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Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 6:05 pm 
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Wondering how i would go about holding the harmonic balancer so it doesn't turn while i undo the centre bolt?
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Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 7:30 pm 
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use a long handled breaker bar. after fitting onto centre bolt 'rest' breaker bar on on chassis rail. with a 'quick' flik of the ignition [on/off - do not start/run motor] the bolt should undo .... to tighten is opposite ie put under other side rail ... careful you don't overtighten
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Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 7:35 pm 
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Screw driver through the flex plate if trans is disconnected from engine. Put a socket and rachet on one of the converter nuts if trans still connected & sandwich plate will stop rotation. Flywheels usually have a spare bolt hole that can be accessed through starter motor hole.

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU Windsor Harmonic Balancer
Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:22 pm 
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Which way does the bolt loosen on the AU V8? Is it clockwise?

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:44 pm 
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revcore wrote:
Which way does the bolt loosen on the AU V8? Is it clockwise?




good question ..... i was going by the 6 :roll:
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Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:06 pm 
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should be 18mm socket and counter clockwise to remove.

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU Windsor Harmonic Balancer
Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:46 pm 
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use a long handled breaker bar. after fitting onto centre bolt 'rest' breaker bar on on chassis rail. with a 'quick' flik of the ignition [on/off - do not start/run motor] the bolt should undo .... to tighten is opposite ie put under other side rail ... careful you don't overtighten

I've done this on an I6 and it works well, can't see why it won't work on a V8.
Unplug both coilpacks first though.

It'll be a std RH thread.

You could use a rattle gun and impact socket to crack it, but I guess you won't have room even with the thermofans out.

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 1:43 am 
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Actualy, as teh windsor is a shorter motor, you would be amazed what tools can fit between the rad and the motor.air ratchet would certainly fit.

 

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Yeah, that's a good point, lengthwise I'd be a 4 cyl.
If you have a gun with enough decent torque, I'd think this would be the easiest to try.

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 12:01 pm 
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Had a real good look at the harmonic balancer today and there is no loose or bulging rubber and there is no play in the balancer either. It's very quiet just that i get the odd vibration now and again doing 100 clicks out on the highway.
Does it sound like the balancer is in the early stages of it's demise or could it be something else like needing a wheel balance?

 

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revcore wrote:
Had a real good look at the harmonic balancer today and there is no loose or bulging rubber and there is no play in the balancer either. It's very quiet just that i get the odd vibration now and again doing 100 clicks out on the highway.
Does it sound like the balancer is in the early stages of it's demise or could it be something else like needing a wheel balance?



i have no idea! .... could be wheels or tailshaft or?
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Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 2:21 pm 
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revcore wrote:
Had a real good look at the harmonic balancer today and there is no loose or bulging rubber and there is no play in the balancer either. It's very quiet just that i get the odd vibration now and again doing 100 clicks out on the highway.
Does it sound like the balancer is in the early stages of it's demise or could it be something else like needing a wheel balance?



does it vibrate in neutral when free revving/ holding rpm ??
if not then I say its not the balancer
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Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 2:32 pm 
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revcore wrote:
Had a real good look at the harmonic balancer today and there is no loose or bulging rubber and there is no play in the balancer either. It's very quiet just that i get the odd vibration now and again doing 100 clicks out on the highway.
Does it sound like the balancer is in the early stages of it's demise or could it be something else like needing a wheel balance?



does it vibrate in neutral when free revving/ holding rpm ??
if not then I say its not the balancer


No vibrations in neutral when free revving/holding RPM.

 

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It has got a slight roughness in idle sometimes

 

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revcore wrote:
TROYMAN wrote:
revcore wrote:
Had a real good look at the harmonic balancer today and there is no loose or bulging rubber and there is no play in the balancer either. It's very quiet just that i get the odd vibration now and again doing 100 clicks out on the highway.
Does it sound like the balancer is in the early stages of it's demise or could it be something else like needing a wheel balance?



does it vibrate in neutral when free revving/ holding rpm ??
if not then I say its not the balancer


No vibrations in neutral when free revving/holding RPM.


I would say it might not be the balacer..

it could be a worn uni in the tail shaft or rear extension housing bush even a lump in a rear tire can cause a vibration at 100kmh
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