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Old 07-12-2008, 04:08 AM
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Originally Posted by heyjude076
Have followed this off and on so if I missed this being said already sorry. Put the engine at top dead center. Get some timing tape (cheaper than a new balancer) for your size balancer. Start at the pointer with 0 degrees and wrap it around. Now you know your pointer is dead on.

New to this thread but you may have to explain to him just how to find TDC to set up the timing tape. Also, the balancer will have to be totally clean (no paint, etc.) to get the tape to stick. Remember that he is stuck on the pointer and balancer not lining up. Unless he knows what engine the front cover came off of he can order balancers all day long a may not get the correct one for his application.

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