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harmonic balancer installer by jim94
Started on: 02-18-2016 11:05 AM
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I am try to rent or buy an installer to put the balancer back on.
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I just use the bolt that hold it on to draw it back in place on my V6.
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Originally posted by Imnuts:

I just use the bolt that hold it on to draw it back in place on my V6.


The problem with using the original bolt is that very few threads are engaged at the start. I found a much longer bolt which I use along with a nut. The bolt is screwed in until it bottoms out, and then the nut is turned to push the balancer into place on the crank.
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If you want to ruin a balancer, try using everything but an installer.
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should be able to use one for free from autozone or napa etc. just have to leave a refundable deposit.
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Originally posted by Grantman:

should be able to use one for free from autozone or napa etc. just have to leave a refundable deposit.


They don't always have them but that's where I would look.

Or do what I did and but one.

EDIT: I just noticed you said NAPA. I didn't know NAPA rents tools? I'm sure they will have it.

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I agree with Patrick. Many years ago, when I was doing my first 2.8 V6 rebuild, I tried to get away with just using the damper bolt. I noticed that the threads on the bolt were being deformed. I learned my lesson from that.
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Originally posted by Thunderstruck GT:

If you want to ruin a balancer, try using everything but an installer.


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What's wrong with the method I outlined?

 
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The problem with using the original bolt is that very few threads are engaged at the start. I found a much longer bolt which I use along with a nut. The bolt is screwed in until it bottoms out, and then the nut is turned to push the balancer into place on the crank.


This is very similar to what I use and was describing above. How is this a problem?

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Originally posted by Patrick:

This is very similar to what I use and was describing above. How is this a problem?





LOL!

Not fair Patrick!

You didn't mention using a bearing which appears to work like the tool.

But the installer is also a remover and a balancer should never have claws put on the outside of them like a pulley puller.
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Originally posted by Thunderstruck GT:

You didn't mention using a bearing which appears to work like the tool.


Let me clarify... that's an image I found on the 'net. I don't use a bearing, I use the factory heavy washer that is normally located between the head of the crank bolt and the balancer. However, for all intents and purposes, it's the same setup.

 
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Originally posted by Thunderstruck GT:

But the installer is also a remover and a balancer should never have claws put on the outside of them like a pulley puller.


Well yeah... I agree that a balancer should never be pulled off with "claws". It should never be pounded off with a hammer either. But this thread is about installing a balancer.

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Originally posted by Patrick:
...for all intents and purposes...


You got it right! Most people say it the other way. Drives me batshit...

Sorry for the hijack. Please resume normal programming.
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I use the same method on the ls1 in the camaro. Start it with a longer bolt from the hdwr store, then torque it down with the old oem bolt, then install a new bolt.
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