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Post by peter freeman » Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:09 pm

Mine packed up yesterday - I cannot say I was heart broken as it had lasted 26years and over 300,000 miles and a new motor came with the car. So nice and sunny today and warmer than the forecast so out I went tools in hand. Bottom bolt came out no problem but I could not get the socket on the top bolt and as it is out of sight I had to "eventually" get my endoscope out to see what was going on. The socket was going on the bolt but unlike the bottom bolt which is 17mm the top one is 13mm - typical. Still the motor is smaller than the earlier cars so easier to replace - car back to normal now and I will take the duff motor apart to fix it "sometime" but not soon. Remember folks the top bolt is 13mm and the bottom one 17mm - on my car anyway.



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Post by DARK STAR » Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:09 pm

Very useful tip Peter, thanks.
Do you know if it applies to the 2,8 engine as well?


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Post by peter freeman » Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:26 pm

No idea but its possible - trouble is you do the top bolt with feel as you cannot see it - if the 2.8 uses the same motor as the 2.9 which seems likely I think its more than possible. The fact that the motor is much smaller than the Essex one helps as well as you can get a socket and extension in easier. This is the new one which came with the car spares.
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Post by peter freeman » Tue May 03, 2016 2:35 pm

OK took the old motor apart today and the brushes are worn out but the rest of the motor looks ok ( when I have cleaned it ) Trouble is there are no part numbers on the motor but given that the new one was a Bosch I have to guess that the old one is as well but I have been unable to find a brush block that looks the same on the web. Anyone have a contact who I can send the photo to who might be able to recognise it and supply a replacement. Old engineering works seem to be thin on the ground.
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Post by philhoward » Tue May 03, 2016 2:52 pm

Aren't the individual brushes themselves replaceable, or are they fixed into that block so you need to replace the whole thing?


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Re: Starter motor

Post by peter freeman » Tue May 03, 2016 2:56 pm

The way the brushes are fixed into the block it looks like a complete block change.



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