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I have k24a2. Just got it fired and running. I noticed the crank pulley wobbling while it was idling. I have a video of it and have attached a pic.
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Couple thing's I've noticed here. Looks like the cover seal is/ has been leaking, I'd get on that. In the first pic it seems to be riding off center? Hard to tell but the 11 o' clock spacing compared to the 5 o' clock spacing seem's to differ as to washer clearance. If you go new balancer they come kinda universal larger diameter little heavier. I have the belt number to help if you have to go this route. Hope it's not your crank.How is it damaged?
I was referring to the front cover seal, it's the right thing to do if it even looks like it's gonna leak? I was referring to the drive belt. I might have misunderstood what set up was coming or going? Sounds like your on the right path and that balancer is suspect! Couldn't tell ya about the adjuster could give you the belt that worked on aftermarket balancer with stk. setup. not in front of me at this moment.I hope it's not the crank either. Oil isn't glittery so at least there's that. What cover are you referencing? The timing chain cover? The picture is just a bad angle. The bolt is centered. I was trying to get the whole pulley and the fender was in the way.
I have a new pulley just haven't put it on yet. What belt are you talking about? I have ktuned ep3 adjustable with factory tensioner. I have been struggling to get that box in spec. Move it one way and I can't get the belt on at all move it the other way and it's not in the box.
Also, the rubber on the pulley is definitely messed up. From the front could see the cracking, but on the back the chunk is missing and when I pressed on it with my fingers the rubber is separating from the outer ring.
I'd go OEM all day. But if your pressed for time then yes a well respected aftermarket is fine. Now, if it was a rear main or trans input? OEM. That's alot of work for a 20 dollar seal. Reach out here anytime, there's those that are better than me that will help you along your journey, always good to keep another RSX on the road. Have you decided on a balancer? I would't go used beings that's what you got....Just say'n. Siome corners can be cut or even improved upon. Others not so much. PeaceAhh ok. Yeah I'm certain the front seal is leaking. I am doing all this myself and unfamiliar with kseries.. I picked this car up as is and have been fixing all the stuff from previous owner. Some one else's project. So there's that.
It used to have a generic ps/ac delete belt on it. Was tearing up belts, which I now suspect was from the harmonic balancer wobbling. Since the pulley is out now I will change the front seal and hopefully all this is fixed. Should I just go oem for the seal or is felpro from autozone decent?
How did you get an oem balancer, and what did it cost? Keep us posted if anything to let us know what your over coming. Tell us more about your current setup? If it was A/c P/s deleate was this a desperate attempt at a few extra pony's or are you holding out on us?Perfect. I'll go to acura tomorrow, got a couple buddies there anyways.
Car is an ek with k24a2.
I already have a brand new oem balancer, key, and bolt. I'll do the seal before I put it all back together.
Thanks for the help!!!
Sometimes things get worse before they get better? Thanks for sharing.Lol I called my buddy at acura and he ordered it for me.
I bought the car with the ac/ps delete on there. I drove it for the trip back... it wasn't that fun. On the way home I shredded a belt. So I parked it. Most of the engine harness was not installed correctly and honestly I am surprised it ran.
I ended up chasing wires for days. In that process I cleaned up everything I could to the best of my abilities, and honestly I'm quite satisfied. No longer have any cel and all the gauges work as intended. Car will start and idle no problem now. Just finishing up some cleanliness in the dashboard.
When I got i, the guy through in a bunch of intake manifolds so I have an rbc I'm going to put on it along with a 45° vtc I have as well. It also has 3in exhaust and ktuned header. I have also added an acuity shifter. Which is awesome. I have what I believe to be a ktuned shifter clone and it wasn't great.
It's nothing to brag about in its current state but I'm hopeful that I can get it back up to fighting for in the next couple of weeks because I have tuning on april 6th.... nothing like a little pressure. I'm waiting on hybrid to send out a radiator because the one I have is cracked.. unfortunately the half size is out of stock so I'm stuck in limbo.
Your injectors aren't seated properly they also look "old", don't match and kinda brittle of something? The better flow of the RBC could cause you to go leaner. For whatever reason the RBC has tighter "holes" Like 16 as opposed to 18mm something like that. DON'T try to hog them out! liberal lube. Is there a check valve on your booster vac line. are you running pvc, I really couldn't tell. Some may tell you to put the old balancer back on but I don't think that's it?Here are some pictures.