6V flywheel ?? O-ring ???

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6V flywheel ?? O-ring ???

Post by Haans » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:28 am

Morning all,...I have come accross 12V flywheels with an O-ring in the centre on the crank side.

Removed Haans's flywheel,....still 6V starter ,....and no O-ring???

Should I put one back?
What is the purpose of it?

Your speedy response will affect the the assembly time!!! ......ie eagerly awaiting a response!😎

Regards Haans



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Re: 6V flywheel ?? O-ring ???

Post by Dawie » Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:01 pm

Think late type flywheel had a groove that take the o-ring.

Early type had thin gasket. Critical to maintain correct end play while preventing oil from leaking through.
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Re: 6V flywheel ?? O-ring ???

Post by Haans » Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:32 pm

Thanks Dawie,....it seems there was particals of a thin paper gasket,.....did not see a visible "groove" for an O-ring.

So it seems that this engine needs only a paper gasket ?

What say the rest ?.......just spreading the net a bit wider.

Regards Haans

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Re: 6V flywheel ?? O-ring ???

Post by Tony Z » Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:22 pm

yip, only the gasket

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Re: 6V flywheel ?? O-ring ???

Post by Haans » Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:31 pm

Found paper gasket in kit,.....in and torqued up

Monday,.....into car,....then all tins and plumbing

Thanks guys,....Haans

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