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starter upgrade question

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my stater is old and tired, should i buy a new one , or up grade if i upgrade, how much modification?cost?advantage?which one, model year bolt in, without any modification?

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is lighter and has more cranking power.

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If your starter makes a whining sound when you engage it and it turns slowly, it may just be the rear armature bushing that's come loose from the end plate. It's pressed into a plastic sleeve that disintegrates over time so the bushing spins with the armature, causing a lot of drag.

I repaired mine by finding a 1/2 inch ID oillite bronze bushing at the hardware store and turning its OD down 'till it was a press fit into the starter end plate. It's been working fine that way for about ten years. E-mail me for more detailed instructions. But if your starter is really shot and you're not worried about originality, an E30 M3 starter is the way to go.

Cheers

Mike

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Guest Anonymous

a direct bolt in (got 'em on both my cars - about $30 at Pick & Pull)

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pistons almost like a stock engine with the spark plugs pulled.

Cheers!

John N

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