Frustrations today!! I got my VW engine running (for me that's an accomplishment!) BUT, I had starter problems. If anyone can help??
I was testing an engine (40hp w/ 6v flywheel) on the ground. The trans was a 1969 IRS. I had 2 starters (both 6V, one a VW one Porsche high torque).
- When I install them correctly both starters squeeled, ie not catching the flywheel.
- When I loosen the bolts and engage the starter at an angle, the engine started (horrible grinding noise, but it started).
What could be the problem??
More info; The Porsche high torque has a 6V pinion and it's self supporting. The VW starter, I installed the correct bushing.
Also, I installed the engine into my Porsche 356 (644 trans) and same thing! Squeels if tightened the bolts, but engine starts if I angle the starter. What gives? I tried shimming it but it didn't work
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