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#1 Paulus H

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 07:54 PM

... has anyone come up with a way doing the balancer shaft removal WITHOUT removing the engine? Best regards, Paul

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 08:00 PM

You could "probably" re-route the chain and leave the shafts in but no way to get the shafts out with the engine in place.

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 09:20 PM

Convert to an electric water pump?

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 09:26 PM

Convert to an electric water pump?


I like this idea. What exactly is involved with an electric pump conversion?

Might be the cheapest way of freeing up approx. 10 bhp

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 09:35 PM

10bhp :lol:

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 10:53 PM

10bhp :lol:


Supposedly 5 bhp per shaft, although I don't know where that figure actually came from. Regardless of the correct number, reducing frictional losses will always help.

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 10:59 PM

indeed which is why i have a electric water pump :D

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 11:18 PM

... has anyone come up with a way doing the balancer shaft removal WITHOUT removing the engine?


Yep... buy a Turbo ;)

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 11:20 PM

:lol:

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 11:36 PM

... has anyone come up with a way doing the balancer shaft removal WITHOUT removing the engine?

Best regards, Paul


Well you can do it with the engine in situ...



but you will need to remove the subframe around it... :happy:

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 11:38 PM


... has anyone come up with a way doing the balancer shaft removal WITHOUT removing the engine?


Yep... buy a Turbo ;)


:rolleyes: thumbsup

Or put a turbo engine in it......

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 11:40 PM

didnt nick manage to do it with the engine in, but undoing all the mounts etc and move the engine into what ever place it needs to be?

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 11:42 PM

you need to beat it with a hammer! engine needs to come out

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 03:12 AM

didnt nick manage to do it with the engine in, but undoing all the mounts etc and move the engine into what ever place it needs to be?


engine must come out, only other possible way was to pull the shafts out as far as they could go and cut them, not a good idea.

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 10:44 AM

engine must come out, only other possible way was to pull the shafts out as far as they could go and cut them, not a good idea.


Even if you were crazy enough to try it you still wouldn't be able to knock the bearings back with the engine in situ.





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