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Noooooo! Rotor failure today!

Post by casey » Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:24 am

Well, after 15 years of valiant service and hard use, my rotor has failed...............

The screw holding my club rotor fob onto my key ring has sheared :shock: :lol: I'll try to drill it out and use a new screw, but I'm not sure if it'll be successful.

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Re: Noooooo! Rotor failure today!

Post by MarkG M3CP » Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:33 am

CatastrophIc!!!

Try not to let it ruin your Sunday.
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Re: Noooooo! Rotor failure today!

Post by Devon_Fourie » Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:23 am

is it a full rebuild! That’s a very sudden, expensive repair...
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Re: Noooooo! Rotor failure today!

Post by casey » Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:01 pm

Are there rebuild kits available :?: ;)
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Re: Noooooo! Rotor failure today!

Post by mi60o0 » Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:17 pm

You are pest. I was thinking your engine gone haha keyring
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Re: Noooooo! Rotor failure today!

Post by V8 Power » Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:09 pm

Please save it Malcolm, we can’t have such a rare collectors piece being condemned to Rotary heaven. (Or hell depending on what you have been doing with it :) )
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Re: Noooooo! Rotor failure today!

Post by Harrizone » Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:08 pm

Disaster!!!! However there is a possibility of there being a new rebuild available at a rotary specialist somewhere near at hand :-k , you just need to guess where, and persuade it's current owner to divorce it from the ring that the golum protects [-o< .
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Re: Noooooo! Rotor failure today!

Post by casey » Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:11 pm

:lol: :lol: I'll try a DIY rebuild and hope I obtain good compression with my attempt ;)
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Re: Noooooo! Rotor failure today!

Post by ChrisHolmes » Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:14 pm

I have a spare unit if your repair does not work.
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Re: Noooooo! Rotor failure today!

Post by Ian.Mothersole » Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:33 pm

I think it might be time to upgrade to an R3:
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Everyone keeps saying they're more reliable :)
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Noooooo! Rotor failure today!

Post by GreySilver Beast » Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:55 pm

I thought this was something really important for a minute Malcolm :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Hey I still have my first one in it's tin box :twisted:
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Re: Noooooo! Rotor failure today!

Post by Shagrington » Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:45 pm

I just checked - my Mk1 is still fine ... as is the Mk2 (they are both with my spare key and fob) and my R3 is in daily use. :race:
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Re: Noooooo! Rotor failure today!

Post by casey » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:17 pm

Do you service them regularly though Shaggy ;)
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Re: Noooooo! Rotor failure today!

Post by warpc0il » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:35 pm

My rotor keyring has been "premixed", by using to stir my coffee, a few times :roll:
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Re: Noooooo! Rotor failure today!

Post by brix79 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:03 am

I was sure I have an S2, but I can't find it. Or the R3.. :lol:
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Re: Noooooo! Rotor failure today!

Post by HypoThermia » Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:38 pm

With the opportunity for a rebuilt then don't forget to bridgeport it for a bit of extra brap brap!
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Re: Noooooo! Rotor failure today!

Post by sagarh » Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:49 pm

I wonder how many are showing on the How many left website? :lol:
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Re: Noooooo! Rotor failure today!

Post by boosted » Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:30 pm

I got 1 in the westy Casey...yours if you want it? Image

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Re: Noooooo! Rotor failure today!

Post by TheJDMStereotype » Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:18 pm

I just read the whole thread thinking it was an actual engine

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