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Old 12-30-2011, 09:27 AM   #89
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Unhappy Yikes!

"I use a strap wrench to hold the balancer while torquing the crank bolt."

That's unfortunately a really bad thing to do. The harmonic balancer has a thin elastomeric ring separating the hub and the dynamic mass/pulley. You've likely damaged it. New OEM ones usually cost $300 or so, retail ...
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