Changing Cog a Gear for starter B/S 287707

Old 05-28-10, 03:20 PM
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Changing Cog a Gear for starter B/S 287707

I need to change the cog on the starter as well as the gear on the flywheel that it marries up to on a Briggs and Stratton M-287707 T-0228 01. Is this a repair I should be able to do or do I need to take it to the shop. Is there anyway to jury rig a way to pull the flywheel without the proper tools.
Old 05-28-10, 06:25 PM
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Heh, heh! How motivated are you? I once had the bolts holding the starter on my automotive style inboard outboard engine break off while I was out in a seaway, alone. So the starter fell completely off the engine, with only the wires attached.

I managed to hold the starter in place by hand and power the starter to get the engine started.

My current 120 HP outboard is designed to only be started with a electric starter, but I've sized it up and decided that if the battery were flat I could probably wrap the flywheel with some rope and give it a pull to try to get it started. If that were to happen while I was out in a seaway again, I wouldn't be surprised if I could get it started!
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Pulling the flywheel isn't too hard to "make shift" on. Just use a couple of wooden wedges to get a little pressure under the flywheel then tap on the outside of the flywheel. Use a little common sense when you force the flywheel out with the wedges - the idea is to put a little pressure on it.
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Flywheel pullers are about 5~10 bucks at a Napa store or others... Why risk the damage to a flywheel or crank for that??? Just my thoughts.... Roger
Old 05-29-10, 10:01 AM
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Or rent a steering wheel puller from an auto parts store to pull it off.

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