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) 631-6376
502 Crankshaft Balancing.wmv
See how John at Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine balances a big block
Chevrolet 502 crankshaft. www.engine-machining.com (949) 631-6376
Lathe Tip for Flywheel Weight Reduction
Here's a great tip to use when reducing flywheel weight to make sure the
flywheel doesn't come loose during machining, John Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D
Automotive Machine shop tells you how. (949) 631-6376 Be sure to 'Click'
Fiat X1/9 Pistons & Connecting Rods
This video will show some of the modifications that are made by John
Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine on a 1500cc Fiat X1/9 (Punto
Marea) connecting rods and new forged JE pistons. www.engine-machining.com
Here's another video from Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine that explains
when happens when you put thread locker on a bolt and then install it in
the flywheel. (949) 631-6376 Don't forget to 'Click' and then SUBSCRIBE.
Trans & Clutch 4 - Installing The Clutch
What you wanted to know about clutches but were afraid to ask.
I'm putting a ACT MB1-XTSS on the car in this video. Step height, clutch
dowell pins, bolt part numbers, alignment and various clutch parts are
described in this video. It's part of an all-inclusive drivetrain tech
piece I'm working on that's broken up into sections to maintain focus on
the individual processes involved.
A common problem with the replacement flywheel's on LLV's has been the ring
gear welded off center to the plate. If this happens the starter teeth
will most likely grind with the new flywheel. If you don't want to
replace the flywheel a second time, check it before you install it.
High-speed turbo balancing machine turbo Technics introduced the VSR Mk3
"Core" balancing machine in 1999, following 15 years production of the
previous Mk2 machine. Within months, its clever design and many unique
features became the talking point of the turbocharger industry. Following worldwide
acclaim, and the only VSR (Vibration Sorting Rig) to meet full factory
approval by GARRETT, KKK (3K Borg Warner) and IHI, the machine soon became
regarded as the accepted "Industry standard" for all turbocharger repair businesses and aftermarket
re-manufacturers. For full details of our current range of balancing
machines, please visit http://www.turbotechnics.com
** Please note that this video was made some years ago, and does NOT show
our current specification. ** Thanks for watching.
rx7 flywheel explosion
this is one of my friends worming up his rx when his flywheel
explodesnotice the car moves up when it explodes n totals his car with
masive damages the fire wall. just an example of massive power the motor
has to rev so high....
pics of the car n all it did will be up soon.....
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.
Cylinder Head Heating Before Retouque
John Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine Shop was over visiting his
friends @ Ital Mechanica where he found them pre-heating a cylinder head
before final torquing. This process helps eliminate blown head gaskets
because the head bolts are retorques after a heat cycle. Just about any
temperature over 125 degrees F. will do the trick. Be sure to let the
engine cool down completely after heat cycling and the retorque the
cylinder head. Ital Mechanica, 15562 Producer Lane, Huntington Beach, CA
92649. Don't forget to 'Click' and SUBSCRIBE!