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Hi all,

Is there any such thing as an uprated starter motor for the V8?

Does anyone know the cost of a standard one?

Thanks,

John

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Yes - a push from an SE.

Sorry couldn't resist.

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Yes - a push from an SE.

Sorry couldn't resist.

Rog

Good idea. The SE engine is about the same size as the V8 starter hee hee! :lol:

John

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i use an "upgraded" one for several years now. Was a private project with help from a friend.

I regreased the planetary gears , he uesd a grinder and a file to reshape some carbon brushes

[from a truck -->therefore with more copper in the material ->therefore they can resist with higher current load ->relly good stuff for starting with "older"batterys :lol: ]

The original spare, witch i'v got from "R&B" is still wrapped in oil paper. Have never used that one... .

Was something with around 800 "Deutsch Marks" or so (400Euros)

The "overhauling" of my old was "an hand for a hand" free work under friends... .

So gues what is best !

PS. the old brushes really looked like a "brush", they where splitted along the line into several pieces . Maybe the current flow under starting with the first battery has killed them... ??

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Was wondering how you were getting along :lol:

Be careful with the starter...mine was 3rd party all singing and all dancing and the thing nearly burned the car down !!

Due to a design flaw it was able to leak water into it and nearly shorted the + terminal out to the chassis !

Also it was whirring away on my flywheel teeth as well because it didn't quite fit - so all around not much good.

With yours the car wouldn't really ahve been used as much, it should be a smooth job to re-furb / overhaul it, thats what I would do and it shouldn't cost and arm and a leg.

Look for signs of water ingress (blue deposits or rust) and other broken bits. The commutator and the brushes might be a problem but shouldn't be as the car is so young.

What can happen is a brush can crack and it then scours up all the comutator shorting some of the windings out. The fix is an easy one but needs a lathe and other specialist tools.

Many things can go wrong with them, if you get it looked at they can give you the best service (quite a few places do motor overhauls).

I done mine here : http://www.lotusespritworld.com/EGuides/EM...arterMotor.html

That was my old, now in the bin motor hehe, but you can see it's not a complicated process and shouldn't cost a bomb.


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Was wondering how you were getting along :lol:

Be careful with the starter...mine was 3rd party all singing and all dancing and the thing nearly burned the car down !!

Due to a design flaw it was able to leak water into it and nearly shorted the + terminal out to the chassis !

Also it was whirring away on my flywheel teeth as well because it didn't quite fit - so all around not much good.

With yours the car wouldn't really ahve been used as much, it should be a smooth job to re-furb / overhaul it, thats what I would do and it shouldn't cost and arm and a leg.

Look for signs of water ingress (blue deposits or rust) and other broken bits. The commutator and the brushes might be a problem but shouldn't be as the car is so young.

What can happen is a brush can crack and it then scours up all the comutator shorting some of the windings out. The fix is an easy one but needs a lathe and other specialist tools.

Many things can go wrong with them, if you get it looked at they can give you the best service (quite a few places do motor overhauls).

I done mine here : http://www.lotusespritworld.com/EGuides/EM...arterMotor.html

That was my old, now in the bin motor hehe, but you can see it's not a complicated process and shouldn't cost a bomb.

Hiya Jonathan,

To be honest, I've been soooo busy with work lately. I've not really had much time to sort the car out.

I did locate the main Earth from the engine to the chasis. I gave it a good clean, but to be honest it was in good shape. It was cleaned during the last service.

I'm sending the ECU off tomorrow for a check/repair. Once it's back I'll then change/refurb the starter.

Thanks mate.

John

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Hi all,

Is there any such thing as an uprated starter motor for the V8?

Does anyone know the cost of a standard one?

Thanks,

John

HI,

SJ have the original starter motor for your car:

STARTER MOTOR A918E0198F EACH 230.38

Cheers

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HI,

SJ have the original starter motor for your car:

STARTER MOTOR A918E0198F EACH 230.38

Cheers

Thanks mate,

Had a wee look. I guess that's the route I'll need to go down.

Thanks,

John

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230 QUID !!! (bet thats + vat)

Seriously, have it looked at, probably only needs the comm skimming and new brushes just for a laugh - wont set you back much more than 1hrs labour. You might find PNM or Esprit Engineering will take that on.


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230 QUID !!! (bet thats + vat)

Seriously, have it looked at, probably only needs the comm skimming and new brushes just for a laugh - wont set you back much more than 1hrs labour. You might find PNM or Esprit Engineering will take that on.

Yep, good point......... Dave, you around? :lol: lol.

If so, how much for a full refurb?

John

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