I hope to get some guidance on a starter issue I am having. My Perkins
Prima M50 starter died, and when seeing the price
on an OEM, $700 on up, I made the decision to go to a local alternator
& starter shop. Before you pounce too hard, I know the local repair guys use this shop, as well as, the DIY'ers, so obviously, marine
is in their vocabulary, and experience. They did not rebuild
my unit, they made a "new to me" one.
While I saved significantly, I have also had the problem of the starter seeming to spin out, and on closer inspection
, I am questioning if I am getting the correct throw for engagement? The leading edge of the flywheel is showing wear, and full contact measures 2" while the throw on the unit is 1.25".
As I write this, I am thinking that "unfortunately" I have never had a starter problem with cars I have owned, and a Prima M50 seems as though it is a pretty exotic engine
for my experience.
I would really appreciate thoughts, insights and opinions.