Have some noticeable wear on the ring gear ( but not as bad as I would of thought ).
Can not get a new ring gear so have got second hand one but is wrong size ( flywheel OK, just the ring gear too big ), complained to supplier and sent out replacement but it is also wrong size ( same as before ). Supplier ( and everyone else I have spoken too ) says there is only one type of ring gear fitted to this type of gear box / engine. Original ring gear is.9mm wide, 121 teeth and overall external diameter of 26cm, replacements are 1.6cm wide, 128 teeth and overall 27.5cm wide. I can not find the correct specification for the ring gear anywhere as nobody manufactures them now. Does anybody know what the correct spec is? Do you think my original ring gear is too small and that's why I am having problems starting and will the "new" wider ring gear fit without jamming the starter?????? This is driving me mad now ! Any help is much appreciated.
Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 AT 5:55 AM