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 Post subject: Re: Sam's EF. New car!! 1995 fairmont. Soon to be manual!
Posted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:15 pm 
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Bit the bullet and got a new harmonic balancer.

What is this gear looking thing for? Extra balancing?
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 Post subject: Re: Sam's EF. New car!! 1995 fairmont. Soon to be manual!
Posted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:04 pm 
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the gear is the EDIS [Electronic Distributorless Ignition System] trigger wheel.
the sensor that sits above it reads when to fire spark.
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 Post subject: Re: Sam's EF. New car!! 1995 fairmont. Now manual.
Posted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 8:00 pm 
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f**k I was way off. Cheers James.

Anything I must know before changing it?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Sam's EF. New car!! 1995 fairmont. Soon to be manual!
Posted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:32 pm 
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I have a few tips.

1-When you remove it with the puller, do it with the crank bolt still in place, just loosened. This way the puller pushes off the bolt, instead of forcing its way into the thread in the crankshaft. You will have to keep removing the puller and loosening the bolt more as the pulley slides off.

2-Once you have the old crank bolt removed, go and find a longer bolt with the same thread . You can use the longer bolt to pull the new balancer onto the crankshaft, then once its on a reasonable way use the original bolt. This is because the original bolt isn't long enough to do so. I don't recommend hammering the new balancer onto the shaft, you may damage something.

Obviously being a manual makes it alot easier, just put the box into 3rd. With an auto you would have to take out the starter motor and jam the trans up so the motor can't turn over!

I also reccomend pulling the radiator out first, in case you are clumsy like me and damage it. When I did mine, I pulled it out, but then dropped a wrench on it and killed it anyway :lol:

Have fun.
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 Post subject: Re: Sam's EF. New car!! 1995 fairmont. Soon to be manual!
Posted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 12:35 am 
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Cheers mate. You wouldn't know what type thread it would be? I've never had to do this so I'm gathering information so I don't f**k it up... Its mainly common sense really.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Sam's EF. New car!! 1995 fairmont. Soon to be manual!
Posted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 12:52 am 
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Never hurts to ask, I always have to ask dumb questions :D

Take the bolt out and take it to your local fasteners store. They will be able to sort you out. Or just go to any hardware or auto store, go to the bolt section and put your crank bolt into a thread tester. Find which one it is, buy a longer version.

I had a thread when I did the same job. ford-4l-and-6-cylinder-f1/removing-el-harmonic-balancer-bolt-sizes-t93545-20.html

CJH added that a VR/VS Commodore front strut to stub axle mount bolt is the right thread pitch, width and length. Have a look, there is a picture too.
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 Post subject: Re: Sam's EF. New car!! 1995 fairmont. Soon to be manual!
Posted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 10:37 am 
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Cheers mate. I wasn't aware there was a seal so I guess that'll be on the cards just need muster one up. I take it the seal has a lip on it of course?

so tools on the list are:
balancer puller,
Hammer (joke),
longer bolt (M10, 1.5mm pitch, 75mm long),
something to tap the seal back in.
Some grease or that Grey Maxx stuff...

Am I forgetting anything?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Sam's EF. New car!! 1995 fairmont. Soon to be manual!
Posted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 10:48 am 
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Should be about it. I used a fence post cap to fit over the seal to push it in. Check the serp belt while you are in there, it has to come off anyway so you may as well throw in a new one if it needs it.
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 Post subject: Re: Sam's EF. New car!! 1995 fairmont. Now manual.
Posted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 11:51 am 
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Serp belt looks in pretty good condish. Don't know how old it would be but I was told the head ghasket was fairly recent so I dare say it would have been replaced then. Cyl head is VERY clean and I notice new manifold gaskets. Think I got myself a good motor :D

I'll see what it's like first and check the other on the old ef. Damn it's depressing seeing the car in it's current state in the shed... :(
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 Post subject: Re: Sam's EF. New car!! 1995 fairmont. Now manual.
Posted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 1:28 pm 
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Strip it and send it to the crusher.

Its time to let go :P
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 Post subject: Re: Sam's EF. New car!! 1995 fairmont. Now manual.
Posted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 4:56 pm 
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SLO247 wrote:
Strip it and send it to the crusher.

Its time to let go :P


I have nowhere clean and out of the weather to store parts. That's why it's still there. Also got nowhere to store the motor. Much to my disgust.


I want this off.
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what method do I use to take it off with damaging any paint?

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 6:30 pm 
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does it have little screws or just double sided tape? double sided tape carefully/slowly peel it off then get some wax and grease remover. seems to be working ok on my ute after removing the side moulds.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Sam's EF. New car!! 1995 fairmont. Now manual.
Posted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:06 pm 
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Just double sided tape along the top and two tabs that hook on the window seal. The tape has half come up along the front. Just don't want to damage anything. I was thinkin about using a hair dryer to add a bit of heat to soften the glue bit then go from there...

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:35 am 
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sams_missen1604 wrote:
Just double sided tape along the top and two tabs that hook on the window seal. The tape has half come up along the front. Just don't want to damage anything. I was thinkin about using a hair dryer to add a bit of heat to soften the glue bit then go from there...


yea it wouldnt hurt to warm it up to soften it abit, it shouldnt be to hard to get off if the tapes starting to come up half my side moulds were like that and came off fairly easily i just did them slowly.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Sam's EF. New car!! 1995 fairmont. Now manual.
Posted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 12:11 pm 
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XD VAN 82 wrote:
sams_missen1604 wrote:
Just double sided tape along the top and two tabs that hook on the window seal. The tape has half come up along the front. Just don't want to damage anything. I was thinkin about using a hair dryer to add a bit of heat to soften the glue bit then go from there...


yea it wouldnt hurt to warm it up to soften it abit, it shouldnt be to hard to get off if the tapes starting to come up half my side moulds were like that and came off fairly easily i just did them slowly.


well it has it's advantages and disadvantages. Blocks out alot of wind noise.



Replacing the balancer today. Wish me luck...

 

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