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Old 11-30-2012, 01:26 PM   #1
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Crank ?

I have a gt 40 motor i bought with low miles that was in a wrecked car i have installed motor and runs good but has a very bad vibration. I have eliminated everything it could b and it defently internal. My ? Is i am going to replace crank and main bearings. Can i get away without tearing the whole motor apart or does everything need to come out
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:41 PM   #2
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if you think its the crank, you are definitly sure you jave the proper imbalanve on the flywheel and damper? sorry but it never hurts to ask.

i dont see any way of doing the without pulling the motor.
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:12 PM   #3
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Yes im sure. I know i have to pull motor. Can i just replace crank without pulling pistons and all im assuming they should b fine theres only 2200 miles on the motor
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I think for the amount of time you'd waste trying to work around everything you'd be better off pulling the motor
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:22 AM   #5
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Any recomendations on a good teplcement crank for the gt40 motor. Finaly getn atound to it
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Any recomendations on a good teplcement crank for the gt40 motor. Finaly getn atound to it
Not to pick. But why are you replacing the crank?
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:28 AM   #7
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Since you'll already have the motor out, if it were me I'd just go ahead and pull it all apart, especially if you're going to be replacing the crank. Chances are you won't be pulling the motor again anytime soon, so why not do a little preventive maintenance?
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:59 AM   #8
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I bought motor with 2200 miles on it and it has a balance issue have replaced entire drivetrain and still anything over 3000 rpm have realy bad vibrations. When i researched the company that built motor they are out of bizz. But what i did find was lots of complaints about them selln motors that were not internaly balanced.
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Since you'll already have the motor out, if it were me I'd just go ahead and pull it all apart, especially if you're going to be replacing the crank. Chances are you won't be pulling the motor again anytime soon, so why not do a little preventive maintenance?
+1 on this suggestion then. Better to be safe than sorry later. It shouldn't need any machine work or anything if it is that fresh of a build. But a good eyeball will tell you what you need when it's apart.
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:46 PM   #10
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Thanks. Thats the plan motor is coming out today and gonna open it up and see whats going on. Thanks again to all of you
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So finaly got the motor out. Spun the rear main with only 2200 miles. Cant see any damage other than so should i b ok just replacing crank and all bearinigs. And any ideas y bearing spun with such low miles. Thanks
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I would guess it didn't get proper oil? Maybe a passage was clogged or there is a plug in one of the passages I think that may have not been installed? But not sure on these. Just throwing bones.
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Sounds like an oil problem to me too.
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Found it strange that i never lost oil pressure
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Were the caps installed back in there original locations? Either that or bad machine job.
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ID:	103273. Off to machine shop we go. Finaly got motivated to fix. Should b back on the road in week or two.
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