I did a really stupid thing today. In fact, so stupid, this should be in the stupid section.
I have been having starting problems on the 6.354 perkins engine
. I suspected the bearings in the starter, so pulled it out and my assumption was correct. So I went about replacing the bearings. This starter is quite different to what I have had apart before. It has some very unique features. Like there solinoid winding is in the actual nose bracket of the starter. Anyways. I got to the bearing which was also very different to what I had seen before. It was a white metal bearing for a start and had a bronze shaft that spins in it, but also throws out to throw the gear
into the ringgear. This bronze shaft is thrown via a spiral in the armature shaft. Anyway's, I place a drift down the hole and onto what I thought was the back edge of the bearing. I placed this in my 20T press and applied some pressure. The bearing moved slightly and the seal poped out and then suddenly there was a huge bang and I had pieces of cast casig all over the floor. It turns out that there is a small cast lip that I was actually pressing against. Not the actuall bearing. I thought, of crap, I bet that's expensive. I went across the road to the local auto sparky and yep, he quoted me $2500 for a new starter and maybe $1200 for a aftermarket unit. Yikes!!! Well that was out of the question, so I am tracking down a second hand part for it now. I am onto a possible, Oh I hope so.
Geee I feel stupid.