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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by K5RON, May 31, 2001.

  1. K5RON

    K5RON 1/2 ton status

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    Just thought I'd share this...................Today at work, a co-worker asked me to look at his K10 because of a shake at idle. With out no tools or anything and with a slapping sound coming from the timing cover area, I said it could be a sloppy timing chain. Well...........we finished the day and looked at it again. He was kinda 'fraid to drive it home (about 7 miles) so I said I'll follow him. About half way, parts started to fall out from under his truck, I even had to dodge a couple. He pulled over and lifted the hood.........WTF!!! I never seen anything like it!......The harmanic balancer fell off! Taking the belts with it. Seems the single bolt broke and the vibe he was getting was a loose balancer. The thing(balancer) is shot and a piece of the bolt is still in the crank!

    Amazing!

    Ron
     
  2. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    WOW!!! [​IMG] BTW, is it repairable? Can a new balancer be thrown back on if the damage is not too great?

    When In Doubt, Whip It Out!
     
  3. muddin4fun

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    It's worth a try I suppose! That sucks! I'm glad you followed him [​IMG]



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  4. Pure Insanity

    Pure Insanity 1/2 ton status

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    a guy i know had that happen to him.*trail fix*welded the balancer back on.it worked so he left it that way.un less the balancer being loose wiped out the crank it should be repairable,get the bolt out and put on new parts.

    PURE INSANITY
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  5. K5RON

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    The hard part is getting the bolt out! Balancer is toast, but everything else is O.K. including the timing chain cover.

    The kicker was, he drove it about 100 yards to get it to a pull-off on the highway and the thing ran and smooth! Gotta love them small blocks!

    Ron
     
  6. Pure Insanity

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    i would highly recommend at least putting on a balancer seal while its all apart.heck id do a chain and gears too,balancer is already off and thats normally one of the harder parts of the chain and gear swap.well go for a cam swap too!WOW! i do need help!LOL!!!!

    PURE INSANITY
    86 blazer see it at:<A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.zing.com/album/pictures.html?id=4292792569>http://www.zing.com/album/pictures.html?id=4292792569</A>
     
  7. 83ZZ502_Jimmy

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    Puresanity, I think we all need help, well at least me, I was thinking the same thing. LOL

    John

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  8. Pure Insanity

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    im pureINsanity.my wife is puresanity.yea i know it can get confusing.[​IMG]

    well all "groups"have sponsors,to keep an eye on them and to help in times of need.i think i need one to call!i am sooo badly addicted!!!

    PURE INSANITY
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