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AJRTDDI

Mk4 St170 Turbo Starter Issue.

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I was wondering what I can do about my starter. I'm using a RS turbo gearbox. The starter is blocked by the 2 part sump. Can the alloy be cut?

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I'm guessing it will be safe to cut off?

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I don't have any experience of the situation your talking about but perhaps we might be able to help if you could post up a picture?

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Should be safe to cut off ? Guessing no one else as had any problem ?

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The more metal you take off, the weaker it gets, no-one knows how much you can take off - untill it breaks - if you could re-enforce it in some way that would help - i take it the starter clears the sump?

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Being as the cuts aren't by the bolts it shouldn't weaken it much ?

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I havnt cut it yet myself to see if the sump hits. Trial and error I guess. I have some welding todo first tomorrow so I'll find out in few days

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Being as the cuts aren't by the bolts it shouldn't weaken it much ?

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With these sort of things you have to be really careful/ must know what you are doing -

The casting is designed with webs etc (the triangular shaped fins/ corner pieces) some of which have been cut off - that will weaken it, also, the smaller contact area can mean the block may flex realative to the g-box - looks like you have cut the boltholes off - unless i am missing something?

Has this conversion been done before/ are there adaptor plates available? (for between the block and bell housing/ g-box)

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As far as I'm aware the bottom bolt holes was used with 6 speed box. Maybe new holes are tarpered up higher for the rs box. Have the webs been added for strength or redesign of rear starter I do not know.

The pictures are from another build. I currently have mine intact

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I'll update the thread tomorrow about the gearbox bottom bolts. With some pics

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See if you can find out how they did it in the other build, like if it is from a forum, join and contact the owner/ builder, they must have already have found solutions to these problems

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It was from a website index page. They cut the marked parts on the pictures so I guess it's safe

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