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Engine sag???

Discussion in '1936-Present Suburban' started by Ddragggon, May 16, 2003.

  1. Ddragggon

    Ddragggon 1/2 ton status

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    when I was fighting with the timing cover, and oil pan on my truck, I made a rather scarry discovery... my harmonic balancer is hanging about 1/16 of an inch from the front crossmember... the disturbing part is that there's paint missing from the balancer.

    any ideas how to correct this? just bad engine mounts, or something worse?

    thanks..
     
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    Sounds like you need new motor mounts /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  3. Ddragggon

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    I guess until then, I'll do the Safe* thing, and squirt some grease on the crossmember and balancer....

    *( BS carguy safe thing)

    ugh... what a pan I didn't want to deal with....
     
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    I know the feeling...i'm going to be waiting to replace mine when i pull the motor for the new 400 /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Yep, I'd vote for 30 year old, squished up rubber in the motor mounts. They aren't that hard to change. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    I don't reckon they will be, since you can actually reach all the bolts associated with them, unlike on a damn 2wd model.

    might even do it at the shop in cali, where they have a forklift to do the lifting...
     
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    Just be sure to block up the engine with something while your hands are in there. It would really suck if the fork lift let the engine down while you had your hands in there. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif I'm thinking that a big block would squish your fingers up pretty badly. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    Is this in the 4wd or 2wd 'burban?

    I've got a 350 that was in my dads 4wd truck, and it's missing some paint off the balancer as well.

    4wd trucks tend to crack the bolt or rivet in (depends on year I think) pieces that the motor mounts bolt to. The two pieces that act like a crossmember for the engine in 4wd applications.

    Not even sure if you can see that with the engine in the vehicle, but once the engine was out in my dads, it was plain as day.
     

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