Unexpected mishap...with pics!

User avatar
Naku786
Cake Laaitie Killer
Posts: 8470
Joined: Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:17 am
Car Make: VW
Car Model: Citi 1.9i 8v
Membership No: missing
Location: 2nd right after Shell garage
Contact:

Unexpected mishap...with pics!

Postby Naku786 » Thu May 16, 2013 2:53 pm

:hi: Guys,

This is not a query but rather sharing my experience of an issue that kinda puzzled me for a day :oops: Maybe it could help someone here :hug:

So here goes...

Last week Monday my car refused to start (yay no work for me :hurray: ) First I suspected the starter gave in, so jacked the car up & stripped out the starter & noticed some unusual wear.

Image

Anyways tested the starter & all seemed fine, but decided to strip & check if brushes & coil was ok... all looked perfect. Tried again with a starter from my friends Citi Golf & still the same. It sounded like the starter was spinning freely... :fear:

Checked that the starter bush was in the correct place then noticed something strange when look through starter hole on the gearbox...
dropped the box & this is what I found

Image

Image

The ring gear from my flywheel decided to seperate from the flywheel & was spinning freely inside the box :crazy: :crazy:

stripped the flywheel & took it to the engineers who fitted the ring gear back & balanced the flywheel & all is well now.

Honestly the first time I have ever seen this happen.. ever! This happened over a day or so as was quite baffled & never suspected what happened to have happened.
1893cc racecar - back in the garage
Image

Solo786 wrote:after you bust the rsi , should have put down the window and asked "Do you even lift bro?"

Howie-WP
VWCSA Member
Posts: 12785
Joined: Mon Jul 29, 2002 11:45 am
Membership No: 2033
Location: Cape Town, SA

Re: Unexpected mishap...with pics!

Postby Howie-WP » Thu May 16, 2013 2:55 pm

:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

User avatar
PoLonY
Gimme sausage. The thicker the better!
Posts: 18054
Joined: Thu Jul 09, 2009 4:32 pm
Car Model: Volvo
Membership No: 1997
Location: Modderfontein

Re: Unexpected mishap...with pics!

Postby PoLonY » Thu May 16, 2013 2:58 pm

wow that's definitely a first time I'm seeing that!!

User avatar
Naku786
Cake Laaitie Killer
Posts: 8470
Joined: Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:17 am
Car Make: VW
Car Model: Citi 1.9i 8v
Membership No: missing
Location: 2nd right after Shell garage
Contact:

Re: Unexpected mishap...with pics!

Postby Naku786 » Thu May 16, 2013 3:02 pm

Yupp even the engineers were at a loss for words :lol:

not sure if because I have a lightened flywheel... but had this flywheel in my car almost 5years before the divorce happened
1893cc racecar - back in the garage
Image

Solo786 wrote:after you bust the rsi , should have put down the window and asked "Do you even lift bro?"

User avatar
crumbs
Race Chip
Posts: 4040
Joined: Mon May 28, 2012 10:40 am
Car Make: Volksie
Car Model: Rocc2.0tsiDSG
Membership No: missing
Location: Woesrand
Contact:

Re: Unexpected mishap...with pics!

Postby crumbs » Thu May 16, 2013 3:03 pm

Didnt even know that's possible.... :eek:

User avatar
PoLonY
Gimme sausage. The thicker the better!
Posts: 18054
Joined: Thu Jul 09, 2009 4:32 pm
Car Model: Volvo
Membership No: 1997
Location: Modderfontein

Re: Unexpected mishap...with pics!

Postby PoLonY » Thu May 16, 2013 3:04 pm

Naku786 wrote:Yupp even the engineers were at a loss for words :lol:

not sure if because I have a lightened flywheel... but had this flywheel in my car almost 5years before the divorce happened


and a ring gear is an interference type fitment, it should never come loose :eek:


you got a flux capacitor strapped to that starter motor?

User avatar
Naku786
Cake Laaitie Killer
Posts: 8470
Joined: Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:17 am
Car Make: VW
Car Model: Citi 1.9i 8v
Membership No: missing
Location: 2nd right after Shell garage
Contact:

Re: Unexpected mishap...with pics!

Postby Naku786 » Thu May 16, 2013 3:05 pm

PoLonY wrote:
Naku786 wrote:Yupp even the engineers were at a loss for words :lol:

not sure if because I have a lightened flywheel... but had this flywheel in my car almost 5years before the divorce happened


and a ring gear is an interference type fitment, it should never come loose :eek:


you got a flux capacitor strapped to that starter motor?


Ko4 ekse... turbo start :driving:
1893cc racecar - back in the garage
Image

Solo786 wrote:after you bust the rsi , should have put down the window and asked "Do you even lift bro?"

User avatar
M3THANOL
Blue Bomber
Posts: 2682
Joined: Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:38 pm
Car Make: VW
Car Model: Golf Mk2...now....2.0L 8V AGG
Membership No: 1822
Location: Jrrrhrrrnrrrsbrrrg

Re: Unexpected mishap...with pics!

Postby M3THANOL » Thu May 16, 2013 3:18 pm

Naku786 wrote:
PoLonY wrote:
Naku786 wrote:Yupp even the engineers were at a loss for words :lol:

not sure if because I have a lightened flywheel... but had this flywheel in my car almost 5years before the divorce happened


and a ring gear is an interference type fitment, it should never come loose :eek:


you got a flux capacitor strapped to that starter motor?


