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Old 01-24-2008, 05:48 PM   #1
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Balance shaft delete questions

I bought a BS delete kit from focus sport yesterday an I've read threads about the BS delete an try an figure out of some of the things people have told to other members. like one of the questions i saw was that you need to add a extra quart of oil after you install the BS delete kit?, I was told if you over TQ the bolts to the oil pan that it will strip the threads on the block (you think i should use thread lock?) theres other questions i will ask later. if there's something i left out please tell me. thaxs in advance


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You will need more oil. The BS assembly sits in the oil pan, and displaces oil. Without it, the oil level will be lower. It usually is between 0.5 - 1.0 quarts.

Like anything aluminum, if you over torque bolts, they will strip. Thread lock isn't needed. Just install the oil pan carefully, and you will be fine.

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on Focussport it says that you need the oil baffle kit when you remove the balance shaft is that true?
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that link helps alot thanks did you put that up
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Need? Depends on what you plan to do. Daily driving, no. But if you are going to be on the race track, its recommended.
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Ok thank you again
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the Baffle kit is for like autoX not drag racing right? b/c i kinda do alittle of both
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okay based on this


13. Place a drain pan under the oil filter. Remove the old filter and install the new one.

14. Pour 3 quarts of oil into the engine. Check for leaks. Add 2 additional quarts if there are no leaks.

15. Cleanup the area under the car. Remove the jack stands and lower the car to its tires.

16. Reconnect the battery cable.

17. Start the engine and run for 20-30 seconds. Pay attention to the sound of the engine, it should sound exactly as it did before the procedure. Stop the engine. Verify the oil level adding from the sixth quart until the dipstick reads full. Once again, check for leaks.

18. Test drive the vehicle. Congratulations! You have completed the installation of the Balance Shaft Removal Kit.



does it take 6 Q of oil ????

14. Pour 3 quarts of oil into the engine. Check for leaks. Add 2 additional quarts if there are no leaks. = 5 Q

17. Start the engine and run for 20-30 seconds. Pay attention to the sound of the engine, it should sound exactly as it did before the procedure. Stop the engine. Verify the oil level adding from the sixth quart until the dipstick reads full. Once again, check for leaks.

is this a typo or does it take 6 Q of oil because I am looking to do this to my 2.3 here very soon. ?????

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I think its a typo. Mine usually takes 5.
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Im kinda glad that i started this thread
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