Hey again, gang-- two more questions. If it's most wise during a proper
engine rebuild to replace the flywheel starter ring gear, what's the best
(safest?) way to remove the old-- chisel and hammer it off the flywheel? I
know about the reinstall protocol. My ring gear looks pretty darn clean--
I'm tempted to leave it on.
On another semi-related note, when removing the flywheel from the crank, one
of its bolts ended up coming out with the threads partially chewed up-- it
took quite a bit of effort. Obviously replacing that bolt is in order, but
what about the crank? Is it safe to run a tap into the crank's bolt hole
now, or should I let the engine shop worry about this when I give them the
crank? Worst case, if it's torn up beyond cleaning with a tap, can it be
helicoiled? I'm assuming the rest of the crank is perfectly salvageable, of
course, since the motor's pretty clean.
Warner Robins, GA
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