My friend has a SS14 and about 2 weeks ago, he started it and there was a loud backfire. It won't run now but turns over making no unusual noises. He belongs to anpther forum and it was sugested that the flywheel key may have stripped and thrown it out of time.
You tube vids show prying the flywheel while rapping the end of the crankshaft with a good heavy hammer. Bang, it pops right off. He tried this and it didn't work. I don't know about you, but I would be afraid of damaging something else if I were to hit it to hard.
Next, a three armed gear puller. Not budging. So he ordered a hydraulic puller from HF. I was going to help after a doctor appointment on Wednesday but I was running so late so he did it himself. He said it took so much pressure that it was scarey. He was even trying heat. Suddenly there was an explosion and the flywheel was on the floor next to the back wheel. The puller and everything in it's path was across the shop. He was in front of the tractor, reaching around to pump the puller, and he ended up on the floor too. If I had been there, there is a good chance one of would have been right in front of it.
He has it back together right now anf it still won't run. He said he cranked it with the choke on and the plug stayed dry. So I have a couple of questions:
He just called and said he got it to start by opening up the big carb screw 2 or 3 turns, so much that gas ran out the carb, and chocking with his hand.
What is the best way to remove a flywheel?
Could that backfire have blown something into the carb?
Edited by robert_p43, January 11, 2013 - 02:17 PM.