This is an interesting question that I've heard differing views on.
Personally I removed my fan from my TR4A and replaced it with an electric
fan and the whole car seems smoother as a result. I believe that the balance
comments we often hear referred to are really referring to balancing the fan
itself and not as a means of balancing the crankshaft. Mike, what is the
name of the book that you refer to in your e-mail.
Any comments with logic applied that can explain how a fan can balance a
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> This came to me, but I've no real experience in this particular area. If
you have any suggestions, please let Michael know at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
> --Andy Mace
> In a message dated 9/15/2003 1:11:12 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> > I have removed the cooling fan from my 59 TR3. I would like to replace
> > fan with a electric version.. How ever I came along in one of my books
> > the removal of the fan is mot recommended due to crank
> > shaft balancing. Now
> > I have lost the balancing marks on my engine.
> > Should I continue with my project??.
> > Thanks for your help,
> > Michael Skroblin