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by ChickenPinz
Thu Feb 08, 2024 7:40 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Starter sometimes fails to engage
Replies: 16
Views: 1136
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Re: Starter sometimes fails to engage

Alas, no joy with the new EI gear-reduction starter. The lower nut & washer won't fit on when the starter is in place and tight against the mount.

I've opened a ticket with EI (Scott), and am awaiting a reply.

Ideas?
by ChickenPinz
Mon Feb 05, 2024 7:39 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Starter sometimes fails to engage
Replies: 16
Views: 1136
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Re: Starter sometimes fails to engage

After listening to the group and reading the archives, it seems the likely culprit is the Bendix drive (one-way clutch). The new Bendix (for my v1 starter) seems to be not available (from SAV), and is about $200. Given that, I'm down the path of a new starter when balancing time, effort, and reliabi...
by ChickenPinz
Sun Feb 04, 2024 7:19 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Starter sometimes fails to engage
Replies: 16
Views: 1136
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Re: Starter sometimes fails to engage

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by ChickenPinz
Sun Feb 04, 2024 7:11 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Starter sometimes fails to engage
Replies: 16
Views: 1136
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Re: Starter sometimes fails to engage

Starter is out and on the bench. Tips for anyone else removing a starter: - Disconnect battery (just to be safe) - Remove engine oil dipstick assembly (two bolts), and insert loose a 3/8in bolt into the hole as a cover to keep debris out. - Get the top nut off with a 19mm crow's foot wrench. It'll b...
by ChickenPinz
Sat Feb 03, 2024 3:44 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Starter sometimes fails to engage
Replies: 16
Views: 1136
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Re: Starter sometimes fails to engage

Are there any best practices or tips folks would recommend for pulling the starter, ones that aren't obvious?
by ChickenPinz
Wed Jan 31, 2024 10:59 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Starter sometimes fails to engage
Replies: 16
Views: 1136
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Re: Starter sometimes fails to engage

Thanks for the tip on a starter shop! Next step is to get it pulled out...
by ChickenPinz
Sun Jan 28, 2024 11:32 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Starter sometimes fails to engage
Replies: 16
Views: 1136
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Re: Starter sometimes fails to engage

Yes, ring gear seems fine. Inspected it when I had the flywheel off. Starter teeth also looked fine at the time, and was advised that it maybe just needed lubrication. And it doesn't seem to be a ring-gear issue in that the crankshaft doesn't change position between the no-engage cycle and the subse...
by ChickenPinz
Sat Jan 27, 2024 11:25 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Starter sometimes fails to engage
Replies: 16
Views: 1136
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Starter sometimes fails to engage

Sometime the starter will spin and not engage. Could be as often as 50% of the time, but nearly always engages on second press of the starter button. Always makes a "clunk" when the starter spins down after a failed-engagement start attempt. I lubed it as best I could when I had the transm...
by ChickenPinz
Mon Jan 22, 2024 11:14 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Michigan registration
Replies: 0
Views: 314
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Michigan registration

On first attempt, Michigan has rejected registration of a 710k. They want to say it's off road only. Can someone help with their experience of registering in that state? It seems to be an issue of classification.
Any help would be appreciated!
by ChickenPinz
Sat Jan 20, 2024 10:20 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 12v rpm gauge on 24v ?
Replies: 3
Views: 709
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Re: 12v rpm gauge on 24v ?

I can't speak for the VDO gauges, but I wanted to add that some sold-as-12V gauges may be just fine in a 24V system.

I had an old Sun Super Tach II of similar vintage to the Pinz, and reverse-engineering the circuit made it clear that 24V operation was fine, and it works well in the Pinz.

YMMV.
by ChickenPinz
Fri Dec 22, 2023 8:12 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: FAT Fabrications Eastern Service Tour 2024
Replies: 4
Views: 831
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Re: FAT Fabrications Eastern Service Tour 2024

If your Pinz needs anything, I encourage you to get on Andre's route schedule. Been meaning to change those axle boots? He probably has spares with him, and it'll just be done when he does it. Recently bought your truck and have no idea when the fluids were last changed? Just ask him and it's done. ...
by ChickenPinz
Mon Dec 11, 2023 10:50 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Insurance Help
Replies: 18
Views: 7045
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Re: Insurance Help

Reviving an old thread for modern day.... Farm Bureau -- No Safeco -- No Auto Owner's Insurance (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auto-Owners_Insurance) -- Yes Progressive -- rumored to be yes State Farm -- rumored to be yes Any other datapoints for where folks are finding insurance for a 710 (K or M)?...
by ChickenPinz
Wed Dec 06, 2023 11:08 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Masked Light switch question...
Replies: 5
Views: 2009
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Re: Masked Light switch question...

So....I once heard a rumor that the supergluing was intentional to prevent the operation of the blackout lights.
by ChickenPinz
Wed Dec 06, 2023 11:06 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 710K Interior Light Relay wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 1102
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Re: 710K Interior Light Relay wanted

Probably lots of options on amazon, or digikey.com
by ChickenPinz
Mon Dec 04, 2023 8:14 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Central tube full of gear oil?
Replies: 7
Views: 1408
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Re: Central tube full of gear oil?

Did you check to see that the connected gearboxes are full-up with their oil?