Listers one and all,
I had to leave shortly after my post and wasn't able to follow-up
1) An apology, I typo'd. The number in question is Lester #16878
2) Fits those Isuzu trucks I mentioned 2300 & 2600 4-cylinder gas engines.
3) I compared it this morning to a Spridget starter and I can see how
someone would say it will work.
4) There IS a but......
The Spridget starter drive, at rest, is on the transmission side of the
flywheel. When the starter is energized, the drive moves toward the ring
gear, back toward the body of the starter, toward the engine. Both the ring
gear and the drive have beveled teeth designed to assist engagement. Hence,
the bevel on the ring gear teeth are on the tranny side.
The Isuzu starter (and most "modern" starters) are designed so the
when the starter is energized, is moved away from the body of the starter.
The drive moves toward the transmission. Therefore, if this starter were
actually designed for this application, the ring gear would have to have
its teeth beveled on the engine side.
Apparently, experience has shown that this works anyway. Being in the
profession, I can not recommend it. There will necessarily be wear
different from the original design, and the engagement of bevel to
non-bevel teeth is, er.... contrary to convention. YMMV
ps. I would probably try it on my own car, though. I'd think about
beveling the teeth on the ring gear.
At 05:02 PM 3/28/2000 , Elliott, Patrick wrote:
>Hey! I have a Sprite and an Isuzu Amigo (4 banger). Now I only need one
>starter for both!!
>Peter, Is there a diff between the 2.3L and 2.6L Starters?
>4 Cylinder.... 4 cylinder!
>NOT V6! 4 Cylinder Trooper 86-91: Rodeo 91-97 Isuzu
>p'up 87-95 Amigo 89-94 Passport (by Honda (right!)) 94-97