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Offline Ryan_M

Do I need to resurface this flywheel?
« on: January 13, 2016, 06:58:29 PM »
This is the flywheel from the PE-95. I popped the 97 tooth ring gear off tonight and will install a 124 tooth ring gear as part of the intended genset to red 3A motor swap.

The PE-95 has no clutch so there is no wear to the flywheel. There is light rust and discoloration. Can I run it as-is or should it be resurfaced? I've had a flywheel resurfaced before but am not sure how critical it is or how bad one needs to get before it is required. I never resurfaced the flywheel on the gray 3A and it seems fine.





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Offline Bob W

Re: Do I need to resurface this flywheel?
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2016, 08:22:57 PM »
I'd clean it up with some sandpaper and then evaluate it. If it is flat it should work fine.
« Last Edit: January 14, 2016, 09:11:36 PM by Bob_W »
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Offline Ryan_289

Re: Do I need to resurface this flywheel?
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2016, 01:23:40 PM »
I would resurface it if it were mine.  Around here its not very expensive to have it done.

Offline Carls_jeep

Re: Do I need to resurface this flywheel?
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2016, 09:54:28 AM »
If you have an orbital sander or can borrow one use 80 grit paper on it and buff it up. Your flywheel doesn't need resurfacing at all, just a good cleaning.

Offline Mike S

Re: Do I need to resurface this flywheel?
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2016, 03:14:48 AM »
Usually, when new clutch is installed the shop will resurface the fly wheel. But it is only really needed if t is glazed, rough, or rusted.
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