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Technical stuff => Electrical => Topic started by: Iain on April 05, 2022, 08:23:08 AM

Title: Starter Motor
Post by: Iain on April 05, 2022, 08:23:08 AM
Hi,  Looking to replace my starter motor,  would there be an advantage to go down the high torque route:
our would I be just as well going down the (cheaper) standard refurb route (Betaboyz)?

Car is a 1981 2ltr carb, stock engine


Title: Re: Starter Motor
Post by: peteracs on April 05, 2022, 08:33:29 AM

Personally, if staying with a stock setup, I would go the lower cost route, not sure the high torque would get you much of a benefit for the extra money.


Title: Re: Starter Motor
Post by: mangocrazy on April 05, 2022, 09:40:00 AM
I'd agree with Peter that a standard starter motor should be more than sufficient to turn a stock motor over. There is a slight benefit with the uprated unit as it manages to use less current draw than the standard unit while spinning the engine over faster (due to the reduction gear). It might be advantageous in a situation where the battery is marginal on cranking power, but if that is the case then it's clearly an issue that needs fixing anyway. The uprated unit is also about half the weight of a standard starter motor and is more compact, but in the grand scheme of things that is immaterial.

Be aware that the quality of remanufactured and refurbished starter motors can be variable. If you're getting one from Mark it should be fine.

Title: Re: Starter Motor
Post by: JohnFol on April 05, 2022, 09:40:54 AM
I had mine refurbished (about 90) but I have a new WOSP sitting waiting to be fitted. The motivation was being it would be more reliable and I'll never need to replace it. There is a weight saving but in the big scheme of things.....

Title: Re: Starter Motor
Post by: Iain on April 05, 2022, 05:22:47 PM
Excellent, thanks everyone for the responses.  I think I'll just stick with the original.


Title: Re: Starter Motor
Post by: WestonE on April 05, 2022, 08:25:56 PM
The WOSPs reduction gear units are excellent and a never worry about it again move. OE Refurbishment quality can be very poor as stated. Also remember a simple relay can protect your fragile ignition switch (they all are) and improve starting as well.

If you are even thinking of tuning the car get a reduction gear unit.


Title: Re: Starter Motor
Post by: JohnFol on June 28, 2022, 02:13:27 PM
This is the difference between OE and WOSP.
As you can see my OE has been refurbished, but it still fails to kick into life once warm. Problem gone with replacement