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I have a 402BB and the existing 14" flywheel has some stress cracks and probably needs to be replaced. If I buy a new flywheel does it need to be balanced with the engine or are 402's internally balanced?

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402's are internaly balanced. You should not have any problems. You might want to take the flywheel to a machine shop and try resurfacing it. Usually just grinding a few thousanths off takes care of the stress cracks. We have found that they are usually not as deep as they look. Might be worth a try.


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Thanks Bill, I will do exactly that. Always helps to save a few bucks. I thought about buying an aluminum flywheel but from reading previous posts looks like most feel that BB should not use them.
 

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Bill's right, have it resurfaced, $25. Good as new.
Yes 402s are internally balanced and have a neutral balanced flywheel.

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