Date registered: Mar 2005
Vehicle: '01-E320 & 02-ST2
Location: John 15:18-19
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RE: harmonic balancer
Since we're now officially off-topic, one of the scariest things you can experience is to lose a front u-joint. The noise is interesting, but when the front of the shaft drops to the pavement and starts sliding and bouncing, the noise and sparks are stunning.
Of course, once the shaft finds a good hold, it bites in, transfers that energy to the differential, and then lofts the rear of the car sometimes as much as 10 feet into the air, often also at an angle to the original direction of travel, so when it comes back down it's pointed anywhere but straight in the lane.
In Jim Carrey's inflection: Yyyyyummmmmyyyyy!!