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Author Topic: GMPD4106 Starting Problems  (Read 1732 times)
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« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2016, 01:19:18 PM »

You'd think that wouldn't be so hard to have a left hand version. What about other suppliers beside the OEM starter manufacturer?
Or are older DETROITS designed in such a way that only certain starters will work?
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« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2016, 01:28:59 PM »

I haven't found anyone that makes the reduction starter for the left handed Detroit Diesel there is not a need for one about the only people with a left hand engine is the GM crowd,so the market wouldn't be good for manufactures.It would be nice for the GM people though because the starter on a 8v71 in a GM bus is a bitch to change  
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« Reply #17 on: August 31, 2016, 03:54:50 PM »

  NEGATIVE CLIFFORD,,If Mikey can do it multiple times anyone can.>>>Dan
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« Reply #18 on: August 31, 2016, 07:19:53 PM »

  NEGATIVE CLIFFORD,,If Mikey can do it multiple times anyone can.>>>Dan


Yea but Mikey is so thin he can get between the engine and bulk head too 
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« Reply #19 on: August 31, 2016, 07:26:47 PM »

As I was removing the starter I noticed that the bottom nut was VERY loose.Wonder if that contributed to the problem.

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« Reply #20 on: September 01, 2016, 02:10:34 AM »

  It can't help.>>>Dan
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« Reply #21 on: September 01, 2016, 04:50:58 AM »

An 8v-71 doesn't need a gear reduction starter. Since they will normally start with 1/4 turn of the engine, just get a proper rebuild or new replacement. Could be up to 50 years old with thousands of starts.
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« Reply #22 on: September 01, 2016, 07:34:58 AM »

An 8v-71 doesn't need a gear reduction starter. Since they will normally start with 1/4 turn of the engine, just get a proper rebuild or new replacement. Could be up to 50 years old with thousands of starts.


Cat,Detroit or Cummins don't need a reduction starter either but they are a nice choice over a heavy direct drive starter and you can buy one new cheaper that you can have a 42 rebuilt   
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« Reply #23 on: September 01, 2016, 05:23:09 PM »

I have replaced my starter twice and both times my rebuilds had the starter on his shelf.   8V71 on a 4106.   20 miles south of Lansing, Mi.
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