I have a rattling, which my mechanic says is coming from my balance shaft bearing.
He says he doesnt have time to change it for me (im guessing this is a bad sign)
Is it a big job, what's involved and how much should i expect to pay to have it fixed?
anyone know someone who would do the job north of the river (perth) ?
Mate if you can't do it yourself then get a replacement engine.
there are 3 in the engine.
the engine will need to come out for the front or rear one.
It's equal to changing a cam bearing.
shit. I just changed the engine
This engine had no noise until just now
might just put up with it... reckon it could do any damage?
the engine doesnt need to come out use a slide hammer . can be done but yer too much trouble, the only real problem is when the bearing dies, jams it up jams the cam and detonation if your unlucky plus the shit from the bearing going through your engine
shit, ill ring a couple of places n try get a quote tomorrow to fix it.
Is the rattle there all the time or just on cold start ups? There is only one (1) balance shaft which is in the centre above the cam shaft.
if it is real stuffed just take the timing cover off and discard the cog off the balance shaft do it doesnt spin problem solved
I tune the oldschool way fear on the passengers face and knuckle colour cant go wrong
tabbacco is still my favorite vegetable
yeah its always there, actually it's more noticeable as the engine warms up.
Is there a write up somewhere on how to remove the cog? or at least the timing cover?
I would recommend you get a "Gregory's service & repair manual". It will give you all the info you need. Should be able to get one from an auto-parts. About $70 I think, been a while since I bought one. Worth every cent.
every car should come with a Gregory's service & repair manual .
remove the drive gear off the end of the balance shaft sounds interesting - i like it
gregories is shit house but mind you if u come to mine Mundaring i can give u a rather tatty vn gregories for nothing or jsut pay for postage.
I've found the thread where VRacclain2 pulled the cog on his - part of the thread says:
HAHA COMPLETE SUCCESS!!!!! No rattle and No Viabrations!!! everything went smooth as. Removed the Balance shaft Cog/sproket whatever you want to call it, left the Balance shaft sitting in there. Put the Timing cover back on and wala, no rattle. Had a slight coolant leak due to a stupid mistake with the gasket silicon, but all is fixed and running well. If any one has any Questions let me know. The whole job cost a total of $10 for the two gaskets, and only took about 3hrs. Although it really took 2weeks due to my work comitments.
But as said before this might not work for all engines, but hell for 10 bucks, why not!
Balance Shaft Rattle, getting rid of.
Might be worth a try.