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help understanding 12 tooth vs 13 tooth starter for 01 7.3
I'm looking at replacing the starter on my truck - its cranking slow
(side note im also going to do this when im replacing my glow plugs since i have 2 bad glow plugs)
I see plenty of high torque starters stating they will work with my truck ..... which is a 2001 ford f350 7.3
these high torque starters are 4.0kw and all 13 teeth design
from my understanding the stock starter is a 12 tooth design
has anyone replaced their 12 tooth starter with a 13 tooth high torque starter?
is the extra tooth there for the extra cranking to get that 4.0kw?
i know from talking to other people that the high quality starters from say mean green which cost $350-400 are the best quality ... which you get what you pay for but im on a super budget right now (jsut graduated college and have a bunch of bills) and i found some "value" high torque starters that are the 13 teeth design that cost $150-180
This is truly an area where you get what you pay for. The best starter out there, in my opinion, is the DENSO 228000-8420. They are hard to find - a lot of Chinese knock-offs. Those will spin the engine fast, but won't last as long as a genuine Denso. The Visteon starter is adequate - the Mitsubishi is subpar. You can tell which one you have - the Visteon is a two bolt starter, the Mitsubishi has three. The 01's came with both.
Another option is the PowerMaster 9051 - made in the USA and several guys here that have tried it really like it. You might PM Flounder_Pounder and see how its going with him - he put one on last year.
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