First thing to check is that the starter is compatible - does the new engine have the modified ring gear for a pre-engaged starter, or is it the old inertia type. The two different types usually work for a while then chew up the cogs. If the solenoid is clicking but not doing anything, try flicking the switch rapidly to see if it is just sticky - my white Elf is like that, and requires 6 or 7 key flicks before it will crank.
Post by Little Nev-Payne on Nov 16, 2009 12:36:32 GMT
Right then Sounds like I should invest in a solenoid as it may end up chewing on cogs. It had the old type in there (was a metro job) think a trip to minehead motor factors may be required! Yeah there is one sad puppy in the boot. well he has been sat around for 3 weeks!
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If it helps, I have a veritable pile of working starters of both flavours in the shed. As a rule of thumb, if you have a Verto clutch, it needs a pre-engaged starter (the type with the built in solenoid).