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Balancing after complete overhaul???

This is a discussion on Balancing after complete overhaul??? within the Internal Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I am considering getting the engine balanced since I have new rods, pistons, crankshaft, lifters, cam etc...My mechanic said it ...

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    Balancing after complete overhaul???

    I am considering getting the engine balanced since I have new rods, pistons, crankshaft, lifters, cam etc...My mechanic said it is not completely necessary but will help the durability of the motor and help keep vibration down at high rpm...Any thoughts and do you guys really recommend it. The only reason I dont want to get it is because the shop is going to take an additional 2 weeks just to balance the shit and I haven't had my T/A in 2 months so...

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    To be at this stage and not balance would be like installing a new cam straight up and not degreeing it !!! Balancing should take two days not two weeks. Do they charge by the hour ? They probably don't have the equipment necessary to balance or the expertise or maybe they will have to sublet / farm it out . Now if we're talkin BLUEPRINTING the engine that would take a little longer .

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    They know what they are doing and it will probably only take a day but they are so busy it'll take a week or so to get around to mine you see. And I miss my car dammit...

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    personally, wait the two weeks. or roll the dice and if it vibrates, well, you know the rest. i know how you feel. i don't like to wait either. it took me a year of buying parts and getting machine works done to do my 408.


    the machine shop i used did it the next day for me.

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