Originally Posted by Bonchienne
a64pilot, thank you. Iíve got Honda marine
grease. Will try that.
Take it apart and clean it with a green scotch bite pad, or 400 or so grit sandpaper, and Iíd use an oil
. That spring isnít that strong.
I believe often how a bendix works is that the inertia of the gear keeps it from spinning and the gear screws itself up the shaft and engages the big gear, then when the engine
is running itís mostly just gravity and that light weight spring that pulls it back down. The spring canít be strong or it wouldnít be raised to begin with.
Grease can have enough resistance so that the gear may just spin as opposed to travel up the threads.
That gear needs to rotate and slide up those threads with no resistance or binding.