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2020, Balancer, Damper, Fuel Pump -

Many owner-operators ask us about the difference between a damper and balancer, do they need one or both, and what is the purpose? Let’s start with the Torsional Viscous Damper and why you should replace it every half a million miles. Every semi-truck engine is equipped with a torsional damper from new. It’s a heavy circular object that sits on the end of the crankshaft externally from the engine. It’s job is to dampen vibrations coming from the crankshaft. This is an important job because your crankshaft deals with a lot of vibration which overtime can weaken the metal and...

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