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    SBC Starter UPDATE-gctid816430

    Good news is the starter was the issue and today will be our maiden voyage for 2017.

    Some information so hopefully someone does not go thru what I did.

    An 11 tooth starter is a perfectly safe substitute for a 9 tooth. In fact the 11 is probably better. The more teeth (in general) the more torque. After much research on-line the 11 tooth is considered the "heavy duty" starter and the 9 tooth is the "standard duty". I am 99% sure the 9 tooth was original to the engine so it did last for 19 years.

    I spent countless hours and miles chasing down a 9 tooth starter.

    Cone size, throw of the Bendix, rotation, and of course bolt pattern are the key components for a proper starter.
    Phil, Vicky, Ashleigh & Sydney
    1998 3055 Ciera
    (yes, a 1998)
    Previous boat: 1993 3055
    Dream boat: 70' Azimut or Astondoa 72
    Sea Doo XP
    Sea Doo GTI SE
    Life is short. Boats are cool.
    The family that plays together stays together.
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    Good for you Phil!

    GM starter will just about fit all their engines,

    9 or 11 any staggered mounting bolt pattern would work.

    Get out there, don't miss out on the best weather we're having now.
    Joon, Kathy, Jaden & Tristan
    Uniflite 42 AC, DD 671N
    93 3058 sold
    92 2855 (day boat)
    91 Fourwinns 205 (lake boat)
    Longbranch WA
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