I don't mean to hijack this topic, but, why do so many people have starter failures and feel the need to carry spares.
I had a Perkins
4-108 that was 18 years old when I replaced the engine
, still had the original starter and never had a problem. Present Beta marine
(Kubota) BV2203, now 15 years old and never had a starter problem.
Are your starters burning up due to hard starting engines? Never had to crank an engine
more than a second or two to start it. I always use the preheat on the Beta, even in hot weather
. I did have starting issues with the Perkins
in cold weather
but would pre-heat the block with a small space heater
or use the cold start aid to reduce this problem.
So, how long does it take to crank your engine?