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URL: http://www.makotoautotrends.com/store-detail.asp?sMaker=3&sModel=&maker=BMW&sku=MAT-UNI-OTT-7XIN-DICL-RO2B-CV12

I did buy a brand new M3 starter last week for 175$ cdn...what the guy didnt told me is that the core, usualy 25-50$ was...125$, making me a 300$ starter. AAAOUCH!!!

I ordered instead a new "bendix" (dont know if you name it like this) for 25$ to fix my original 02 starter...will be good enough, it survived 30 years, should be able to do some more with new inards.

Too bad for the M3 starter, it looked fine and healty.

Pat

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master brake cyl & I remember other stuff did too. sting.jpg

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and switch. sits on top of the starter motor itself and energizes the motor while physically moving the Bendix drive on the starter motor armature so the motor will engage the ring gear on the flywheel

The Bendix drive is fastened to the end of the starter motor's armature and has gear teeth that engage the ring gear. Inside the Bendix is a mechanism that allows the gear to lock up with the armature when rotated in one direction, but will unlock when reversed. That way, when the engine begins to run on its own and the flywheel is turning faster than the starter motor, the Bendix can disengage without damage. It's so named because the design was perfected by the Bendix corporation (still in business today as pointed out below) way back when...in the teens of the 20th century. Automotive history lesson for today...

Mike

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