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    Polaris Virage 700 Rebuild

    I chipped a little of the insulation off the stator. Do you think I should replace the insulation or run it as is?
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    I don't see any issues there.
    If you have any worries, i'd install the stator, and place the flywheel on the crank, then do a continuity test between each wire and ground. No beep from the meter and you are good to go

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    You are asking about the red potting compound that is cracked and shifted in a few spots?

    It really comes down to whether the copper wires embedded in the compound have been damaged or had the insulation (on the actual wires) compromised.

    If the embedded wiring is undamaged, then the question becomes ... can you dob some adhesive around to stabilize the potting chunks and keep it all together when the engine is running with heat and vibration?

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    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    You are asking about the red potting compound that is cracked and shifted in a few spots?

    It really comes down to whether the copper wires embedded in the compound have been damaged or had the insulation (on the actual wires) compromised.

    If the embedded wiring is undamaged, then the question becomes ... can you dob some adhesive around to stabilize the potting chunks and keep it all together when the engine is running with heat and vibration?
    I do not see any problems with the wiring looks ok. Do you know the were to buy the adhesive? I am going to SBT today to pick up a engine maybe they will have it in stock. Also do you have to heat the adhesive or just put it on and it dries like that? Thanks for your help.

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    I would think some epoxy would do the trick

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    From what I can see, there isn't even any coils in that spot. I think you guys are over thinking it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnityRacing View Post
    From what I can see, there isn't even any coils in that spot. I think you guys are over thinking it.
    I can see more than one solder connection exposed amongst the cracked material.

    If it was mine I would peel away the loose material where I could, taking care not to damage the wiring.

    Then ohm check the coils and perhaps the Hall Effect sensors (use a small magnet to activate each). If the electrical checks are good, then proceed to seal it up again.

    Heat resistant epoxy or JB Weld, or whatever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnityRacing View Post
    I think you guys are over thinking it.
    Normally I would agree, however, in this instance I would make sure that the area is 100% operational AND protected in the future. Nothing worse than doing a rebuild and finding out there is an electrical stator issue. It's just such a pain in the arse to go back in there later.

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    What happened? Did you thread the flywheel puller bolts in too far?

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    The more I look at that picture, the more inclined I am to say I would replace it. That's just me though. I'm saying that I would replace it, not saying that you need to or should.

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