Does that mean you still need an expensive balancer? I thought with internal balancing all you would need was a spacer to put your pulley on.kim said:The "balance" remains the same, or whatever the engine needs. The difference with 0 Imbalance is that your not hanging the weight off the end of the crank, at the harmonic balancer and flywheel.
Okay...well that answers that question. I guess I misunderstood when I was reading about having a motor with 0 imbalance. Either that or it was bad info which could very well be true as well. Thanks for the help fellas.kim said:Think of it as a harmonic "dampner" versus the improper use of balancing the dampner has the cneter ring, an elastimer band and an inertia ring. The weight of the inertia ring is used to cancel harmonics in the crank... So a good quality one (SFI rated) will prevent vibrations from building in the crank that cause the caps and main webbing of the block to fail.