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Old 08-06-2007, 04:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Delco-Remy Starter

Hey all,
The starter in my truck has bit the dust. I've called around checking prices. I currently have the mitsu gear-reduction starter, and to replace that I'm looking at anywhere from $230 - $399. Advance autoparts has a Delco-Remy(AC Delco) starter for $134 with a lifetime warranty. I know you usually get what you pay for, but I'm all for saving money if I can, as long as it'wont cause me too much more work in the end! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] I'm also wondering if I'm breaking the rules of the universe by putting a chevy starter in a Ford! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] Just wondering if anyone has tried this starter and what the general thought of it is.
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Re: Delco-Remy Starter

I have a friend who used to own a parts store and now runs the Advance on the corner, his comments about Advance starters and alternators "they are junk, go buy one elsewhere".
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Re: Delco-Remy Starter

Mitsubishi gear reduction - Check AutoZone, I think I paid 234 (US)for mine but it included a core charge of a 100 which I got back. This was a rebuilt (Duralast) life time warranty. I do believe the Delco is direct drive and may not hold up under the high pressure of the engine. Also I put in 2 new 1000 cca batteries. I think bad batteries contributed to the failure of the first starter (prolonged cranking) because the engine did not turn fast enough to start the engine quickly. Starts in less than three seconds even when dead cold in sub zero weather and left unplugged!

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Re: Delco-Remy Starter

I bought that same Mitsu starter from Autozone, I can hear it turn much faster than the old one [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]

FYI: use new bolts and DO NOT over tighten [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img] I learned the hard way about two months ago.

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Mitsubishi gear reduction - Check AutoZone, I think I paid 234 (US)for mine but it included a core charge of a 100 which I got back. This was a rebuilt (Duralast) life time warranty. I do believe the Delco is direct drive and may not hold up under the high pressure of the engine. Also I put in 2 new 1000 cca batteries. I think bad batteries contributed to the failure of the first starter (prolonged cranking) because the engine did not turn fast enough to start the engine quickly. Starts in less than three seconds even when dead cold in sub zero weather and left unplugged!

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I used an Oriellys rebuilt was about 130.00. Lifetime warranty.had to replace it once three years ago when i blew a head gasket causing a hydro lock.got it replaced no questions asked.
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Re: Delco-Remy Starter

Thanks guys. I pulled my old mitsu starter off and took it with me to advance just to see. The delco starter looked IDENTICAL to my mitsubishi starter...only difference was the little decal that said delco remy vs Mistu (oh, and all of the grease, etc on mine! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img], so I went ahead and picked it up (wth). This starter spins much quicker than the old one (of course, the old one was worn out), so now I'll just see how long it will last! Thanks again!

BTW, If I ever find the engineer that decided where to put that top bolt on the starter mount, I'm going to kick him square in the crotch. What a pain in the #$@! to get to! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img]
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