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 Post subject: Vibrations In My Lane
Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:51 pm 
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I am getting vibrations between 1000 - 1500 RPM's.

Got told it could be any number of things.

Engine mounts, auto transmission mount & also some other nasty stuff that i particularly did not want to hear about.

My question is which engine mount is best for my V8 Lane?
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 Post subject: Re: Vibrations In My Lane
Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:52 pm 
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At that RPM i'd go Harmonic Balancer. They tend to cause issues around the 1200-1300rpm mark.

Does it happen in neutral aswell as in gear?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Vibrations In My Lane
Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:18 pm 
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sd1800 wrote:
At that RPM i'd go Harmonic Balancer. They tend to cause issues around the 1200-1300rpm mark.

Does it happen in neutral aswell as in gear?

yes it vibrates in neutral as well.

i would say the vibration rev range would be between 900 - 1300 RPM's.
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 Post subject: Re: Vibrations In My Lane
Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:46 pm 
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I would suggest engine mounts as well especially if you have over 180K on the clock. As you are from Roxby Downs the added bouncing and stress from a large engine over your roads would have helped to cause the mounts to wear faster than normal. At the same time replace the gearbox mount. The front mounts are not cheap but it definitely points to mounts first. I knew a guy who used to work at Leyland in Enfield and they road tested some of the XJ12 series around your area in the mid to late 80's and he told me that they picked that area and a few in NSW because of the stress and strain the roads put on the suspension and drivelines. Good luck.
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 Post subject: Re: Vibrations In My Lane
Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 3:27 pm 
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au055 wrote:
I would suggest engine mounts as well especially if you have over 180K on the clock. As you are from Roxby Downs the added bouncing and stress from a large engine over your roads would have helped to cause the mounts to wear faster than normal. At the same time replace the gearbox mount. The front mounts are not cheap but it definitely points to mounts first. I knew a guy who used to work at Leyland in Enfield and they road tested some of the XJ12 series around your area in the mid to late 80's and he told me that they picked that area and a few in NSW because of the stress and strain the roads put on the suspension and drivelines. Good luck.

yeh i see your point & i was going to do the rear trans mount along with the L/H engine mount (Apparently for some reason the L/H side goes more often than the R/H).

In regards to the roads in Roxby they are quite better now. They are very smooth & drivable. I just carted a 6x4 trailer with my lane & had about 700KG load (Trailer & inside the car/boot) & i must admit i had no problems with road bumps etc even at 100KM/H.
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 Post subject: Re: Vibrations In My Lane
Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:20 pm 
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ruled out the engine mount(s) thanks to the guys at Athol Park Wreckers.

Will try replacing the rear housing mount from the automatic & see if that solves the problem.
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 Post subject: Re: Vibrations In My Lane
Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:44 pm 
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Harmonic Balancer.
Very very common to f**k out on the 5.0.
Get a Ross powerbond and be done with it.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Vibrations In My Lane
Posted: Sat May 05, 2012 1:01 pm 
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EVL098 wrote:
Harmonic Balancer.
Very very common to f**k out on the 5.0.
Get a Ross powerbond and be done with it.

Whats a Ross Powerbond?

i have found info on Powerbond HB's but nothing on Ross Powerbond.
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 Post subject: Re: Vibrations In My Lane
Posted: Sat May 05, 2012 11:24 pm 
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Ross is the company that makes the Powerbonds.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Vibrations In My Lane
Posted: Sun May 06, 2012 11:06 am 
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EVL098 wrote:
Ross is the company that makes the Powerbonds.

OK, ive use powerbond before on my I6 Lane.

I think they are a mob in Albury or something.

Will change the trans mount first, if problem still persists then Powerbond it is :)
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 Post subject: Re: Vibrations In My Lane
Posted: Sat May 12, 2012 1:05 am 
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i have ruled out the rear mount that supports the transmission.

I think its time to change the harmonic balancer.

Any tips etc?

which HB removal tool is needed?
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 Post subject: Re: Vibrations In My Lane
Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:25 pm 
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Well i've just purchased a new HB for my Lane.

any suggestions/tips on how to remove & fit the new balancer?


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 Post subject: Re: Vibrations In My Lane
Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:28 pm 
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Use a puller, no not a commode driver...a harmonic balancer puller :mrgreen:
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 Post subject: Re: Vibrations In My Lane
Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:28 am 
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XR9UTE wrote:
Use a puller, no not a commode driver...a harmonic balancer puller :mrgreen:

Any type of hB puller in particular?

Should i also change the front main seal (Since the HB will be off)?


thx
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 Post subject: Re: Vibrations In My Lane
Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:02 am 
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Shen Long wrote:
XR9UTE wrote:
Use a puller, no not a commode driver...a harmonic balancer puller :mrgreen:

Any type of hB puller in particular?

Should i also change the front main seal (Since the HB will be off)?


thx
SL


I've got a fairly cheap one(bout $40) that my mates tried to destroy by using it without having taken the washer out from the balancer and it works fine.
It's a good idea to change the seal but in either case make sure you lube the balancer snout and the seal itself so it doesn't destroy itself when you start it up. Unless you have a tool to fit the seal with the timing cover on the engine it's going to be fun getting it to go on straight.
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