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  1. Balancing shaft

    Tuning & Upgrades
    Can you help me with the equations to use when designing a balancer shaft for a 4 stroke 3 cylinder engine with the following specifications: Design a balancing shaft for a three-cylinder inline four-stroke engine with a displacement volume of 1 000 cc running at 6 000 RPM. The engine is...
  2. Removing jtd 2.4 balancing shaft?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    These engines usually develop a typical grinding noise coming from the crankshaft area, caused by worn chain and/or gears in the oil pump, and few cases from the balancing shaft bearings. I checked the 159 2.4 oil pump, and it doesn't have any wheel to fit the balancer, then checked the engine...
  3. Recommendations for balancing and alignment shop

    South Africa
    Can anyone recommend a good balancing and alignment shop in Northern JHB or Midrand?
  4. Ugly wheel weights... (Prodrive/Brera rims)

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    So, after much waiting finally got some prodrive rims, and had some PZero's fitted today - but somewhat distraught to get home and realise one wheel as some ******* ugly wheel weights right on view. Wheels were straight out of the box, and I said to the guy quite politely before we started but...
  5. Anyone who knows about wheel balancing

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi All I had my new tyres put on and balanced , When i got home i noticed 1 wheel had no weights but had 3 dots stamped about every 45 Deg on the inside of wheel. Anyone know what this means ? should weights have been put on there or is it a sign of a perfect balanced wheel ? :irked: Thx
  6. Wheel Balancing Question

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    I want to get the wheels balanced and the alignment checked on my GTV. Do these cars require specialist skills for this type of work, or will any good quality balancing/alignment place be able to do this? I did a bit of Googling and found some specialists for classic car wheel balancing but they...
  7. Hunter Roadforce Wheel Balancing

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    .... is something I can heartily recommend. I have had a bloody annoying vibration at 50 and 70mph for as long as I can remember. Re-balancing over and over again and nothing seemed to fix it. My local chap with a 'normal' machine does a great job on my other cars, but just couldnt seem to...
  8. Balancing flywheels

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    I have a stage rally prepared 2lt alfetta GTV with a reasonably standard engine, I also have a small machine shop so set too and lightened both engine and clutch flywheels as per Richard Jemison on ALFABB's suggestions. I now need to get them rebalanced and would like to know if anyone on here...
  9. Home made manometer for balancing carbs

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    I mentioned in another thread that I had made a simple manometer that worked really well in balancing the dellortos on my S2 spider. I came across it today while having a sort out so took a picture in case it would be useful to anybody wanting to make a similar one. Parts list: plank of wood...
  10. Tyre balancing - Surrey area!?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Anyone us / know of a good tyre balancing companies in the Surrey area Have had several tyres fitted and never seem totally balanced :-/ can't imagine 19" cause a problem??
  11. 2.0 TS (AR 32310) balancing belt

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Hi everyone. I was wondering whether it is necessary to have the balance belt installed on a TS engine. I know it rotates counter balances but I have the engine in a single seater therefore a bit of extra performance would be beneficiary. Will it harm the engine significantly if I remove the...
  12. Wheel balancing

    South Africa
    My wife's Audi's ( I suspect it doesn't like me) one wheel, the tyre shop can 't seem to balance. Rotate, one reading, rotate, another reading. We took the tyre of the rim and there was water in it. Removed the water but it's still the same. One reading, rotate, different reading. Is it...
  13. Steering wheel wobble after new tyres and balancing!

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Today i've just had two new front tyres and i asked if my wheels were buckled. They said the wheels balanced-up nicely! Annoyingly, my steering wheel is still dramatically shaking at 50mph. Anyone remember seeing that topgear episode where clarkson tested the 147GTA and after the test the...
  14. Load balancing on alfa 147 tyres

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, just changed 4 tyres on my 147 1.6 2003 and noticed the garage put 215/45/17 91 front and 215/45/17 87 back - I know they are same size but load balancing is different so the question is: Is that ok or should I change to 91 on the back also? PS: I did pay less for the back ones but...
  15. Fine wheel balancing or something more sinister?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I get a shaking sensation at around the speed of 75/80. At first i thought it was the road surface but after seeing a thread on here i'm not so sure. If this is something more than wheel balancing then what else could it be? I went to a quick fit today and they didn't seem interested as their...
  16. Balancing the Rear end to the Front

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi Guys My car has 4 Koni Sports on OEM springs and the front shocks are on the hardest setting where as the rear shocks are on the second hardest setting. The hardest setting being far too hard and jittery for normal road use. (Rears only have 3 or 4 fixed settings on GTVs) The front shocks...
  17. Balancing the Rear end to the Front

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi Guys My car has 4 Koni Sports on OEM springs and the front shocks are on the hardest setting where as the rear shocks are on the second hardest setting. The hardest setting being far too hard and jittery for normal road use. (Rears only have 3 or 4 fixed settings on GTVs) The front shocks...
  18. Rotate wheels / Balancing?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi, Just called the local tyre fitter and asked if they would rotate my wheels (fronts wearing quicker than rears as to be expected) They want £47.32 as they reckon they need to rebalance all the wheels. I can't see why that would be necessary, what are your thoughts? Cheers MC
  19. Potentially daft wheel balancing question

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I have recently bought two acceleras to put on the rears of my 159 ti from Camskill, they arrived and looked fine and I got a local garage that I do trust to put them on a few days ago, they didn't charge me anything for this which I thought was nice However! On the motorway last night I got...
  20. 147 JTDm shaking!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Right then. I bought an 06 147 JTDm a couple of weeks ago. I've noticed when I go over about 40mph the whole car violently shakes. I've had the upper wishbones done and the tracking and balancing but still she shakes! Any ideas anyone??
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