Dont gripe just read the article. Lighten the flywheel if you want more acceralitive power. Take the dampner off for less power. this is an easy one http://www.grapeaperacing.com/GrapeApeRacing/ttramblings/dampers.pdf
When they started talking about Chevy 400 engines... I knew right then and there that it was not pertinent to us.Did you read the article? Has nothing to do with balancing. Well, so the first 2 paragraphs state before I lost interest.
How come this is a case-by-case basis I believe?
must not have pulleys..Dont gripe just read the article. Lighten the flywheel if you want more acceralitive power. Take the dampner off for less power. this is an easy one http://www.grapeaperacing.com/GrapeApeRacing/ttramblings/dampers.pdf
I'll letcha know in another 100K miles!Guys, he's got a POINT, UNLESS someone can provide info on how the Zetec's Crank is DAMPENED.
Balancing aside, and the obvious Misnomer regarding Horsepower excluded, the issue of the effect of Vibration on Crank Lifespan is Valid.
How Great the effect is probably depends on Many factors, Dampners included.
Until someone can provide info on HOW our cranks are DAMPENED, I'm NOT throwing his assertion in the Trash, even regarding our engines.
Give me DATA/INFO to Truly discount the issue of Crank Fatigue, and we can ALL throw it in the Trash.
That's Great, and this may well NOT apply to us.
It's just for NVH control of the accessories, and since my crank pulley install went badly, i'm not allowed to help anyone anymore....i'll let the guy who runs a 9.3 with the sleeptec tell you what to do.Ford Racing sells UDPs. What's going on there if they are not good for the engine? The old 2.3 pinto engines did not have a damper, just a pulley, but the Zetec has elastomer in its pulley. Is ths just for NVH control for the accessories, or really for crank dampening?