Flywheel Mods 01
Here's a modofocation that you don't see every day, John Edwards @ Costa
Mesa R&D Automotive Machine is drilling a new bolt pattern for a modern
clutch on a 1960 Triumph flywheel for a Morgan. Check it out. (949)
Subaru Flywheel lightening and Balancing
Watch John Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine as he lightens and
balances a brand new Subaru flywheel on the Sunnen DCB 750 balancer.
Static crank balance
Testing static crank balance on a Honda CR 500 after some balancing is
done. The steel bar replacing the piston does weigh 54% of piston.
Rebuilding The Beast -- Balancing The Flywheels 1
On June 8, 2012, George Yarocki and Jeff Alperin are rebuilding The Beast
(a 1929 Indian 101 Scout). In September the revitalized Beast will run in
the Motorcycle Cannonball. The rods and flywheels are assembled and
tested. Now we must setup the stand and test the balance of the flywheels.
Part 1 of 2.
VR6 Flywheel Lightening
Here's a VR-6 flywheel that was brought into Costa Mesa R&D Automotive
Machine for some lightening. It wound up having nearly 5 pounds of material
removed in the process. (949) 631-6376 Don't forget to 'Click' and
Con Rod Mods-01.wmv
Here's another connecting rod modification that John Edwards of Costa Mesa
R&D Automotive Machine performs to reduce reciprocating weight.
www.engine-machining.com (949) 631-6376
H D Cylinder Boring
Watch John Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine as he bores a
Harley-Davidson bylinder for larger pistons. (949) 631-6376 Don't forget to
'Clicl' and SUBSCRIBE.
Balancing a Jaguar E Type crank at Classic Jaguar in Austin, Texas
Catastrophic Engine Failure-02.wmv
This is what can happen if your battery leads are not tightened down -
radical catastrophic engine failure as described by John Edwards @ Costa
Mesa R&D Automotive Machine www.engine-machining.com (949) 631-6376
VW TDI Dual Mass Flywheel DMF Nightmare
Dual Mass Flywheel(DMF) on a 2003 VW Golf TDI ALH 1.9L. The Flywheel was
more then 15deg off (Twisted) and off-centered. That caused a horrible and
unexplainable off balance wobble in the rpm range of 0-2000 rpm. The sound
was similar to a helicopter. Apparently the DMF is only rated to 100k
miles and have been know to fail in as little as 50k miles. Some have said
that it is designed to fail.
The flywheel removal was impossible because the center mounting bolts were
inaccessible. The VW experts said that you should be able to force the
flywheel back into alignment to remove the 12 point mounting bolts. I tried
that for about 30 mins. I was told that if you drill out the rivets that
the assembly will separate. After drilling out the 8 rivets for almost an
hour, only the surface that makes contact with the clutch came off. The
center hub that was covering the mounting bolts remained. The last option
was to cut the center hub to allow access to the mounting bolts. This
worked like a charm and only took about 15 mins to complete.
Now if you were wondering the DMF and SMF have different bolts. The DMFs
bolts are a 12 point Triple Square 12mm bolts. I used Lisle(tm) 4 piece
Triple Square set part no. 60750 to remove the 6 DMF bolts with a 13mm
socket and moly. The Lisle(tm) set has 4 sized (6mm, 8mm, 10mm & 12mm). The
8mm is needed to remove the 12 bolts from the left and right inner
driveshafts to remove the transmission to access the clutch and flywheel.
Side Note: Always support you engine when you doing a clutch or timing job.
In this video I was unaware that the engine had slide out of the
passenger-side mount and was only being held up but the Exhaust manifold. This is not a good thing.
DIY How to Install Flywheel & Clutch - Honda Accord
This is a DIY video tutorial on how to install a flywheel and clutch on a
Honda engine or front wheel drive motor. Caution: Do at your own risk! I
am not responsible for any damages to your car or its components. I'm not
a mechanic! Good luck, have fun, and stay safe!
Get your new clutch and flywheel resurfacing done at Southland Clutch.
ZF Services Self Adjusting Clutch Fitting Procedure
AUTOiNFORM http://www.autoinform.co.uk is a FREE bi-monthly, online
publication that offers the automotive aftermarket a fresh, exciting new
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Connecting Rod Balancing
See how connecting rods are balanced by John Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D,