Starter Ring Gear Reversal

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neonwall
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Re: Starter Ring Gear Reversal

Post by neonwall » Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:24 am

All good thanks man i sent the original out to get repaired for $150 seemed to be the cheapest option
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ME 109
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Re: Starter Ring Gear Reversal

Post by ME 109 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:30 am

One fiddy's ok for a good job.
$50 bucks for one from Melbourne. Postage would be 50 bucks maybe? I dunno.
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Re: Starter Ring Gear Reversal

Post by Wobbly » Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:30 pm

To me that's what a normal ring gear looks like. Can't flip it over becasue one side is beveled to allow meshing with the bendix.

Another, much easier approach: Dis-assemble, inspect, clean and re-lube the starter motor. On older BMWs the original starter grease solidifies, keeping the starter from turning as freely and operating as it should. If you'll take the time to use some really nice synthetic grease you won't ever need to do this job again. The starter will also spin up faster than it ever has before.

Old grease is a major reason starters go bad too, so you'll also be saving yourself (what ?) $400 ?
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