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I'm looking for some options on a replacement starter motor for my 88 3.2. Thinking this would be a straight forward replacement, it was back in 99 when I did my last starter motor replacement. So I have spoken to my Indi today and was surprised that Bosch (sensible replacement) are no longer available for purchase or exchange, Lucas starter motor is available, but not recommended by Indi as previous experience of issues and longevity concerns. So at present I'm left with a Porsche item (which is not an exchange) they now only offer out right purchase for £971 + VAT. £1150 for a starter motor - that is a little steep to say the least.

Does anyone have any suggestions on new or replacement alternatives or a refresh on the current faulty item to save a few quid? Thanks in advance.

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59 minutes ago, Barty said:

I'm looking for some options on a replacement starter motor for my 88 3.2. Thinking this would be a straight forward replacement, it was back in 99 when I did my last starter motor replacement. So I have spoken to my Indi today and was surprised that Bosch (sensible replacement) are no longer available for purchase or exchange, Lucas starter motor is available, but not recommended by Indi as previous experience of issues and longevity concerns. So at present I'm left with a Porsche item (which is not an exchange) they now only offer out right purchase for £971 + VAT. £1150 for a starter motor - that is a little steep to say the least.

Does anyone have any suggestions on new or replacement alternatives or a refresh on the current faulty item to save a few quid? Thanks in advance.

Found this thread on the forum.  Not sure if the options referred to are still available?

 

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There are a few options available. Matt at Type911 does recon ones

https://type911shop.co.uk/epages/de867ca1-377e-432e-84fd-bdccf2206766.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/de867ca1-377e-432e-84fd-bdccf2206766/Products/943

I believe WOSP do them.

Why do you need a new one?

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As Phil says, why a new one.  The old one could be repaired /refurbished for a reasonable sum, especially if you can do it your self.  Plenty of info on here from people that have repaired their own.  For refurb I believe that Ray Northwayuses these people and I’ve used them once https://www.burghfieldstarterandalternatorcentre.co.uk/

Also check Brise for lovely light starters

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11 hours ago, jehatwhitland said:

Found this thread on the forum.  Not sure if the options referred to are still available?

 

Thanks will take look at the options on this product.

4 hours ago, Phill said:

There are a few options available. Matt at Type911 does recon ones

https://type911shop.co.uk/epages/de867ca1-377e-432e-84fd-bdccf2206766.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/de867ca1-377e-432e-84fd-bdccf2206766/Products/943

I believe WOSP do them.

Why do you need a new one?

The car has not been used that regularly for many years and the starter only turns the engine 1 in 3 tries. I do remember cleaning the shaft to free off all the crud on my old Fords years ago. Maybe an option and was not aware they were repairable.

16 minutes ago, Ian Comerford said:

As Phil says, why a new one.  The old one could be repaired /refurbished for a reasonable sum, especially if you can do it your self.  Plenty of info on here from people that have repaired their own.  For refurb I believe that Ray Northwayuses these people and I’ve used them once https://www.burghfieldstarterandalternatorcentre.co.uk/

Also check Brise for lovely light starters

That is great and would prefer to keep the original but in refurbed (and working) condition, will look at this over a new unit. 

Thanks for all your help and suggestions on this, options abound!

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I got a lightweight one last year from Stuttgart Classica. Paid £225 + VAT I think. Epicyclic gear reduction and the motor spins faster and starts quicker than ever before.

Jason.

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If it's working intermittently is likely to be the solenoid, not the starter itself. That is a £25 part.

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Thanks guy's I have spoken to Kevin at https://www.burghfieldstarterandalternatorcentre.co.uk/ called back within the hour of leaving message and advised its a 24 hour turnaround 48 hours if they need to order a part and can drop off and get my part fixed and reconditioned. Sounds a great service, cost will be dependant on what is needed, hopefully just the solenoid. Will keep you posted in coming week's / month as to outcome - delay in fix as having garage improvements done and tools are elsewhere.

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I've also used Burghfield Starters and Alternators in the past and they were superb.  Dropped the starter motor off one day, picked it up the next morning, looked like new.  Got given a little plastic bag with the old bits in, too!

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On 27/06/2020 at 13:33, GimmeShelter said:

I've also used Burghfield Starters and Alternators in the past and they were superb.  Dropped the starter motor off one day, picked it up the next morning, looked like new.  Got given a little plastic bag with the old bits in, too!

That is fantastic to read, and I could tell on speaking to the guy he was on the Ball (I wasn't) I left my mobile with one number short and he went through 6 wrong calls before he got my number correctly though a process of elimination. First impressions count - I think he's great - He thinks - Got a right one here!

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Did you have a happy ending?

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Not yet, I have packed my garage up tools are 3 miles away, so will be late August before its finished and tools can be put to use. Will let you know once complete, the intermittent starter is actually improving so maybe insufficient use is the cause? Got to be used!

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