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Location: Belleville, Illinois
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Re: how do I resurface a flywheel?
You will have one of three stages of wear:
1) Slick, shiny, maybe a few dark patches.
2) Condition one, but more dark patches with tiny cracks in them.
3) Condition one, maybe with two thrown in, but grooves to boot.
If it's still in stage one, all you need to do is to work it over with coarse emery cloth or sand paper to break the glaze and freshen up the surface.
In condition two or three, you'll have to take it to an automotive machine shop where they can tell you if it's repairable or not. Small burned spots and checks are not necessarily a death warrant - usually they are only a few thousandths deep.