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Old March 11th, 2014, 07:56 PM
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Starter for 2.5 petrol

Thought I'd ask over here, my Series has a 2.5 liter petrol transplant in it, but the starter crapped out. Anyone know where I can source a gear reduction starter, or a reasonably priced original starter for the petrol? I can find quite a few listings for a diesel version, but am having a few issues finding the petrol version, and the old one is beyond repair.
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Old March 11th, 2014, 08:01 PM
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When I need a 2.5 n/a diesel starter the best price I found was at Rovah Farm. There were deals overseas but I couldn't wait on the shipping. Hope this helps http://rovahfarm.com/
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Old March 11th, 2014, 08:06 PM
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I've inquired with Trevor already, he only has the diesel version, I need the one for a Petrol engine. I'd really like to avoid ordering overseas for this as they are freeking heavy, I'll pay more for the shipping than I would for the starter.
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Old March 11th, 2014, 08:06 PM
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You could replace the flywheel housing with a 2.25 5 main unit, swap the ring gear with a series one, and use the IIA or Series III starter. I've done this a few times.

Another option would be to swap the flywheel housing and flywheel with ones from the 2.5 N/A diesel.
Then you could use the 2.5 N/A diesel, 200TDI or 300TDI starter.

The teeth are finer on the 2.5 petrol ring gear and starter making it unique and odd ball in USA.
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Old March 11th, 2014, 08:08 PM
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You could replace the flywheel housing with a 2.25 5 main unit, swap the ring gear with a series one, and use the IIA or Series III starter. I've done this a few times.

Another option would be to swap the flywheel housing and flywheel with ones from the 2.5 N/A diesel.
Then you could use the 2.5 N/A diesel, 200TDI or 300TDI starter.

The teeth are finer on the 2.5 petrol ring gear and starter making it unique and odd ball in USA.
Hmmm...I've been finding that out. I'll keep this option in mind, but I'm getting ready to move, I'd rather not pull the engine if I can help it, I will if I have to, but I'd have to wait until we're finished moving, and I'll have to start the truck with the crank to bring it to the new house.
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Old March 11th, 2014, 08:16 PM
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I'll have to start the truck with the crank to bring it to the new house.
Put your thumb flat next to your pointer finger and then grab the handle.
DO NOT wrap your thumb around the handle as you can break or dislocate it if the engine sputters.
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Old March 11th, 2014, 08:27 PM
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Put your thumb flat next to your pointer finger and then grab the handle.
DO NOT wrap your thumb around the handle as you can break or dislocate it if the engine sputters.
Thanks Robert, I've started it this way a few times before, not hard to do, and found out the hard way about the thumb on my first try. I appreciate the reminder though!
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BUMP! Still looking for that starter.
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LAND-ROVER...item5405b84500
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Have you tried on guns and rovers? There's a bunch of guys in your area that are running the same setup.....
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Old March 23rd, 2014, 09:34 PM
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I guess I should have updated this thread, but it completely slipped my mind.
Yes I tried G&R, I actually have a whole thread over there about my trials and tribulations of the starter. Since I posted over here, I actually managed to source a very nice new starter, this one from the seller rareelectrical on ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/370695000095...84.m1423.l2649

It actually works very well, I've never heard my truck's engine turn over so fast since I owned it, the service I received from the seller was second to none, they went out of their way to make sure that the starter I received was the right one for my truck, and gave me full communication throughout the purchase and the wait time until delivery. If any of you need a starter, I recommend them.
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