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    Unhappy Starter not grounded bc of Mystery Stuff...

    After having my ski not start and narrowing it down to the starter, I ripped into my ski today to find that the starter works fine out of the ski. Upon closer inspection the starter was not grounded bc of some crap that dripped between the starter motor and the engine block. You can see it in the pics. I have no idea where its coming from, the top of the engine is clean, the carbs are clean with no trace of this stuff, and its only located in this one area. Im stumped
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    Loose bolts caused aluminum dust from parts rubbing together.

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    Look in bolt holes too, threads are almost stripped...
    Last edited by 96XPSS; 09-04-2008 at 12:35 AM. Reason: typo

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    Quote Originally Posted by 96XPSS View Post
    Look in both holes too, threads are almost stripped...
    Good eye!

    Now it makes sense...alum dust is conductive, but loose mounting bolts won't be.

    Easy fix...if there are enough threads to get a proper torque.

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    Recoil or Helicoil these holes before you put the starter back in. Just cleaning them out, will result in more problems.

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    very good eye however, that was just a lot of loc tite and that grey crap. All seems well. Will re-install tomoro I hope!!

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    Thanks for the tips and all, got it back in today and it turns over.

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