Always "end-balance" the rods. Do the pins as well.
Heck, go crazy, 'button' the pistons!
Remove sharp edges...everywhere.
You are doing the crank, right. Pulleys?
Then there's that darn drive shaft....
PS I've found little value in balancing the muffler bearings.
On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 10:49 AM, <email@example.com> wrote:
> Thanks to Ron Soave I think I finally have my head around engine balance
> and concede. 6 and V12 engine's are inherantly balanced. The rotating mass
> at the front of the crank that I have heard called a "harmonic balancer"
> should only be called a vibration dampner.
> So, now, my question is when someone says a 4 cyl is balanced what has
> been done to it? Just the rods and pistons weighted to the same figure?
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