starter dirve lubrication or not?

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starter dirve lubrication or not?

Post by birdacre » November 4th, 2019, 6:44 am

i have always heard to clean starter drive and leave ungreased or oiled. i periodically have to take out and clean when it does not engage. i recently put a new bendix drive on my AA. if it sits more than a few days it whizzes but does not engage. tapping on housing will make it catch. should i use light oil or grease. what do i have to loose. any advice.

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Re: starter dirve lubrication or not?

Post by Bob C » November 4th, 2019, 8:24 am

I would would try light oil or graphite spray but not grease.


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Re: starter dirve lubrication or not?

Post by KimVanOrder » November 4th, 2019, 3:15 pm

I greased mine, Not good. Sticks a bit. go with the graphite.
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