> I turned my
> flywheel ring around to expose unused teeth to the starter teeth and that
> worked great.
This is not a particularly good practice.
Ring gears have a depressions machined on one side of the inner surface. This
matches with a raised ridge on the flywheel so it form a lock. This is partly
responsible for the ring gear being locked into position on the flywheel. The
other is of course a good shrink fit.
When you turn the ring gear over and install it backwards, this groove lock no
longer matches. Might also be destroyed in this pound it back on with a BFH
after insufficient heating. Now there is the possibility of the ring gear
shifting on the flywheel when the lucas inertia drive starter gear slams into
it. It will shift enough sometimes so it might rub on the oil pump cover.
a lot of noise so is a pretty good warning device!
Of course then you can remove the starter and pound the ring gear back into it's
non locking position where it will stay for another short stay, then starter
reinstall, ad infinitum!!
Now, of course, you have a flywheel with a damaged lip, so it won't likely work
well with a new ring gear installed properly!!
Watch out for money saving ways on your cars, guys, sometimes they can be
Later, Paul A
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