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by ChickenPinz
Wed Apr 03, 2024 10:38 pm
Forum: Body & Interior
Topic: Removing window on 710
Replies: 9
Views: 565
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Re: Removing window on 710

Same as mentioned by others -- mine were tightly stuck and it took some quality time with a thin putty knife and patience so things don't get bent. Likely heating it would help as well.

Be careful when you put it back on that you don't plug up the drain hole.
by ChickenPinz
Wed Apr 03, 2024 10:35 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Exhaust Pipe Flex
Replies: 7
Views: 443
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Re: Exhaust Pipe Flex

I used butyl rubber sealant tape for the joint. https://www.mcmaster.com/products/sealant-tape/material~butyl/ Butyl rubber is the stuff I see used most in automotive when you need to seal two pieces of body panel together, but would like to be able to separate them. It's all over my Toyota trucks ...
by ChickenPinz
Sun Mar 24, 2024 10:31 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Ethanol proof carb and pump?
Replies: 1
Views: 259
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Re: Ethanol proof carb and pump?

Lots of us have no choice other than E10, and I've not heard/read of gasket/diaphragm related issues. Just the normal water/corrosion issues that come with E10 vs. E0.
by ChickenPinz
Sun Mar 24, 2024 10:28 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: 2013 CB Performance Black Box Programmable Timing Control Module
Replies: 5
Views: 357
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Re: 2013 CB Performance Black Box Programmable Timing Control Module

I see some advantages: -you keep your stock gear, so in case of problem with the electronic, it's not a big job to revert to centrifugal weights for advance control (just unlock them) -you can customize and load a timing advance map from their software -it has a MAP sensor to which you feed your va...
by ChickenPinz
Mon Mar 11, 2024 7:26 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Spare bendix drive (old gen), anyyone?
Replies: 0
Views: 78
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Spare bendix drive (old gen), anyyone?

I've swapped my old gen starter for an EI version, but I'd like to fix up the OEM starter. Its bendix doesn't always engage, so I'm looking for a replacement bendix drive. I believe it's part #09-30-60. Anyone?
by ChickenPinz
Mon Mar 11, 2024 7:21 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Starter sometimes fails to engage
Replies: 20
Views: 1878
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Re: Starter sometimes fails to engage

The starter is in now, and has successfully completed three starts. Subjectively, I'd say it spins about the same speed as the original, but with the expected additional gear noise that comes standard with gear-reduction starters. The EI starter is much lighter than OEM. My hints for others doing an...
by ChickenPinz
Tue Feb 27, 2024 8:33 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Starter sometimes fails to engage
Replies: 20
Views: 1878
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Re: Starter sometimes fails to engage

First, it turns out the starter was mis-assembled from Scott's factory, and required partial disassembly and re-clocking. Required an impact wrench to loosen the two bolts that secure the mounting flange. Two issues remain, one small one bigger. Small issue: The starter motor compresses the sound-de...
by ChickenPinz
Thu Feb 08, 2024 7:40 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Starter sometimes fails to engage
Replies: 20
Views: 1878
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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: 20
Views: 1878
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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: 20
Views: 1878
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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: 20
Views: 1878
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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: 20
Views: 1878
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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: 20
Views: 1878
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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: 20
Views: 1878
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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: 20
Views: 1878
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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...