4107 appears to have problems starting. The starter motor
seems to be more sluggish than it should.
It was not turning over the engine
enough to start - so I pulled the battery
and headed down to the battery
shop. They said "Its at about 60%, but should be heaps to start your Perkins". But, it wasnt. So I bought a fully fresh one.
Well, the brand spanking new battery will start the engine
, but only when fully charged, and the engine has to start within the first few seconds, or else the cranking speed diminishes rapidly.
So, shecked my wiring
. Pulled all the wiring
from battery to starter and checked. Some was badly corroded, Reran all the heavy duty cables
with fresh ones, and shortened the cable run by 2/3 at the same time. Mild improvement only!
So what next - is the problem within the starter motor
itself? Do these pack it in with sluggish and short cranking duration? What is the fix?