Dec 4th, 03, 01:21 AM
Hello, i have a 350 with the smaller flywheel and i bought this ministarter from my friend espcially for the smaller flywheels but this other friend is telling me that the ministart isnt good for everyday driving and it will burn out or something like that.
Is this true? i plan on driving the car alot and i dont want to waste my time with a ministarter that doesnt hold up.
btw this ministarter is alot lighter than the ones they sell off ebay and the like and way way lighter than the original starter.
Dec 4th, 03, 02:21 AM
I ran one on a daily driver for several years w/o a problem. Like with any part, if its cheap and inferior quality it will fail, if its a decent quality starter it will hold up just fine. There's nothing about it being a "mini starter" that will make it go bad on a daily driver. Cheap"stock" starters will go bad quickly too.
Dec 4th, 03, 05:52 AM
My car is not a daily drive but, has seen a lot of street miles. My mini starter has been great, never a single problem in 6 years. I got it from Tommy Johnson Motorsports and it was not expensive, I highly recommend this starter if you want a mini. I have never heard a bad thing from anyone that has this starter. I have seen some of the cheap ones fail (cheap as in quality not price).
Dec 4th, 03, 12:21 PM
Not to worry!
OEM switched to ministarters some time ago.
The starter off my 96 LT4 Corvette is nearly identical to the one I purchased from GMPP!
Dec 4th, 03, 07:52 PM
Trancebot: Exactly what brand starter do you have? One thing is to make sure you check the clearances and shim it properly. Lots of aftermarket starters will require shims.
Dec 4th, 03, 09:37 PM
the LT4 starter IS the one you can get from GM. it looks just like one of the Powermaster starters they have in Jegs. i have had this starter on my nova for 4 years, and it is essentially my "daily driver" from about mid April to the end of October or so.