I am replacing the starter on my Yanmar
4JH2-HTE (1997). The boat is laid up in another country so I can't get the serial
number or look at the starter. I want to purchase
one here and take it with me when I head
down. There are two types of starter available, one has a nose cone, and the other has a completely exposed drive gear
. They both appear to have the same mounting footprint and bolt hole orientation. Does anyone know for certain if these are interchangeable? Several aftermarket parts
suppliers state the nose cone unit replaces the other but I would be more comfortable hearing it from someone who has actually had the experience. Thanks.