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05-28-05, 08:36 PM   #1  
flywheel

I am trying to remove the flywheel from a 8hp briggs. so far I have removed the screen and the top section where the ball bearings for the start rope go whats next I keep hearing about a flywheel nut but I don't see this. And do I REALLY need a flywheel removal tool ?


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05-28-05, 10:50 PM   #2  
Hello Crom,

The starter ratchet (with the bearings in it) doubles as the flywheel nut. When this is removed, the flywheel can come off the shaft. Damage to the crankshaft can result from not using a puller, but you can install the square post part of the starter ratchet onto the shaft and while lifting up on the flywheel, hit the top of the shaft with a hammer. If the key is sheared (which you should be able to tell without removing the flywheel), then it may be very difficult to remove without a puller and you'll probably hurt the shaft.


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05-29-05, 07:25 PM   #3  
flywheel pulling

I havent used a flywheel puller for 20 years and never yet damaged one. I use a heel bar and a hammer--way faster and more efficient--impresses my customers too. I change a fly wheel key in 6 minutes flat--on site, and for that I charge 45 bucks. No one complains because they don't have to take it to a shop and get charged for fraudulent time--plus no waiting--I do mobile--it works.

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05-29-05, 07:27 PM   #4  
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oh yeah--I dont hit the crank shaft either--I hit the fly wheel on the side to jar it against the crank while prying.

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