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 Post Posted: Fri Apr 28, 2006 10:25 pm 
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An internally balanced engine has all balancing done on the crankshaft and the flexplate and balancer are neutral. When it is externally balanced, the flexplate and balancer have extra material on one side to complete the balance of the rotating assembly.

Internally balanced is usually preferred because the balancer and flexplate can be standard parts (neutral balance) that fit anything. I think the balance is better too because all balancing is done at the counterweights which are closer to the rod journals which is where the weight and forces originate that are being counterbalanced.

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