Starter motor strip down and refurb

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Starter motor strip down and refurb

Post by Bud6200 » Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:08 pm

Hey guys , :wave: thanks for all your help sooooooo far , obviously it's looking like I could be asking a few questions in the future :helpinghand: 8-)
I am sure starter motors ain't rocket science , so even I could strip one down and refurb it ;) .
Anyone here stripped one down and refurbed theirs ,how did it turn out and where would you source the service parts for one .
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Re: Starter motor strip down and refurb

Post by Peter-S » Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:19 pm

To be honest, for the work involved in trying to fix an old one I'd buy new and know that it was going to work OK.
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Re: Starter motor strip down and refurb

Post by Mc Tool » Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:11 am

They aint as straight forward as you may think, depending on the model you may have to unsolder some joints to get it apart, and another wee trap in that the field windings for the motor are aluminium so dont damage the brass fused on terminals on the end when you unsolder brushes . I have seen peeps bending the end of the winding for access to the terminal , and then look surprized when it snaps off, and I even seen ,real close up , one dickhead who thought he was looking at a tinned copper winding and spent ages ,getting murderously fucked off in the process, trying to solder brush wires to aluminium 😠😠😠😠, was good to watch tho. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
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Re: Starter motor strip down and refurb

Post by Bud6200 » Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:15 pm

Ahhhhh, thats why this forum is so good ...so suck it up buttercup basically :lol:
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ohhh btw ....probably more questions to come :lmao: :ford:

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Re: Starter motor strip down and refurb

Post by Mc Tool » Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:52 pm

Well , thats not to say it cant be done. Whats actually wrong with the one you have ? πŸ€”
You have nothing to lose by trying to disassemble if your buying a new one anyway, so if you wind up wreaking it your no worse off.
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Re: Starter motor strip down and refurb

Post by Vermilion » Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:26 am

It can be done but, prepare also for failure. I have done it but it was totally pain in the ass. Alternator is much easier to do.
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If i don't remember wrong V6 starter motors had minor differences. Lucas model 2,2kw model had metal gears and bosch one had plastic ones.
Lucas was much more noisyer.
Seems like I have lost dissably pictures somewhere.... I had both in pieces Bosch and Lucas ones.

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Re: Starter motor strip down and refurb

Post by stevemarl » Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:28 am

Vermilion wrote: ↑
Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:26 am
Lucas model 2,2kw model had metal gears and bosch one had plastic ones
Plastic gears? I`ve never seen that before. I can see it would be quieter, but wouldn`t have thought they`d take the strain, esp. the shock loading?

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Re: Starter motor strip down and refurb

Post by Vermilion » Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:20 pm

stevemarl wrote: ↑
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:28 am
Vermilion wrote: ↑
Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:26 am
Lucas model 2,2kw model had metal gears and bosch one had plastic ones
Plastic gears? I`ve never seen that before. I can see it would be quieter, but wouldn`t have thought they`d take the strain, esp. the shock loading?

Yep, white plastic, that starter was like 40 years old still working so, that should be no problem.
Bosch one much quieter than Lucas one. I think that was the reason.
Counterpart was plastic other one was steel.

Also one possibility is that if engine is stuck so the plastic wormgear works as fuse.

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Re: Starter motor strip down and refurb

Post by Mc Tool » Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:46 pm

Are you one of the Dudesons? (Duudsonit)πŸ˜†
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Re: Starter motor strip down and refurb

Post by Vermilion » Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:09 am

Mc Tool wrote: ↑
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:46 pm
Are you one of the Dudesons? (Duudsonit)πŸ˜†
If you ask me thats quite shitty show... literally.
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