fly wheel keeps coming loose

  • everytime i try to start my new engine the flywheel comes loose. i have the washer thing the flywheel and that nut but dont have a wrench so i just use plyers and hold the flywheel. but it wont stay tight!!!!!!!!! and does anyone know how to get stripped allen screw off a ezy start
  • Locktite the nut and get it TIGHT. You might want to get a new collet too.
  • Get a good glow plug wrench, the one by team losi also has a 17mm wheel nut removing tool on the side. Use the end that goes onto the glow plug to turn the nut tight. Hold onto the flywheel with pliers (c channel with paper towel between the pliers and flywheel to prevent scratching) and then really put some force on it to get it tight. You may even insert a screwdriver into one of the ends of the [T] wrench to get more torque.
  • Quote: Get a good glow plug wrench, the one by team losi also has a 17mm wheel nut removing tool on the side. Use the end that goes onto the glow plug to turn the nut tight. Hold onto the flywheel with pliers (c channel with paper towel between the pliers and flywheel to prevent scratching) and then really put some force on it to get it tight. You may even insert a screwdriver into one of the ends of the [T] wrench to get more torque.
    Ok, just adding some insight here. I would not use a screwdriver in the end of the T wrench. I have personally snapped a crank this way. But I suppose you get the point. It needs to be tight.
  • Yeah i don't know his hand strength so i was just adding that he could do that if he feels its not tight enough with just the t wrench. But yeah if you are of average strength then just tightening it with the t wrench should be good enough.
  • I would look at the collet. You may need a thinker one. I have never used locktite on a clutch nut.
    I have never used anything but channel locks and a wheel wrench.
  • clutch
    Hi there. I think checking all parts to see if they fit correctly.

    Start with the clutch collet. Does if fit in the back side of the flywheel. IF you put the collet on the motor and press the flywheel on the collet, it should stay on. IF it moves (falls off, the you need a new collet. IF you press and hold it on and can turn it and the motor doesn't turn over (flywheel slips) need to replace)

    IF all holds, then add the lock nut. If the flywheel has been ground down where the nut fits, you might have bottomed the nut out. It will never fit.

    A new flywheel is needed.

    check to make sure after assembly, there is minimal movement of clutch bell.

    Locktite should not be needed on lock nut. Maybe on screw at the end to

    hold the clutch bell on.