Recent content by Edis06

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    After a 6-month hiatus, the smoke is back!

    It was corrected by adjusting the injection timing. 10 min job.
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    How do you torque the crank bolt properly?

    This is my second replacement, totaling 3 new balancers. The problem was the broken keyway and old 8.8 bolt. Hopefully I have it torqued down enough! I also learned that you CANNOT reuse a balancer. Once removed the grooved surface is designed to distort as its pressed onto the shaft. You...
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    How do you torque the crank bolt properly?

    OK, I installed a new harmonic balancer and OEM bolt on Saturday. As expected, the new balancer was TIGHT, TIGHT, TIGHT. Even with an installer, you have to strong arm it so there's no way the crank is narrowed down. I also followed instructions on the TSB for the install - they said to...
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    HELP! Need engine install in Florida - preferably a 6.2

    Hold on, don't get ahead of yourself. I never said I "don't want" to transport my truck. Naturally, the sane thing to do as step one would be to find a shop that specializes in HMMWV engine swaps, and I've found a few in Florida. I have intentionally avoided "local" shops as I don't want...
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    HELP! Need engine install in Florida - preferably a 6.2

    I'm sure there are but finding them is another story. Yes, Mike is a great guy and I'd trust him 100%. He's made some custom parts for me already. But GA is a hike to ship a truck for work.
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    How do you torque the crank bolt properly?

    Also, that area of "roughness" inside consists of small lateral lines designed to collapse and grip as the installer pushes the balancer on the shaft. That reduces the internal diameter a bit. With that, I can totally see why they say you can't re-use a balancer.
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    How do you torque the crank bolt properly?

    I measured from the end of the tape measure as well as from the 2 so you can get an accurate read. Not sure if a tape measure is accurate enough for your needs though.
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    How do you torque the crank bolt properly?

    I will tonight!
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    How do you torque the crank bolt properly?

    The welding and glue have nothing to do with the balancer. I got the trademark broken keyway (also all over internet) so I'm looking at options to fix it either permanently or at least until I get a new engine. The steel paste didn't work, nor did the welding of the balancer to the crank, but...
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    How do you torque the crank bolt properly?

    You are 100% correct. That's why that key is strictly for alignment. No way on this earth will a little key or a 1/4" groove hold that kind of force. It's all in the bolt. After the keyway gets rewelded, I am installing a new OEM damper (again). I just purchased a right angle impact...
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    HELP! Need engine install in Florida - preferably a 6.2

    Wish you were closer!! And remember I live in the sunny place for shady people. I'm nearly convinced that most shops down here are just money laundering operations with a shop full of hollow engine props and a cardboard secretary in the window.
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    How do you torque the crank bolt properly?

    Hold on guys, lemme catch up. Ok, the keyway broke due to the old stripped out crank bolt that was in the truck when I got it. It was the softer bolt, which was actually recalled on the civilian 6.2s and replaced with the updated bolt for this same reason. The balancer isn't spinning freely...
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    HELP! Need engine install in Florida - preferably a 6.2

    You're correct on these recommendations. I would like to install a new crank but I simply don't have the room. I have a one-car private garage. No joke, all Ferraris have subframes that drop the engines and gearboxes down allowing them to slide out, making it easy to service. I'd need an...
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    HELP! Need engine install in Florida - preferably a 6.2

    I'm completely OK with either a 6.2 or a 6.5. I prefer the 6.2 for a few reasons: 1. It's louder. The 6.5 is slightly quieter and more powerful. I like the noisy 6.2. I can tell the difference between the 6.2 and the 6.5 NA running. 2. Stronger heads. This may be a total coincidence, and...
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    HELP! Need engine install in Florida - preferably a 6.2

    I know neither had electronics, however each time I try to have the engine swapped, I'm pitched on a 4-speed trans, turbos, duramax, cummins, etc., etc. I'm just tired of being pitched on complex upgrades that ultimately lead to a lifetime of tinkering. Same with the suspension - yeah, I've...
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