# Technician A says that crankshaft counterweights offset the weight of the connecting rods and pistons. Technician B says that crankshaft counterweights are used to dampen crankshaft torsional vibrations. Who is correct? Technician A Technician B Both A and B d. Neither A nor B

### Automotive Technology: A Systems A...

6th Edition
Jack Erjavec + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133612315

### Automotive Technology: A Systems A...

6th Edition
Jack Erjavec + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133612315

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Chapter 11, Problem 10ASRQ
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## Technician A says that crankshaft counterweights offset the weight of the connecting rods and pistons. Technician B says that crankshaft counterweights are used to dampen crankshaft torsional vibrations. Who is correct? Technician A Technician BBoth A and B d. Neither A nor B

Expert Solution
To determine

The technician with correct approach.

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Technician A says that crankshaft counterweights offset the weight of the connecting rods and pistons. Technician B says that crankshaft counterweights are used to dampen crankshaft torsional vibrations.

Counterweights are used of three reasons.

1. For equilibrium of all forces.
2. For equilibrium of all torque...

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