Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Port Perry, Ontario, Canada
Re: Is this crank snout ruined?
My balancer came loose a few years ago and chewed up the end of the crank. Probably similar to yours. I filed off the rough edges, installed a harmonic balancer thinking it might reduce possibility of any vibration, a little anti seize and away we go. Have put on several thousand miles with no issues, no vibration. But always conscious that it could fail anytime.
Mind you I am running a stock 327 and not overworking things. If it fails I will get my spare rebuilt and drop that in
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