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Offline wymple

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Starter worth salvaging?
« on: August 19, 2015, 02:50:00 PM »
The OEM starter on my 84 Cal II always worked, but sometimes it seemed to struggle and turn more slowly. So after a decade of it being just that way, never getting any worse, I replaced it. Since it wasn't all that bad, is it worth it to send it to a place in Wisconsin to have it rebuilt to new condition? The replacement works just fine and only took a few days to show up, also has a slightly better clearance for the carb. Do these OEM's have any real value?
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Re: Starter worth salvaging?
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2015, 03:11:15 PM »
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Re: Starter worth salvaging?
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2015, 04:53:10 PM »
Yeah, the Bosches are stone-axe simple and certainly worth hanging on to for low compression, sub 1100 motors.

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Re: Starter worth salvaging?
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2015, 05:18:24 PM »
When my Bosch started turning slowly a number of years ago, I opened it up and found a lot of greasy mung inside -- three decades' of accumulated road filth. I dug it out, washed the bits, soldered in some new brushes and it was good as new -- until the flood of 2013. Then I put on a cheap Chinese starter but the Bosch is under the bench in reserve.
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