A question on dampers and balancers

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  1. fredmalito4

    fredmalito4 Bobtail Member

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    I am looking into replacing the damper on my Cat C13 and adding a balancer. I've only found balancers through Pittsburg Power, and have been stumped on the damper.

    I found two different dampers, both by Vibratech, but don't know the difference in performance between the two. Links below:

    http://www.klmstore.com/vibratech-1341604-heavy-duty-diesel-damper.aspx

    http://www.klmstore.com/cat-c10-c12-c13-heavy-duty-diesel-crank-shaft-damper.aspx

    Both say these are for the C13, but are described differently. Anyone have any ideas into this?

    Next, I heard that Pittsburg Power's dampers are Vibratech units. True? If so, which one?

    Any other insight would be welcome. Thanks!


    Fred
     
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  3. boneebone

    boneebone Road Train Member

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    Your best bet is to call Vibratech and speak to Tech Support. I also heard the Pittsburgh Power are made by Vibratech, they just paint them yellow.
     
  4. RocketScott

    RocketScott Medium Load Member

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    Part number is the same on both 1341604. Looks like they listed it twice. If it were me I would order the cheaper of the two.
     
  5. little cat 500

    little cat 500 Road Train Member

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    they are the same so get the one with the better price
     
  6. SHO-TYME

    SHO-TYME Road Train Member

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    I got a Vibratech for my 3406E, called Vibratech and they told me to just call PP. They are the manufacturer and distributors but the PP and others are the retail outlets.
     
  7. fredmalito4

    fredmalito4 Bobtail Member

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    Interesting, I hadn't noted the part numbers were the same. The listing's description seemed to be for two different types.

    Sho-Tyme, how did it work out for you? Any noticable difference?
     
  8. paul 1052

    paul 1052 Heavy Load Member

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  9. Harley Charlie

    Harley Charlie Light Load Member

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    It might be that one is a performance dampner and one is a stock unit.
     
  10. fredmalito4

    fredmalito4 Bobtail Member

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    Paul, I was kinda hoping he'd appear here. I tried PMing him, but can't yet due to a low post count. I've only been here for just a bit.
     
  11. fredmalito4

    fredmalito4 Bobtail Member

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    Then again, I could just run up the post count...
     
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