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04-17-2018 11:02 AM
Andeo1025 Everything with the stator was still tight when I pulled it apart but a part of the rotor had bulged out and was rubbing the stator. I'm trying to figure out if the stator is reusable as the damage doesn't look bad but I don't know yet.
04-17-2018 06:54 AM
Thorn Yeah, crazy. Did it look like the stator/stator plate slipped, causing contact with the rotor? Or does it look spontaneous?
04-17-2018 12:30 AM
WilliamTech3
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Originally Posted by Andeo1025 View Post
Well I opened up the engine today and found part of the rotor had delaminated and was hitting the stator.
Wow ! ....that's a first (for me anyhow).
04-16-2018 06:13 PM
Andeo1025 Well I opened up the engine today and found part of the rotor had delaminated and was hitting the stator.
04-16-2018 07:44 AM
Andeo1025 I disconnected the plug from the r/r when l tested it.
04-16-2018 01:04 AM
Hexadecimus Just checking, but when you tested, did you disconnect the R/R or backprobe it? You should test with it disconnected to use the specified readings. I've never seen a rotor failure on this model, but I guess it could happen.
04-14-2018 10:27 AM
Spockster
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Originally Posted by Andeo1025 View Post
Yeah I'm just not sure why the voltage is low. If there's a problem with the stator I'll call the rebuilder and see what I can do but I figured if that was the problem it would ohm out wrong.


The stator output is low, should see 50-70v ac.

You could check to see if the magnets on the rotor still have a relatively strong amount of pull. Drag something around the inside to see if there's a weaker spot. It's not unheard of, for magnets to just lose their field, but we just haven't seen it on this engine. I've seen it happen on some automotive distributor shafts, not losing it completely, but being very weak. Rotor replacements have usually been from damaged magnets on a failed tux mod, or warping from improper removal.

Shock, hammering on magnets can cause them to lose their field, along with extreme heat.
04-14-2018 09:30 AM
Andeo1025 Yeah I'm just not sure why the voltage is low. If there's a problem with the stator I'll call the rebuilder and see what I can do but I figured if that was the problem it would ohm out wrong.
04-14-2018 07:24 AM
michiganteddybear no load the stator should be putting out considerably more voltage than that at 3-4k.. many people see 60+ volts AC across the legs without the regulator attached

also, its extremely rare for the rotor to fail, but not impossible of course
04-13-2018 11:10 PM
Andeo1025 I got about 12 v even. The previous voltages from the stator were measured with the connector disconnected so there was no load. I tried three different regulators just to check. There was no difference between the three.
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