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RE: Starters

To: "'Robert M. Lang'" <>
Subject: RE: Starters
From: Bill Babcock <>
Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2006 08:54:34 -0800
They get weak and won't crank the engine. Probably a heat shield is a good
idea. I had one on for a while but got irritated with it being in the way. 

Does anyone have the URL for Ted's website? Couldn't find it on Google 

-----Original Message-----
From: Robert M. Lang [] 
Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2006 8:29 AM
To: Bill Babcock
Subject: Re: Starters

On Wed, 4 Jan 2006, Bill Babcock wrote:

> So what's the deal with gear reduction starters. I'm about to chuck my 
> third one in three years. Does someone make a better one, or are they 
> a yearly recycle item.

I've got 6 seasons on mine, and I use it (typically) 10-12 times per event
day, more if I have a co-driver.

But I'm an autocrosser, you're a road racer. The (significant) difference in
the two is that our cars don't get as hot for as long and we have a lot less
vibration (less time a full throttle).

If you don't have a heat shield, that might be a good thing to do...
there's not much you can do it the prob is vibration.

How exactly do the starters fail?

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