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Old 05-22-2019, 11:26 AM   #18 (permalink)
Ecky
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Originally Posted by Piotrsko View Post
So how did you deal with the lube system on the balance shaft? Just yanking the shafts ought to leave holes in the bearings and lower oil pressure
Correct. The official unofficial way to do it is to put a bolt or plug in the hole out of the oil pump.

In my engine there's also an extra ~2 quarts of oil capacity afterward, giving you an idea of just how large and heavy these twice-engine-RPM steel shafts are.
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