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Old 24 September 2013, 09:55   #1
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02 Evinrude Starter motor refurb or renew?

My starter has been playing up making strange noises so I've recently renewed the bendix drive at 200 as it wasn't returning properly, then stripped the starter motor to check brushes, which don't look to bad, but then I noticed the armature shaft was very loose in the lower bush bearing, with at least 1.5mm freeplay, so the strange noise was the armature body contacting the outer case magnets.
I was hoping my local lecky engineers could replace the bush but they can't, so I'm not sure now whether to buy new UK 220+vat or 90 delivered + duties from the USA. The parts alone this side of the pond nearly equal a new unit from the US.

So if anyone has a spare 2002 150 hp starter laying around there looking to sell please let me know.

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Old 24 September 2013, 11:46   #2
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Both about 100 delivered. Any good?

NEW STARTER EVINRUDE OMC JOHNSON V4 & V6 FICHT ENGINE | eBay

STARTER EVINRUDE 150 150HP FICHT E150L INTRUDER E150F 2.6L 1997-2006 MARINE NEW | eBay

Or form the UK:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/N5741-John...item4162ee1793
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Thanks for finding those Andy, I'm tempted on that UK one, but since posting this threat I've spoken to Mike at South Coast, and he's sending a new lower bush unit for 60 quid. so hopfully be sorted by end of the week,Thanks again for looking though.
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I don't normally replace components these days, experience over the years seems to indicate that when an assembly has a failure, then the other components aren't far off failure either, wishing you good luck though.
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Yes I know what your saying there Andy, but the lecky engineer who usually fixes car and lorry starters seem to think the rest of the motor was ok, but he seemed to have trouble locating the US imperial bush diameter, so hopfully the replacement lower bush bearing i've order'd will do the job.

I was in a hurry to get this fixed as I wanted to go cruising with Bern H, but seeing as I was kindly invited to join his crew, an offer I could not mis, so we set off into the mist for a Skomer round trip, and what a fantastic cruise it was.
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Well after waiting 7 Days for delivery it turns out their having difficuly locating the lower bearing case at the suppliers in Belgium who ever they are, so I've order'd a new unit from one of the links above, so thanks for your help and finding those links HT.
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thanks for your help and finding those links HT.
It's my pleasure, hope it all works out
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It's my pleasure, hope it all works out
Yes hopfully, I say hopfully because I sent a message to the UK ebayer to confirm compatability and he said,
"Hi. our supplier doesnt list this starter for the 2002 model although several sites in the US show it to be the one. If you could compare the measurements and picture in the item details with your old starter, however If you find this motor is not compatible please return for full refund."
So I checked all the measurments and they match, it rotates the same way CW, and it looks exactly the same casing, so fingers crossed.
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Conclusion;
Is it worth refurbing a starter, NO! unless your guaranteed you get all parts needed, and all other components are in good working order.
So is it worth buying one of the ebray starters, Yes! there exactly the same as the br ones at less than half the price.
Ease of fitting, Easy. It took me less that 20 min. the earth should be connected last BTW as it restricts access to one of the starter fastening bolts.
So I'm pleased to report that all works well now, first turn and every other turn she started with ease, so thanks again for finding that link HT, saved me a few bob there.

Time to get the chart out me thinks
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