Starter motor/ Flywheel problems

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Starter motor/ Flywheel problems

Postby ryanapper » 27 Aug 2011, 14:56

I've just fitted a brand new starter mortor to my AGG gti converted van. The van has never been started so i turned it over for the first time and it made a pretty bad churning noice, it looks like the starter is just skimming the top of the flywheel. Is it possible that i have the wrong flywheel? or am i missing something?

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Re: Starter motor/ Flywheel problems

Postby ELVIS » 27 Aug 2011, 15:11

you back from hols now chap?

Fitted a JX flywheel?
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Re: Starter motor/ Flywheel problems

Postby ryanapper » 27 Aug 2011, 15:21

Yea im back now. Time to get this bus sorted!

Well i assume i have a JX flywheel as that is what i was told, i didn't measure it before it went in to be honest which wasn't to clever, but is there any other flywheel that would fit but be to small? could i have a petrol waterboxer flywheel on there?
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Re: Starter motor/ Flywheel problems

Postby ELVIS » 27 Aug 2011, 21:01

JX flywheel is obviously compatable with JX bellhousing and starter.

Could be one of a few things , flywheel to small so starter not engaging , possibly flywheel to big - big enough to fit in bell housing but so starter dosnt mesh so its hitting side of ring gear, ring gear in 'wrong place' so starter not meshing with it etc etc. Im not an anorak TBH (or clarevoyant)

What clutch you using ? What flywheel you using/ or think your using ? :ok
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Re: Starter motor/ Flywheel problems

Postby ryanapper » 28 Aug 2011, 09:10

Yea im using a diesel clutch. Im pretty sure its a diesel flywheel but can not be certain. i don't know if theres anyway of telling if its by looking in the timing hole in the bell housing? If not i guess its enngine out and measure it.
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Re: Starter motor/ Flywheel problems

Postby transporT3 » 28 Aug 2011, 21:41

Friction surface should measure 217mm, flywheel alone 255mm, including ring-gear 280mm :ok
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Re: Starter motor/ Flywheel problems

Postby ryanapper » 29 Aug 2011, 18:02

I make all my measurements the same, apart from the ring gear, mine measures 276mm, which would explain it not engaging. Maybe the ring gear had been replaced in the past on this perticular flywheel.
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