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Old April 17th, 2013, 10:40 AM
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I need starter for my 2.25 Lightweight Series 3 1977, spoke with the UK and a recon OEM starter is around 260 UK pounds plus shipping.
I do not want repro crap so looking at British Starters or Mean Green.
Any pros and cons from anyone actaully using them ?
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Old April 17th, 2013, 10:49 AM
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How bad is your current unit? I've had good luck with having starters and generators rebuilt... IF you can find a good local shop that can still do it.
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Old April 17th, 2013, 11:23 AM
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I took off the starter to put on another Rover I sold recently.
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Old April 17th, 2013, 01:55 PM
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I've only used the V8 version from British Starters. No issues.
Post on Guns and Rovers. Odds are very high someone has a good one they'll sell.
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Old April 17th, 2013, 03:25 PM
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I need starter for my 2.25 Lightweight Series 3 1977, spoke with the UK and a recon OEM starter is around 260 UK pounds plus shipping.
I do not want repro crap so looking at British Starters or Mean Green.
Any pros and cons from anyone actaully using them ?
We probably have some good used ones around.
Last one we sold went for $100 + shipping.
I can check for one of you have interest.
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Old April 18th, 2013, 07:57 AM
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I have one from British Starters in my series. I was very happy until it got below freezing and would no longer start, but it's possible I have a problem external to the starter. Words fine as long as it's a bit warmer.
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Old April 18th, 2013, 11:28 AM
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Any starter should be able to turn over a 7:1 or 8:1 2.25 petrol motor.
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Old April 18th, 2013, 11:40 AM
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I have one from British Starters in my series. I was very happy until it got below freezing and would no longer start, but it's possible I have a problem external to the starter. Words fine as long as it's a bit warmer.
Thanks for the info I have noticed in my Series Rovers the starters seem to vary in turning speed.
The 2A LWB wagon spins very quickly but the 2A SWB spins much slower.
As mentioned in another thread I had one which always turned like the battery was low.
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Old April 18th, 2013, 11:42 AM
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Probably a bad ground if it is doing that. The mesh type ground wire is prone to corrosion.
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Old April 18th, 2013, 11:48 AM
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No I replaced everything from battery, cables, solenoid, cleaned the ground added an extra earth to no avail still the low battery / sluggish turning.
Took the starter off the Lightweight and fitted it to the S3 and it turned fine.
Hence the need for a starter for the Lightweight
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Old April 18th, 2013, 12:04 PM
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In my case it wouldn't even click when cold so I think the solenoid is suspect. But I'll check the grounds. I bought a rebuilt kit which is damn near everything but the housing so will likely do nothing till next winter and then freeze my ass off rebuilding/replacing it, or just hand crank it like I did this year
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