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post #24 of Old 10-18-2012
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Re: Autohelm ST4000 Plus problems

Hallo again Silvio,

Here is the thing. The ring popped open under pressure, as I suspected, with the ring held in place by the groove in which the satellite rollers run within the unit. However, the problem is that on three of the rollers, the plastic lug around which they spin has broken off from the body. And there is also a roller missing. The toothed belt is also worn out and shredded, as I suspected. I am wondering whether it would be possible to repair the broken lugs locally by drilling in through the back of the unit and bolting a new lug (one made to fit) through from the back, plus I could get another roller made out of nylon, I think, - the local lathe operators in Brazil are quite resourceful. THe problem will be the toothed belt, as to find one in the local market will be very difficult if not impossible.

Any thoughts?


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