Ko4 ekse... turbo start :driving:


hahahaha, wun tym ekse cuzzie :lol:

Well done Naku, one for the record books!!! So now down in deben you be tjooning the ring gears as well bru :hug:
I'm literally can't evening!
Image
http://www.iamsecond.com/

Current: The Blue Bomber
http://www.vwclub.co.za/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=151592

1/4 mile: 16.5s @ 133km/h (ODI-2013/10/27)
1km: 165km/h (ODI-2013/10/27)

Little D
Cadet
Posts: 910
Joined: Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:57 am
Car Make: VW
Car Model: Polo 1.2 TSI
Membership No: missing
Location: Benoni

Re: Unexpected mishap...with pics!

Postby Little D » Thu May 16, 2013 3:26 pm

Naku

You a legand.. Only these things happen to you... Lmao
Current: 1.2 Polo TSI 66KW
EX Polo Vivo Blueline
EX VeloCiti 1.4i
40mm H&R Drop.
17' SSW Mag Wheels.

User avatar
MarshallGTi
Moderator
Posts: 6863
Joined: Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:43 am
Car Make: Seat
Car Model: Ibiza 1.9TDi FR
Membership No: 1665
Location: Alberton

Re: Unexpected mishap...with pics!

Postby MarshallGTi » Thu May 16, 2013 4:10 pm

how in the hell?
It is an ingenius solution to a problem that should have never existed in the 1st place...

ShoeBox
(o\!/o)
My mk2 16v
Ibiza FR

EX-DOHCTOR wrote: I'd make sure I understand the differences between fish and engine components before attempting any modifications on my motor vehicle as a start. :lol:


Psycho1400 wrote:It wasn't an oil leak, it was a horsepower sweat...

User avatar
graham savage
Colonel
Posts: 5030
Joined: Fri Oct 21, 2005 9:53 am
Car Make: VW
Car Model: Caddy's, Mk2's, Mk4, Ford etc
Membership No: 803
Location: Johannesburg
Contact:

Re: Unexpected mishap...with pics!

Postby graham savage » Thu May 16, 2013 4:38 pm

Did you gasflow and undercut that ring gear before putting it back?

Hehehe

User avatar
Scatman
General
Posts: 9419
Joined: Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:37 pm
Car Make: Audi
Car Model: A3 2.0T (BWA)
Membership No: 1773
Location: Pretoria, Centurion

Re: Unexpected mishap...with pics!

Postby Scatman » Fri May 17, 2013 8:22 am

That's very unusual!
Current:
2006 Audi A3 2.0T
1973 1300 Beetle a.k.a "Knersus"
Ex:
2006 BMW E90 330d Manual
*Click here*
2006 Sportline
*Click here*
Mk4 Jetta TDI - 79wKw, 256Nm atw @KAR
*Click here*
Margaret - '75 Audi 80 Restoration Project
*Click here*
2005 1.4i Citi Golf
*Click here*

User avatar
SHAUN
Post Whore
Posts: 29409
Joined: Thu Jul 15, 2004 7:06 pm
Car Make: BMW
Car Model: 2006 335i
Membership No: 1148
Location: WildWest

Re: Unexpected mishap...with pics!

Postby SHAUN » Fri May 17, 2013 8:40 am

My grandfather once told me of how the ring gear on his cortina wore off and he had to get a new one heat tempered on, but I have never in my life seen one come off like that just from normal use.
Image
2006 E92 335i * Monica
2001 Audi S3 Quattro * Suzie-Q
1999 Jetta 3 20vt 181kw 390nm * Jet-Li
2006 Caddy 1.6 low and slow * Tossa-Caddy
2001 Polo classic 16v ABF Featured * BLUEmotion
1988 Bmw E30 2.9L - Written off
1991 MKII GTI - Sold
1989 MKII CSL - Sold
Saiendra wrote:I cannot argue with you, you bought a BMW out of motorplan...
You clearly have more balls than me.

User avatar
Naku786
Cake Laaitie Killer
Posts: 8470
Joined: Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:17 am
Car Make: VW
Car Model: Citi 1.9i 8v
Membership No: missing
Location: 2nd right after Shell garage
Contact:

Re: Unexpected mishap...with pics!

Postby Naku786 » Fri May 17, 2013 9:07 am

Yupp baffled many people with this lol... My tuner just starred at the ring gear in disbelief & kept on shaking his head :lol:
1893cc racecar - back in the garage
Image

Solo786 wrote:after you bust the rsi , should have put down the window and asked "Do you even lift bro?"

User avatar
Killerwatt
Europrojektz Garage
Posts: 4627
Joined: Thu May 15, 2008 4:58 pm
Car Make: VW
Car Model: MK4 1.8T Jetta
Membership No: missing
Location: Brakenhurst

Re: Unexpected mishap...with pics!

Postby Killerwatt » Fri May 17, 2013 9:24 am

Use Qbond next time :grin:
REVO Authorised dealer - JHB
Air suspension
Hardline setups

User avatar
WyCo
Cadet
Posts: 404
Joined: Sun Mar 02, 2008 8:09 pm
Car Make: Vw
Car Model: '10 Polo,'92 Caddy,'55 Splitty
Membership No: 1897
Location: Alberton

Re: Unexpected mishap...with pics!

Postby WyCo » Mon May 20, 2013 8:16 am

What size starter do you use? :lol:
Current: '10 Vw Polo 6R 1.6 Comfortline (weekend drive)
Current: '92 Vw Caddy 2L 8V (daily drive/project)
Current: '55 Vw Split Window Wolfsburg Kombi (5PL1T project)

Ex: 08' Seat Cupra 1.8t 20V
Ex: 02' Vw Polo Playa 1.6i
Ex: 03' Opel Corsa 1.6i Sport
Ex: 94' Vw CTI Golf

Return to “General Tech Discussions”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Yahoo [Bot] and 57 guests