View Full Version : Should I get my engine balanced?

02-16-2011, 12:28 AM
Im using a connecting rod from a differant engine, and the crank will have to be turned, so Im assuming Ill need to get everything balanced. It doesnt appear to cost much, ~$200. Worth it?

02-16-2011, 12:43 AM
I would say go for it if the funds are available, more reliability can't hurt.

02-16-2011, 12:55 AM
Thats what Im thinking. Its not reallty a performance thing, its more about a quality rebuild

02-16-2011, 01:03 AM
A balance job is always good sense if it does not break the bank.

I don't think having the crank ground affects that much - but certainly using new connecting rods does.

It really comes down to whether you plan on "pressing" things or not - RPMs here.

You could just throw in some rods and get by so long as you are not revving the thing much - else if there was some gross difference in the mass from one rod/piston combo to the next you might eat your crank with near max revs.

If I was paying to build an engine from the bottom up - all the parts and machining - $200 would not mean allot for the insurance policy.

02-16-2011, 02:01 AM
+1 to what Klapa said. With the rest of the money you're spending, this is cheap insurance.

02-16-2011, 03:44 AM
It's not just insurance, having a balanced rotating assembly will help smooth out the motor, prolong engine life, etc. It's definitely worth doing if you've got it apart.

02-16-2011, 03:06 PM
Just called the balance shop... $75 for a complete balance!!!! Hell yeah

02-18-2011, 01:01 AM
Is that for flywheel, crank, rods and harmonic balancer? If so that is a damn good deal. I think I paid around 200.

02-18-2011, 01:43 AM
yeah man, he said bring it all. Hes gonna turn my crank as well. I like this shop now lol
I wondered too cause it sounded so cheap