A well balanced engine, without vibration, will rev higher, rum smoother, and last longer than one which is out of balance. An engine that is badly out of balance will pound the bearings and cause engine failure in a very short period of time. Once an engine has been taken apart, the cost of balancing is is relatively cheap and adds a great deal to reliability and smoothness. At overhaul time, take the opportunity to provide yourself with an engine that is balanced. It pays!
|PARTS REQUIRED FOR BALANCING: (REQUIRED FOR ALL ENGINES)||ENGINE:||PRICE:||COMPONENT BALANCING:||PRICE:|
|Crankshaft with gears, keys, pulley & nut||XXXXXX||4-Cyl engine||$150||XXXXXXX||Flywheels||$40|
|Flywheel and pressure plate with all bolts||XXXXXX||6-Cyl engine||$200||XXXXXXX||Pressure plates||$40|
|Pistons with pins, rings, and circlips||XXXXXX||V-8 engine||$350||XXXXXXX||Pistons or con rods||$10 each|
|Con rods with caps and bolts or nuts||XXXXXX||V-12 engine||$350||XXXXXXX||V-8 con rods||$20 each|
Sometimes only the crankshaft will need balancing if the crank has been turned or replaced and the rest of the engine assembly is already balanced.
|TYPE OF ENGINE||PRICE:||XXXXXXXXXXXX||TYPE OF ENGINE:||PRICE:|
|Balance 4-cyl crankshaft||$75||XXXXXXXXXXXX||Balance V-8 crankshaft||$200|
|Balance 6-cyl crankshaft||$125||XXXXXXXXXXXX||Balance V-12 crankshaft||$200|