Join Date: Feb 2001
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: Engine Help :(
Geez -- it seems to me that it would be tough to know without tearing it down or having another shop tear it down for you and check it out. The balancing involves ensuring that the tolerances are all within factory limits. Without tearing it down, I can't think of how you could tell. You could possibly check the cam by pulling the valve cover and measuring the valve travel and comparing it with a spec. At the same time you could use a cam dial to measure its duration and compare it with the spec that the shop should have provided you with.
I feel for you on this one. There is nothing worse than having the feeling that someone is trying to take you for a ride. Esp. with the amount of money I imagine they charged you for a balance and blueprint. Don't feel as though I am helping much --- I hope you find that all is well in the end. Maybe the guy was just having a bad day @ the moment you talked to him on the phone.
I'll be back.