Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Monroe, WA, USA
fluid damper's have been traced to the breakage of the front nose off crank's. scat dose not recomend them anymore. i would go with the stock type blancer as it work's well and is not too expensive.
the breakage is mainly in BB motor's. cast or forged crank make's no diferance. the vast majority of racer's have stoped useing fluid damper's too, this should speak for it self. they only realy help after about 6 or 7 grand. also the fluid has a tendiansy to stick in the wrong spot after storage or long use. the heat and stuff make it get thiker and stay in the wrong spot causeing breakage of the crank snout.
if you realy like the look of a fluid damper just get a cover for your regular damper, it look's like a fluid damper and it work's just fine.
IMHO i will never use one. there has been too much breakage and bad stories about them in last few year's. and the cost outway's the benifit's, if any for me. a street motor is not runing at 6000+ RPM all the time. most of the time it is the 1500 to 3500 RPM range. the stock damper work's great at this RPM and the ocasinal run at 6000+ RPM dose not hurt it.