Flywheel position for balance

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boeing7873
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Flywheel position for balance

Post by boeing7873 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:05 pm

In my quest for removing all leaks I removed the flywheel to change the crankshaft oil seal (which was completely dry). When I removed the flywheel, I marked one tooth and a corresponding location in the engine timing gear cover plate. Then I figured that the leak came from the gasket between the block and the timing gears cover plate, so I removed it, and proceeded to wash it, that included washing the mark for the position of the flywheel.
Now I can only guess its original position. Is the flywheel balanced with the crankshaft or can I assume it can take any position?
Many thanks for any input.
Jerome
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Hotzenplotz
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Re: Flywheel position for balance

Post by Hotzenplotz » Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:34 am

As far as I know the flywheel is balanced independently from the crankshaft.
I had to take mine off to replace the worn gear ring and did not find any reference in the Austrian Army maintenance manual to mark the position.
Hope that gives you peace of mind :-)
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Albert
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Re: Flywheel position for balance

Post by boeing7873 » Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:59 pm

Thank you! Truck runs just like before, no vibrations noted.
Jerome
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