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Removing starter

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SteveNL
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Removing starter

Post by SteveNL » Sun May 21, 2017 10:37 am

Hi guys,

Trying to remove starter, dissambled oil line, untighten 3 bolts which holds the starter. Problem; plug of oil line is holding starter on its position. anybody knows how to remove starter without removing plug?

Steve

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Re: Removing starter

Post by joanroy » Sun May 21, 2017 1:15 pm

What make/model engine? Why can't the plug be removed?

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Re: Removing starter

Post by SteveNL » Sun May 21, 2017 1:43 pm

It is a 1957 k engine 95hp. Plug is very tighten and i am afraad i will brake thread...

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Re: Removing starter

Post by joanroy » Mon May 22, 2017 2:39 am

Sorry, but I'm not familiar with that particular engine and without a photo I can't see the plug location in relationship to your starter. Hopefully one of the more experienced engine guys will chime in and offer some advice. Wait a little and if no replies try posting again under Engines and Powertrain. Good Luck!

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Re: Removing starter

Post by mbigpops » Mon May 22, 2017 7:09 am

Steve,

Is it the line in the middle of this photo behind the starter that you are concerned about ?

If you cannot clear it when the starter is unbolted then you will have to remove it.

Why are you concerned about damaging it ? It should just back out. I would be more concerned about putting it back in making sure not to cross thread it by starting it by hand.

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Re: Removing starter

Post by cc-woodboats » Tue May 23, 2017 9:16 pm

remove the oil line, then use a 6 point box wrench on the fitting.
It should come right out.
I use liquid teflon sealer on the pipe threads when re installing.
don't over tighten the fitting,they are hard to find.

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