Wood splitter motor

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Old 03-09-12, 08:21 AM
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Wood splitter motor

I am not very mechanical and have to remove a 6.5 hp gas motor from a log splitter for repair. My concern is all the "stuff" that comes off of the motor shaft.

Has anyone been able to find instructions on how to remove a motor.

My main concern is damaging or not being able to get it back together if I do it wrong.

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You did not say what brand or model equipment you have so I can only speak generally. Most log splitters are pretty simple with a hydraulic pump attached to the crankshaft of the engine. Unless things are rusted in place you should just have to remove a set screw or two and pull the pump or it's coupling off the crank of the motor.
 
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Old 03-09-12, 09:16 AM
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It is a speeco 15 ton splitter -- only about a year old -- I slightly damaged the threads in the head for the spark plug.
Thanks for the info
 
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The manual for your splitter is available on the manufacturers website. Here is the link.
 
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thanks for the info--- much appreciated
 
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Old 03-09-12, 10:49 AM
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I have to ask...why go to all the trouble to remove the engine for some bad plug threads?

Take the whole thing to almost any mechanic and they can either "chase" the threads or install a helicoil. You can even buy a kit and DIY.
 
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Live rurally and have no way to transport the unit - closest shop is 45 miles - it is a PITA
 
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Old 03-09-12, 12:44 PM
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Doesn't have to be a small engine repair shop. If a closer auto mechanic can't do it...never take your vehicle there. It's a simple operation.
 
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Gunguy, I lovit, "If a closer auto mechanic can't do it...never take your vehicle there." Have a good one. Geo
 
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