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Yup, put on yer big bunny slippers, grab a sweater and go measure it would ya!! Don't trip over your Snuggy tho...You're gonna make me walk out to the garage in the frikkin dark, dig through a box and measure aren't you.
I bet that wear ring on the shaft is from the back of the bendix or something close to it, not the front, onnaconna the gear shoots forward til the nose snubs that fat washer like it should, or the shoulder of the bendix gets up against the flywheel like it shouldn't and as described by the shop.TSuppa said:I dont think it will fully solve my problem
Excellent point. Sometimes I a guilty of overthinking a simple problem, which can be extremely dangerous for someone with as simple a mind as mine.I bet that wear ring is from the back of the bendix or something close to it, not the front, onnaconna the gear shoots forward til the nose snubs that fat washer, or the shoulder of the bendix gets up against the flywheel as the wear pattern on yours indicates ad as described by the shop.
Try it with a shim, I bet you'll like it.
It also does an excellent job of preventing the starter motor from tweaking a little bit in the hole which in turn can cause the bendix to 'stick' in the flywheel teeth instead of retracting like it should.
Worry about chasing issues after it's put together with the right parts if there's any issues to chase then, but don't second guess the right parts as being wrong to begin with before they are even present.
Scarey how much we think alike... Good thing we don't look alike.Do not attempt to use washers or simular to space the starter out just to try and see if going through the effort of making a proper shim will be worth it.
I know, I am a slow learner. I should know better than to question the masterTold you that would do it Tom!