Starter noise on a non torque limiter 2004 LC8???

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by jimrazz, Oct 13, 2007.

  1. cpmodem

    cpmodem Orange Caveman

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    Thanks for the pics and the followup. May save someone some time/$$ in the future.

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  2. rolo tomassi

    rolo tomassi Been here awhile

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    Thanks Jim. I walked home from work last night @ 3AM. Luckily it was a beautiful night. However, I've NOT had the symptoms you guys speak of.

    I simply had one instance of what seemed like a starter contact problem in the switch, last week, and last night it would just make that same ugly electrical noise with no start. Initially, it did turn the motor over about 5 times, started and died. Not to restart. Early '04 with 13K on the clock.

    Is there a starter relay I should check first? Haven't cracked out the book yet as I'm about to do a head gasket on the Saab-reeeeally didn't need another project this week!? lol :cry
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  3. uk_mouse

    uk_mouse Aquatic adventurer

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    Yes, check the starter relay, it's behind the plastic part of the bash plate on the right hand side.

    It's not unknown for the four way connector on top of the solenoid to corrode and fail. Mine did, I had to cut it off and crimp four individual spade connectors onto the wires. After connecting them to the solenoid I pumped the space they sit in full of silicone sealant. A bodge, but it's lasted OK.

    Can I ask a question about rotor replacement please? Someone mentioned using threadlock on the rotor, I assume they meant on the large Allen bolt that holds it on. Would it be a good idea, or not, to use bearing lock on the part of the crankshaft the rotor sits on? Presumably this is superfluous if the surfaces are properly ground smooth, but I'm thinking belt and braces ...
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  4. Speedzter

    Speedzter Been here awhile

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    I re-assembled mine with thread lock on the crank taper as well as the Allen bolt. It can't hurt, just make sure you don't put too much on as it can throw out into the freewheel clutch :wink:
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  5. jimrazz

    jimrazz Adventurer

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    Threadlocker for the rotor bolt and the screws that attach the freewheel outer race to the rotor.

    I personally would not use it on the rotor taper. I agree it will just squeeze out and wind up in the oil or something. But, if it makes you sleep better then that's a good thing right?
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