Re: Starter motor for RaRo V8 vs SD1 V8
David French <firstname.lastname@example.org> uttered summat worrerz
> I have a problem with the starter in the 101.
> I replaced the starter motor recently and now it doesn't always
> engage. It's a pre-engage type, with the solenoid engaging the
> pinion. Except it doesn't always engage the pinion, even though the
> motor itself turns over each time.
> I've checked the exciter feed, the earthing, etc. The only pattern I
> can see is that the starter motor works fine on the workbench, but it
> doesn't when it's screwed in to the engine. The electrics all check
> out OK (in that if I by-pass all the vehicle's electrics and jump the
> starter directly off a starter pack, the same problem persists.)
> The starter motor is for a Range Rover V8, but the engine is a Rover
> SD1 V8 (high compression). I was warned that they might not be the
> same starter, but I assumed it would either work or not at all.
> Can anybody confirm if the RaRo V8 starter is the same as the Rover
> SD1 V8 starter? If it's the same, any other suggestions?
My 101 has a off the shelf replacement starter ala Rangie on at the mo. To
look at the SD1 starters appear visibly the same as the one I pulled off the
101 in the first place. The replacement one I got was about a third the size
of the origional. I have a couple of SD1 startes in the the garage if theres
owt specific you need to know and also a Fly wheel on a SD1 lump all be it
auto which I can look at and make measurements off. Again let me know
specificallt what if anything you need and I'll get out my measure.