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Old 05-30-2007, 02:05 PM   #1
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Balance Shaft Delete?

Is this something that needs to be done? Is it worth it and what in the hell does it do?....Does the 2.0 have this? I see the 2.3 can be changed out but can the 2.0 be changed out? A little help here....I feel stupid but what in the hell is it and its purpose?


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Old 05-30-2007, 02:08 PM   #2
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I do believe that it is for engine vibration. The balance shaft helps keep the vibration down. Not sure about the 2.0 though?
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the 2.0's dont have a balance shaft...all it does is cancel out secondary vibrations from the motor that are felt in the cabin.
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Yeah, negatory on the 2.0 Duratecs, nothing to take out
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yes like everyone above stated the 2.0 DOES not have a BS only the 2.3 sorry to save you all that work u were looking forward to
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Old 05-30-2007, 11:53 PM   #6
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how much does the balance shaft weigh anyways?
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Old 05-31-2007, 01:36 AM   #7
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Its 24 lbs, 8 of which are rotating.
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Its 24 lbs, 8 of which are rotating.
Actually its 18/6.

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I'm working on an eliminator kit now, and it should be done soon. This allows removal of the entire balance shaft assembly and the bolts (18 lbs). The actual balance shafts are 6lbs combined, and they are rotating mass.
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Actually its 18/6.
I had the ratio right.
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Thats 24lbs that will be gone from my car very soon!!!
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