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Old 10-14-2017, 10:09 AM   #26
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Kelly Aerospace just puts their name on it. Unbolt the Bendix drive from the front of it and ake it to your local auto electric shop and they can fix it for very reasonable $$.

Actually, unbolt the Bendix drive from it and try the motor again.

I pulled my MZ-6222 off and replaced it with a B&C. Works much better and is much lighter. If the shipping of that boat anchor wasn't so much, you could have it.

Best of luck,

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Kelly Aerospace just puts their name on it. Unbolt the Bendix drive from the front of it and ake it to your local auto electric shop and they can fix it for very reasonable $$.

Actually, unbolt the Bendix drive from it and try the motor again.

I pulled my MZ-6222 off and replaced it with a B&C. Works much better and is much lighter. If the shipping of that boat anchor wasn't so much, you could have it.

Best of luck,

Wes
Hello Wes,

This is a lightweight starter compared some ones my friend gave me as spares. I got it tore apart and nothing seems to be wore out or broken just extremely filthy and gummed up, really filthy. I am going to try cleaning everything up and putting it back together and hooking it up to a battery.

Thats a good idea taking it to the electric shop, as its hard to tell if there is something wrong with the windings or the magnets but they look perfect other than just super nasty, not just a little dirty but really bad, the grease has turned into that nasty black etc.

Completely replacing the starter is a very last resort.


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Old 10-14-2017, 10:23 AM   #28
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Maybe clean the commutator and your back in business. Take to a local auto electrical repair shop and they wil diagnose in no time. For $50 you may be back in business!
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2000 grit sandpaper on the comutator to clean up the carbon where the brushes ride. Brush length good? Take to motor shop for them to use a growler on the windings or you can ohm it but you have to find the right contacts.
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Looks like the brushes are at the bottom, four of them and 3 of them are almost gone and the forth is wore out. How the heck do I get them out?

Aircraft spruce has a parts list but no pictures. I got a recommendation from a car mechanic but since this is an aircraft starter I doubt they will have replacement parts.

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"since this is an aircraft starter I doubt they will have replacement parts"

Up until recently there were no "aircraft" starters on Lycomings. Just relabeled truck starters with some safety wire added. Give your closest auto electric shop a try.

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Does anyone know where you buy oleum spirits?

Also if anyone is interested I got the detailed parts list from Hartzel for the MZ-6222 starter.

I was able to get the brushes on eBay for 25$



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