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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 7th, 03, 03:10 AM Thread Starter
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hi, here i come again with my starter. as told i finally managed to install my mini starter correctly but again like before, it end up by grinding the flywheel again.
So i think and i found out the problem : because of the torque of the ministarter, it moves on its screws when starting the engine.
After 10 or so start up it has moved to the point it isn't alligned any more with the flywheel.
I unbolted and re-bolted correctly, as hard as i could this time. though it isn't easy to bolt very very hard in that position. i only have jackstands.

But what can i do to prevent it from moving? i already use 'unbolting' washers under the bolt.

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Are you using the correct starter bolts? They have a knurled section on the bolt where it goes through the starter housing to prevent exactly what's happening to you. A regular bolt can have too loose of a fit to hold the starter correctly.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 7th, 03, 05:57 AM Thread Starter
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i am using the provided bolt i got with my ministrater (from tommy johnson).
Now maybe there are a little worn as i removed and re-installed the starer more than 10 times.

But to me it seems regular bolts.

what is special about the bolts?
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Go here for a pic from ARP.

http://www.arp-bolts.com/pages/produ.../eb_start.html

Have you also checked to see if the starter needs shimming?

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One should use studs and serrated nuts. I know, there's not much room to remove a starter with studs as compared to bolts. Install studs same time when installing starter, and check for shimming.

This way, by using studs, you move the tension from the block threads to the stud threads, thus, saving the block from thread stripping.

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i don't understant the thing with studs and serrated studs....
THough i am almost certain i don't have nice bolts with the knurled section like the AFR ones.

the starter does work correctly just after i install it, so the shiming is correct.

well i guess i better buy good bolts.
Can't stand why i didn't get them with the starter.

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