Save or trash: used variator fixed pulley and Bendix
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Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:26 pm quote
Stripped the teeth in the variator outer (fixed) pulley on the crankshaft splines, but bought and installed both replacement pulleys.

The old inner (sliding) pulley has a very fine ridge near the center. I think I had reassembled the variator 2500 miles ago with one washer out of place, so the lowest gearing wasn’t quite happening, and the belt never got all the way to the center. Worked fine for 2500 miles until the outer pulley stripped. The plate holding in the rollers appears pristine.

Is a used sliding pulley with a very fine groove worth keeping in inventory, or should I toss it?

Likewise, I replaced the Bendix gear but the old one was, it turns out, fine. That should be good to keep in inventory, right?

The starter I disassembled, and managed to get back together after inspecting it...maybe not so much. I was happy when I tested it - it made an energetic “NYEEEEE” sound when activated. Success - or so I thought. But then I tested the new starter: “bzzzzzz.” The old starter is getting filed under “use only when desperate.”


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Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:03 am quote
What does the other side look like? Any corrosion?
S150, Beo 500ie
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Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:31 am quote
The other parts are barely worn - just a bit of lingering belt dust and maybe some minimal aluminum wear, but no corrosion. I wonder a little about the teeth in the plate. Wish I'd compared them more closely with the new one before I installed it.




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Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:53 am quote
I'm sure you'll get a few varied responses but for me personally, I'd toss all of them. You never hear about a bendix failure and unless you installed the backplate/ pulleys wrong again, youre not going to need a replacement for a solid 20K miles.
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Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:19 am quote
Trash for the Bendix. Recycle bin for the variator.
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