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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-05-2017 Thread Starter
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Off the wall question concerning V6's

Like the title says, off the wall... Is there any definite way to tell whether my 2005 V6 has a balance shaft or not, without removing the front cover? I've heard both sides of the story all ready, "all V6 Mustangs HAD balance shafts" and the opposite, " all V6 Mustangs Do NOT have babamce shafts". So I'm wondering how you would tell. Any help out there?

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-06-2017
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My 2006 base manual had a balance shaft. I had warranty work to replace the chain and tensioner for noise shortly after buying my car. It definitely had a balancer shaft without doubt. I saw the assembly.

I've heard some did not have a balancer shaft.

Its my opinion that 2005 and 2006 could have, or not have the balancer shaft in the early installment of 4.0 engines in the S197. I think Ford installed whatever configuration 4.0 was imported from Cologne.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-06-2017
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Seems like if you pull the lower oil pan [cover] off, you would be able to shine a light up through the riser and see it if it was present but I could be wrong. It may be worth looking up part number for the riser pan and see if it's cross-compatible between cars with and without a balance shaft. If it's different, there's almost certainly a visual difference ( ) on the exterior that can be picked out.
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