: Re: Serpentine Belt Tensioner Issue.
Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:47 am 
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From the photo's the ribs on your serpentine belt look very low, the belt will pull outwards if the grooves don't grab the balancer groves.

I would try a new belt first, but in saying this it does look like the balacner has moved out a little...

 

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 Post subject: Re: Serpentine Belt Tensioner Issue.
Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:20 am 
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I think I did missinterprite you mate. Owning not working on...

Easy way to tell. Fire her up and watch the ballancer. It shouldn't "wobble" very much to if at all.
Id go new belt (due to dammage from rubbing and general wear) and a new balancer.
No need for any special type, its not a race car and balancers last 100xxxks+ easy. I think protourque sell a aftermarket verion for around $100.
The ballancer does look to be sitting out from the timing marks slightly in the pic.
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 Post subject: Re: Serpentine Belt Tensioner Issue.
Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:32 am 
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thats the thin when i removed the thermo fans to take a look at the balancer it seems fine.

No wobbling of any kind. It sits & spins perfectly.

This is why i don't believe its the balancer.

But i may as well change it for now & see how it all goes.

In regards to buying a better HB i was only trying to future proof the engine.

Soon enough i will have a turbo setup.

If there's such thing as a better balancer then why not???

If it will prove to be cheaper in the long run, then i'm game.
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 Post subject: Re: Serpentine Belt Tensioner Issue.
Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:23 pm 
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Well if you are going turbo replacing the balancer wouldn't be a bad idea at all. It could have slipped out slightly. You should be able to compare allignment between a couple pullys at a time.
Have you noticed anything that's off line at all.
Or does it just look off on the tentioner?
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 Post subject: Re: Serpentine Belt Tensioner Issue.
Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:42 pm 
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Well if you are going turbo replacing the balancer wouldn't be a bad idea at all. It could have slipped out slightly. You should be able to compare allignment between a couple pullys at a time.
Have you noticed anything that's off line at all.
Or does it just look off on the tentioner?
just the bottom pulley from the tensioner looks out.

It's either HB or A/C ribbed pulley.

Also it looks a little off from the water pump as well but not as bad as the bottom tensioner pulley.

All the rest are fine.

i'll try & make a little iPhone video of the setup running & stationery.
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Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:13 pm 
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it'll be the balancer. just throw one on it

 

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it'll be the balancer. just throw one on it
should i go stock standard aftermarket or do you think a street/strip spec'ed one would be better since i am going to turbo the car in the near future?
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 Post subject: Re: Serpentine Belt Tensioner Issue.
Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:45 pm 
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just put a stock one on.. why change it for a turbo engine?? mines turbo and running a std balancer..
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Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:49 pm 
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race one you'd put on if it was a drift car or speedway or something. because it'd be in high rpms constantly. but for a daily car a standard one will be fine

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:51 pm 
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only if your reving it 7000+rpm..
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 Post subject: Re: Serpentine Belt Tensioner Issue.
Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:00 pm 
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LOL, nah not revving past 7K. i think it cuts out at 6K if my memory serves me correctly.

Sweet i've seen some aftermarket balancers for like $100 on eBay + around $20 for a front main seal from local car parts dealer.

I'll probably need to buy a harmonic balancer remover tool. I read somewhere that one guy bought a cheapie & then cut the long bolt by around 40mm & that saved him from removing the radiator.

I'll see how it all goes. it should be done by Thursday. I'll post back with some results. Fingers X'ed
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Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:10 pm 
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eBay balancer FTL. go to your local parts joint. and as for the remover i just bought a supercheap special

 

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