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    When to change OEM starter ?

    I have heard very very little about the OEM starters failing on GPR's, XLT's. Is there any reason to change one while the motor is out ?


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    Nope.

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    while we are on the topic does anybody rebuild them

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhoad View Post
    while we are on the topic does anybody rebuild them
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    how do those poxy coiled springs things go back in brushes

    starter was in box all in bits when i bought jump

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    No reason at all to replace it. One of mine has over 300 hours on it.

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    The best thing you can do for your starter is never let it run more than 5 seconds. If it still doesn't start wait like 15 seconds then try again. After 3 or 4 tries wait a couple of minutes at the least to let it cool down. This it something MANY people neglect to think about!!! The worst thing that makes the starter go bad is heat due to prolonged start sequences. Treat it well and it will treat you well and last a long time!!!!!

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    While the motor is out...do remove the starter by carefully wiggling side to side w/ screwdriver on each side...do not apply to much pressure...clean inside housing and coat o-ring and shaft w/ some grease...if u do not remove it now... good luck changing it ever in the ski...trust me from experience...they get tough to remove even out of the ski...been there done that...

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    i know mine was replaced at one point i dont know when or why but the previous owner gave me the paper work from when riva replaced it.


    im sure any auto place that rebuilds starters could rebuild it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jump On It View Post
    While the motor is out...do remove the starter by carefully wiggling side to side w/ screwdriver on each side...do not apply to much pressure...clean inside housing and coat o-ring and shaft w/ some grease...if u do not remove it now... good luck changing it ever in the ski...trust me from experience...they get tough to remove even out of the ski...been there done that...
    What are you talking about? The starter can easily be removed with a ratchet and extension. I've done it several times with the whole engine in the ski.

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    Talking about corrosion inside cases...a big for sure in salt water.

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