I don't remember seeing those steps in my chilton's manual1) Buy Fluidampr/Melling LPOP (I recommend Dennis @ITP--he's good people)
2) Drive truck to shop
3) Drop off truck and a key, then take shuttle ride home.
I'll keep you all updated on how the rest of the install goes--if it's as smooth as the first 1/2, it should be pretty easy.
Yes, there is a SMALL chamfer to get the balancer started on the snout. The surface is generally fairly clean, but a little cleanup won't hurt them but try not to take too much off. Just a light pass with the emery cloth is plenty.Is the nose of a PSD crank chamfered just a touch. A little work with some emory cloth and some WD-40 is usually all it takes on the balancers I have installed.
yea but if you buy the tools you can use them again. If you take it to the shop again you have to pay more for more installing you could have done yourself had you bought the tools in the first place. ointlaugh:I wasn't scared to do the install myself but it just wasn't worth the hassle/expense to do so. I figured that I'd have to buy somewhere around $120 worth of tools (going the cheapest possible route, not Snap-On by any stretch) to do the install in my driveway (1/2" torque wrench and 3/8" torque wrench) but when the shop quoted me $130 in labor to do the install I couldn't say no. If I already had those tools, I'd be out in the driveway wrenching right now but since I didn't, off to the shop I went...
That's what I was thinking too. I see something like this as an opportunity to get more tools. I don't think I've ever bought a tool that I needed for a specific project that I didn't end up using again later on down the road.yea but if you buy the tools you can use them again.
I agree. Except for the idle & mixture adjustment tool I got for my '84 Suburban.That's what I was thinking too. I see something like this as an opportunity to get more tools. I don't think I've ever bought a tool that I needed for a specific project that I didn't end up using again later on down the road.
He forgot to mention the "Proud" shop is the Local BANKS Dealer!!! They are VERY PROUD of their WORK and their SLOW BANKS TRUCKS!!!!Just a local shop here in town--one of the people I work with recommended them and after a good experience with them doing my brakes a couple of weeks ago I went back for the damper/LPOP work.
That $300+ quote was also from a shop here in town, albeit one that's considerably prouder of their work than the place I went to today.