When I'm out wheeling, especially in rocks, I very often start the engine in gear with the clutch engaged and my foot off the gas and just let the engine idle over obstacles. It makes for very smooth starts especially in low range when heading uphill. But it's hard on starter motors. So I plan to replace my stock starter with a heavy duty one that will take the punishment. All the major 4wd suppliers sell such units.
This is not Sparky's secret weapon. Lots of folks use use this technique. It works especially well with fuel injection because the engine will run at very low RPM (sub 500) and still produce torque. Carbs have trouble at such low RPM because the very low air velocity through the venturi's have trouble drawing fuel.
Shipping to canada
93 US$ starter = 112 CA$
40 core =60
duties on 133 US$ = 25CA$
broker fees UPS = 29CA$
free shipping bonus
for a total of 225CA$ and hope of warranty with more shipping and fees= not friggin worth it. Buying from the US and sending it up to CANADA sucks A$$icles.
only way we make out good is if vendors ship as antique autopart and via USPostalService. then it is only worth it.
Just hit a wrecker and pick and pull spares and rebuild or take it to a rebuild place every metropolis has one ask for more windings and better brushes and HD parts should only cost you to rebuild your about $120 or so.
your best option is to do the canadian tire one and keep the reciept no matter what (laminate it and put it in your wallet) and abuse the crap out of that starter and take it back and get a new one before warranty wears out.
Or do what some do and goto junk yard when the warranty is near running out and pick up one from a wreck and put it on 24volts or 120v and fry the starter and take it to cantire with your receipt and get an new starter and keep the new one for a spare or sell it to a jeep buddy for 1/2 or worth.
seen it done don't laugh they take alomost anything back. just confirm the warranty at the counter when ya querry about the part.
CTC sucks anyhow.
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