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Old March 10th 2015, 22:52
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good evening, I'm told that you can't dynamically balanced a Volkswagen engine is this correct. Further dynamic engine balancing is reserved for big block engines, it's this true.
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Old March 11th 2015, 20:50
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As far as I know you balance the pulley, crank, flywheel, and pressure plate as one unit. Then, the rods are balanced end to end and overall. The pistons and pins are balanced also. What more do you need?

You can also do what's called "bobbed weights" bolted to the rod journals after you know the total weight of each bores total on rod, bearings, pins, and pistons.

I use Brothers Machine in Ontario, CA for mine right now.
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Old March 12th 2015, 10:23
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As far as I know you balance the pulley, crank, flywheel, and pressure plate as one unit. Then, the rods are balanced end to end and overall. The pistons and pins are balanced also. What more do you need?

You can also do what's called "bobbed weights" bolted to the rod journals after you know the total weight of each bores total on rod, bearings, pins, and pistons.

I use Brothers Machine in Ontario, CA for mine right now.
Hi, are you referring to dynamic balancing? I am referring to dynamic balancing? does brothers machine shop dynamically balances engines?

What, is the problem for me is, having a machine shop that you requested your engine to be balacned, only to find out that their form of balancing is static.

Yes the rods, pistons are staticly balanced. However, the crank,pulley, flywheel and pressure plate should be dynamically balanced.

Further, wow the bobb weights would be the max in balancing. The problem is I had a machine shop balance a friends engine only to fond out it was done staticly. Also a "f" up valve job.
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Old March 12th 2015, 13:38
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Hi,I talked to brothers, they don't do dynamic balancing, they said they would have to send it out.. also I called John Edwards Ave Costa Mesa R&D and they do dynamic balancing for $150 with a 5 day to 6 day turnaround
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Old March 12th 2015, 20:54
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Yes, the crank, pulley, flywheel, and pressure plate are the dynamic part.

The engines Brothers has done for me will never go over 5k rpm (T1 ), and static is ok for that. My T4 was dynamically balanced at Jake Raby's shop, and that is where I built it . Since you're in CA already, shipping to GA would not make sense to me. Sounds like you found a place that can help you out.
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Old April 1st 2015, 22:26
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I'm sorry, but getting an engine balanced I alwasys felt it would be on moving parts,moving.
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