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Old 01-08-2013, 01:28 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by scootarida1 View Post
So I am going to be balancing the rods in the next couple of days. I figure I'll balance the big ends and then do the small ends.

Where is everyone removing material on the big ends? The only area that seems feasible is around the sides by the bolts and just following the contour on a belt sander.
I talked to one of the tech reps (at the manley booth) at subiefest and he said it was not a good idea to shave or grind any of there rods. It weakens/takes off the strength coating and causes a weak link. Im not a pro motor builder just thats what the guy said.

Im in your same boat rite now. Just did my leak down and found lots of air coming out of the dipstick and oil fill tube.
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