Bringing up this old topic.
I bought a replacement starter from ebay for my Yanmar
YSE8G. It has slightly smaller body than original, but fits goods and starts engine
fine. After running the engine
for half an hour I found oil
dripping from the starter body, from the back of starter where brushes
are. Old starter was replaced because the brushes
were worn. Now I remember that the brushes of an old starter were also soaked in oil
and covered with brush-dust oil mix. But it didnt drip oil into bridge. Should the oil really get there? Maybe the new starter is not to meant to be installed to engines where oil can get into starter? Iím confused. Found no info from internet
if oil should be there or not...