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WD45 flywheel

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Topic: WD45 flywheel
Posted By: Lew
Subject: WD45 flywheel
Date Posted: 21 Sep 2022 at 10:01am
Upon tear down of my WD45 for refurbishment I found the bell housing seal 70224687 leaking causing the clutch area saturated. Inspecting the flywheel I found heat cracks that were all the way through the inside lip of the flywheel. My question, is this a major issue since the flywheel is solid about 1/2" back from the inside lip; I am going to have it resurfaced and the clutch disk contact is not close to this area. The tractor will be retired from farm work and used as a masterpiece of an aera gone by. 

Posted By: jvin248
Date Posted: 21 Sep 2022 at 4:07pm

It's possible the retired tractor will go back into service if you sell it someday. Maybe repair the problem while you have everything apart?


Posted By: DSeries4
Date Posted: 21 Sep 2022 at 7:26pm
I would replace the flywheel since you are already in there.

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Posted By: MACK
Date Posted: 21 Sep 2022 at 9:18pm
Never saw one that didn't have heat cracks that had Ben used.                     MACK

Posted By: SteveM C/IL
Date Posted: 23 Sep 2022 at 8:43am
What MACK says

Posted By: Rick
Date Posted: 24 Sep 2022 at 6:57am
If they're just hairline cracks, most will have those and just resurface it and use it...if real deep and opened up cracks, then replace it, if you think you need to...

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