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The starter on my 318 on random occasions will just spin and not engage the flywheel. Sometime it will work 20 times fine and then doesn't engage. Then all of the sudden it will. By the way the 318 has the b43 onan engine. Its a 1985 318.

Any advice would be great.

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Dave
 

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Howdy and Welcome,

You can fix this with some oil. What I did was to remove the air cleaner assembly off of the engine. I then shined a light down the fresh air port so that I could see the bendix at the end of the starter. With an oil can, I carefully dropped some oil down on the starter worm gear. The problem was solved for quit some time.
 
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