Originally Posted by forddiesel1
Another question for those in the know. Do I have to pull the Balance Shaft to get to the bottom of the con-rods? If so it doesn't appear that balance shaft can be successfully reinstalled because it's timed. Therefore, if I am installing main and crank bearings a BSD is a pre-requisite right? I ask because although I like the idea on an extra quart of oil, I don't like the idea of finding surprises on a limited time/financial budget.
Yes you'll have to pull out the balance shaft's. You could possiblely get away w/ just the bearings. Theres no surprises of doing a bsd. Just be surprised of the weight of it. Less rotating mass & a 1.5 qtr of oil can't hurt. Don't forget the static mass also. 18-19 lbs.