What should I do with this flywheel ?

What should I do with this flywheel ?

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sgree02

Original Poster:

4 posts

14 months

Thursday 30th May
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Looking for some advice regarding damage to flywheel teeth. I hadn't experienced any starting problems up until tuesday evening when upon pressing the starter button it screeched, couple more presses and same thing, it never turned the engine over. Fortunately I was at home. Anyway, removed starter and found the flywheel teeth damaged as seen in the pic, I've rotated the crank by hand and this is the only damaged area.



Is this caused by the pinion clutch slipping in the starter ? If so would you just install a replacement starter or would you expect further problems with these damaged teeth? Wondering if I should also replace the flywheel?


Supateg

762 posts

145 months

Friday 31st May
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If you haven’t had a problem before, it could be supply issue or worn starter.

I’d de-burr the flywheel check for burrs on the starter. The witness marks on the flywheel look close to the root of the flywheel teeth, but if it’s been working fine I would be looking at supply voltage checks first

sgree02

Original Poster:

4 posts

14 months

Sunday 16th June
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Thanks, I dressed the teeth as best I could using a couple of needle files, installed a new starter & shim from TVR Garage. Multiple starts yesterday and no sign of any problems.

Mr Cerbera

5,047 posts

233 months

Monday 17th June
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As everyone on here already knows.. I know nothing
BUT
whetrher it works or not will ust depend on where, during the engine dying revolutions, it's gonna stop.

I would advise parking on a hill hehe