When your 2012 Cat backfires and dont start after that does that mean that it kicked back and probably buggered the case or could it be something else? I just finished spend money on this thing now this
Ya, that's what I was thinking....unfortunately, lol. Thanks for the replies sand-n-sea and Black cat. Just hope it is repairable9Weldable), just spent a few bucks replacing a-arm bushings, tie rods, brakes etc
It looks like I dodged the bullet this time, only took out the starter and the gear! Looking at getting the starter upgrade but on Country Cat website they say Cat made 4 different starters for this machine and the kit might not have the right starter. Any vendors on here have the same upgrade kit? Thanks "Sand-and-sea" nice to see you are still apart of the forum🤗
Hahahaha, ya never got any feedback from supporting vendors here on our awesome site so I went ahead and ordered the heavy duty starter upgrade with 25% reduction gear from Country Cat. Was contimplating a new one way clutch bearing but thinking with the lower starting gear ratio and making sure I hold the key until the ol girl is good and running should hopefully avoid further kickback issues.....I hope!Any of the starters will work if you also buy the intermediate gear for it. Get the newest/upgraded set. Faster start (and easier).
LOL, I'm still here! Just on the road most of the week and not so much opportunity to log in.
I just happened to have a 6204 snowmobile bearing that I can cut up. Should strengthen the end of the boss but will it now break closer to the case???That looks like a great idea!
He was able to drive the reinforcing ring deeper onto the boss than I expected. Looks like the ring could be twice as thick.
Thanks for your input mbrandt1402, still debating whether to do it or not, have the bearing cut and ready to install, lol. Just worried the damage might be worse, breaking at the caseIt might, but now it will have to pull the entire boss with it instead of just breaking out the top half.
If I still had my X, I would look at reinforcing the stator cover boss as well.
I think I am going to try the updated starter/gear first, if the top portion of the boss blows out I will then repare and re-enforce using an aluminum sleeve to hold it all together and JB weld in between them both. The boss is probably the easiest to repair so I don't want to over beef it up because the damage elsewhere could be much worse to repair, lol Hopefully it don't kickback ever again!🥳I wonder if the draft angle of the boss is anywhere close to a tapered ream... you might be able to make a full depth collar out of some 6061 aluminum. 7075 even better, but harder to find and more expensive.
Even if a ream widens out faster than the boss does, you could dope it up with JB Weld and get a full length reinforcement.