Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Re: bent crank pulley: replace or fix?
I wouldn't go running that engine into high RPM range until you fix the pully. The added vibration will do the rotating assembly no favors at all, and could even cause a catostrophic failure if the wobble is severe enough.
Possible failures could range from the pully vibrating loose and richocheting around you engine compartment until it punches a hole through something like your oil pan, hood or radiator. Worse case will include that and your engine grenading under the vibration.
ZZ502; TKO-600; 3:73 Moser 12-bolt w/Detroit TruTrak; SSBC Force 10 4 wheel power disks;QA1 Coil Overs; Global West Tubulars;GNX Quick Ratio 12:1 PS; Hotchkis Front Sway Bar
87 Buick Grand National (does 10's)