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FocusFactorDave 03-29-2007 10:14 PM

when buying your own balance shaft delete kit...
 
im gonna go to auto zone tomorrow.. and get the bolt and stuff there.. instead of buying offine for like 20$ more...

what size bolt.. whats that metal sheet.. any specficic way i shold explain it to them, size, width? will they already know maybe?

strung 03-29-2007 10:21 PM

uhhh...thats not the way it works bro. the screw doesnt block the oil outlet for the balance shaft. you need somthing to plug the oil feed and the screw holds it there. dont do it. use cosworths or marcys kit....trust me.

ttvines 03-29-2007 10:28 PM

Yeah, you can do it. You just need the right type and size of bolt. It will save you money. I made my own intake and it works great.

zekester 03-29-2007 10:32 PM

You really need to look closely at the Marcy & Cosworth BS delete kits before preceding any further. As "strung" stated its not the bolt that is the main part of those kits, but the plates that are engineered to do the job correctly...

strung 03-29-2007 10:38 PM

if you homade kit fails you wont have sufficient oil supply to the rest of your motor.....do the math from there.

Spooky03 03-30-2007 03:56 AM

Also the engine block is made of aluminum. So if you use the wrong thread pitch you risk stripping the threads in the block. $20 is not that much and eliminates any headaches of gathering all the needed parts and fabricating the metal peice that holds the oil plug in place. No its not hard to do if you're mechanically inclined and have the resorces. And to answer your question "will they already know maybe?" I'm gonna say NO....

warneej 03-30-2007 01:18 PM

yeah...i was thinking of doin it your way too and i'm glad i didn't...its not just a flat metal strip that comes with the kit, that strip has an oil plug with o-rings built into it to block the oil galley...there is no way to fabricate this yourself for less than $20 and it definately won't be as reliable..just get the kit, it comes with pretty good directions too!

FocusFactorDave 03-30-2007 04:52 PM

done n done, thanks guys..

wakeupandbord 04-01-2007 09:37 PM

What does the delete kit do? Does it add HP or what are the benefits/drawbacks please describe I'd like to know becuase I have plans of doing everything imaginable to my car. Send me a PM

wakeupandbord 04-02-2007 10:38 PM

these dont ruin warranty or anything do they?


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