SILICONE DAMPERS

FOR HEAVY DUTY DIESEL ENGINES

 

The Vibratech TVD viscous torsional damper is a design that consists of a free rotation inertia ring surrounded by a viscous silicone fluid enclosed in a laser welded, sealed housing.

 

FEATURES AND BENEFITS
  • Increase Horsepower
  • Increase Fuel Efficiency
  • Reduce Bearing Wear
  • Quites Slapping Belts
  • Paintable Steel Finish

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When crankshaft torsional vibrations occur, the outer housing of the damper reacts with the crankshaft, twisting as it rotates, while the inertia ring attempts to rotate at a constant speed. This relative motion between the inertia ring and housing causes the inertia ring to shear the silicone fluid, which reduces the destructive torsional vibrations of the crankshaft. When left unchecked, these vibrations may lead to a cracked or broken crankshaft, valve train problems and premature bearing wear.

 

Gas & Diesel Performance Dampers

 

 

CATERPILLAR DAMPERS CUMMINS DAMPERS DETROIT DIESEL DAMPERS INTERNATIONAL DAMPERS

 

 

 

 

REFERENCE # VIBRATECH PART # ENGINE MODEL O.D. WT/LBS
V-2P1793 / V-1678133 712020-001 D / G379 / 398 / 399 21 90
V-4W0337 715452-000 3306 / 330C / 3304 / 333C 12.3 32
V-9S4444 / V-1678128 715462-000 D 343 / D 346 13.5 38
V-7E9520 / V-1678126 716405-000 C15 / 3408 / 3406 (A,B,C,E,PC) Adapter plate Incl. / C16 13.5 38
V-1933288 718019-600 3500 Series 21 107

 

 

 

REFERENCE # VIBRATECH PART # ENGINE MODEL O.D. WT/LBS
V-3957297 920301 5.9 L Dodge Trucks 2003 & Up 9.2 23
V-3918999 960301 5.9 L Dodge Trucks 1998-2002 9.7 24
V-3924435 960311 5.9 L Dodge Trucks 1992-1998 9.7 24
V-217321 709965-000 NTC335 TAPER / 855 13.5 41
V-217323 713396-000 NTC / NTA / FFC 400-475 / 855 13.5 42
V-211915 715285-000 NTC290-350 / 855 12.3 36
V-217322 715300-000 NTC335-FFC / INTERIM K6 / 855/ K19 13.5 40
V-3101655 718018-300 NT14 13.5 42
V-211915 718028-300 NTC290-350 / 855 (with timing marks) 12.3 36

 

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REFERENCE # VIBRATECH PART # ENGINE MODEL O.D. WT/LBS
V-5107312 708915-000 16V149 18 109
V-5106222 709815-000 16V92 / 16V71 15.1 71
V-8920653 710240-001 12V71 13.5 39
V-8924435 711060-000 16V92 18 109
V-8922492 712935-060 8V92 12.3 33
V-8925437 / V-8928951 712935-300 6-71 / 12V71 / 8.2 L 12.3 33
V-8922491 713393-000 6-71 / 12V71 / 12V149 12.3 33
V-5177763 713398-000 4 Cylinder 71 10.8 14
V-5109863 715015-000 8V71 / 8V92 / 12V149 5.5 8
V-23523042 715037-000 20V149 24 220
V-5147600 715458-000 12V71 13.5 41
V-23550030 715885-000 Series 55 13.5 40
V-23525990 / V-8929502 716852-000 11.1 / 12.7 l Series 60 13.5 40
V-23523042 / V-23522891 717406-000 14 L Series 60 13.5 40

 

REFERENCE # VIBRATECH PART # ENGINE MODEL O.D. WT/LBS
V-1808800C1 711705-002 DT 466 / DT 466E 10.9 28
V-677781C91 712110-002 DT 466 10.9 28
V-1827229-C1 716691-000 I 308530HD 12.3 33

 

DT 466 with belt pully groove is not available. If your damper is rubber, above listings will not work.

 

When to replace your stock damper....
The tell-tale signs your stock damper is going bad.

 

  • Bulged or Raised Cover (Protruding Sealant)
  • Heat build-up due to other components rubbing on damper
  • Fluid leakage from damper around the cover seams or filler plugs
  • Failure or excessive wear of crank, bearings or other rotating components.
  • Thrown or slapping belts
  • Rattling sound coming from damper
  • Dents or damage on damper.
The Problem
Torsional Vibration

Each time the air fuel mixture inside a cylinder is ignited, the combustion that results creates a torque spike - an extremely rapid rise in cylinder pressure. This pressure is applied to the top of the piston, which becomes the force that is applied to the crankshaft through the connecting rod. Each torque spike is like a hemmer blow. It hits with enough intensity that it not only causes the crankshaft to turn , it actually deflects, or twists the crankshaft ahead of its rotation. This twisting acting and rebound is known as torsional vibration.

Unchecked torsional vibrations can cause:
  • Crankshaft Cracking or Failure
  • Excessive Bearing Wear
  • Excessive Gear Wear or Failure
  • Broken Accessory Drives
  • Thrown or Slapping of Belts
Vibratech TVD's Viscous Torsional Vibration Damper

The Vibratech TVD viscous damper is a simple design consisting of a free rotating inertia ring surrounded by a high viscosity silicone fluid enclosed in a totaly sealed leakproof housing.

When crankshaft torsional vibrations occur, the outter hiusing of the damper eacts with the crankshaft, twisting while it rotates, while the inertia ring inside moves out of the phase with the housing. This relative motion between the inertia ring and the housing causes the inertia ring to shear the silicone fluid, which reduces the vibration.

Viscous Damper Inspaction and Replacement

The nature of silicone fluid results in a high energy dissipation, which makes it an excelent damping medium. However, over extended periods of time under heavy duty operation, the damper may waer out, resulting in the need to replace it.

A worn out viscuos damaper leaves crankshaft torsional vibration unchecked and can causecostly engine damage. That why regular damper replacement is critical to longer engine life. While recommended replacement intervals may vary, the average is about 500,000 miles (15,000 hours) or at major engine overhauls and in-frame rebuilds, regardless of condition.

 

 

 

 

 

Dampers that utilize rubber or elastomer rings to dampen vibrations are prone to deterioration that may destroy engine components in as little as 1 to 3 years. Rubber damper rings dry out and crack over time, reducing the effectiveness of the damper. Exposure to oils and solvents can cuase rubber damper rings to swell and quickly breakdown. These changes in durometer, overtime, will cause damper failure and damage to costly engine components.