To counter torsional vibration, Acura vehicles are equipped with high quality Acura harmonic balancers. Also called crank pulley dampers or vibration dampers, these components are normally made up of three parts: a steel inner part that attaches to the crankshaft; a steel outer part that has grooves for the belt; and a rubber disk or spring loaded discs, or both, in the middle. As the engine fires power, it would try to twist the front end of the shaft. With a harmonic balancer, however, it will end up twisting the rubber part of the damper. This allows the crankshaft to turn smoothly and prevent torsional vibration.
By preventing torsional vibration, the harmonic balancer can prevent too much damage on the crankshaft and on the engine as a whole. However, there is no way for the harmonic balancer to protect itself from damage. In time, the rubber part of the damper would eventually wear out and its steel parts would incur damages. If those things happen, you’ll have no other recourse but a harmonic balancer replacement.
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Police say a traffic stop led to animal cruelty charges after they found a live cat “marinating” in oil and peppers in the trunk of a car.
Buffalo police say officers heard the cat meowing when they stopped 51-year-old Gary Korkuc of Cheektowaga to ticket him for running a stop sign Sunday night.
They say they checked the trunk and found 4-year-old Navarro in a cage, his fur covered with oil, crushed red peppers and chili peppers.
Police say Korkuc told them he did it because Navarro was ill-tempered. Korkuc was charged with cruelty and released; his phone number isn’t listed.
Police say he told them he was going to cook Navarro. Korkuc also told officers a number of things that didn’t make sense, including that his neutered male cat was pregnant.
Animal advocates have cleaned Navarro and put him up for adoption.
Information from: The Buffalo News, http://www.buffalonews.com