Bad vibration

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting & Diagnosis' started by Fbomb, Jun 10, 2017.

  1. Overtrained

    Overtrained Veteran Member

    Sep 10, 2015
    Merrick, NY
    What bell housing you running? Hows the pilot bushing look?
  2. 71 rs BBC

    71 rs BBC Veteran Member

    Nov 28, 2016
    You said your lifters start clattering after it warms up? How's the oil pressure when that happens? The out of balance might be eating the mains and the more wear the worse the vibration. Read stories about balance jobs that were off.
  3. tom3

    tom3 Veteran Member

    Aug 1, 1999
    My Camaro had a major vibration at 2500 rpm some years ago. Finally figured out it was the flywheel. Brand new Hayes billet that was like 50 grams out of whack. I'd guess your vibration at the higher 4000 rpm might be something else?
  4. Zspoiler

    Zspoiler Veteran Member

    May 6, 2012
    Federal Way, Washington
    Did you have a flywheel for a 400 cubic inch small block instead of a 350
  5. Crazy4camaro

    Crazy4camaro Veteran Member

    Dec 30, 2015
    Greenville SC
    Pull your belts off and check it in the garage.
  6. FlaJunkie

    FlaJunkie Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    Rockledge, Florida
    First guess: Flywheel.
  7. 8pack

    8pack Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Aug 29, 2007
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Yup....check the bell housing alignment while you have the trans out. Make sure it is dialed in and the run-out in all planes is good.
  8. Fbomb

    Fbomb New Member

    Jan 1, 2013
    I removed the transmission an clutch. I think its this weighted ring on the clutch, you can see the witness marks where its been sitting. I'm worried that if I put this pressure plate back in that ring is just going to move back there. To answer some of your questions the fly wheel is for a 350, I ran this motor for two years and it was always great! Ran it with the belts off still vibrated, re set the valves to only 1/2 turn ( surprisingly this seemed to quite it down a bit...). Pilot bushing is being replaced while I have it apart. Thanks for all your help, Any suggestions on a better quality reasonably priced clutch?
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  9. Fbomb

    Fbomb New Member

    Jan 1, 2013
    Vibration gone! I removed that weighted ring, installed a new pilot bushing and the car feels great, even the clutch pedal is smoother. I'll keep you all updated if I start having any clutch slippage.
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  10. Calloushand

    Calloushand New Member

    May 7, 2014
    Did you have to replace both? I am having the same issue. It's only just above idle. This is the 3rd motor I've had in it because of one thing or another. It runs great, has great oil pressure, and I've chased everything I could think of but still the vibration at 800-1500, It smooths out after that. I've had the wrong dampner on a internally balanced motor, and that shook like crazy at every RPM so I didn't think it would be the dampner.

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