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Anything special or exotic about 6.9 starter?

Started by raueda1, 11 February 2023, 10:44 AM

raueda1

I think not.  So, a good local shop doing old cars ought to be able to rebuild it, no problem.  Right? I'm thinking clean, lube, new solenoid, brushes, whatever else they do.  I've got several that I'd like to refurbish including the one in the car per an earlier thread. Just doing a reality check.  Thanks and cheers,
-Dave
Now:  1976 6.9 Euro, 2015 GL550
Before that:  1966 230S, 1964 220SE coupe, 1977 Carrera 3.0

daantjie

I would think any halfway decent auto electrical outfit can refurb them.  There is no special pixie dust at play here.
Daniel
1977 450 SEL 6.9 - Astralsilber

andrewk

Quote from: raueda1 on 11 February 2023, 10:44 AMI think not.  So, a good local shop doing old cars ought to be able to rebuild it, no problem.  Right? I'm thinking clean, lube, new solenoid, brushes, whatever else they do.  I've got several that I'd like to refurbish including the one in the car per an earlier thread. Just doing a reality check.  Thanks and cheers,

I am about to dismantle one that I bought as a core - just waiting on the special socket to undo the Carbon brushes and remainder of the housing (12 mm x 2 mm flat blade socket adapter) as it is very difficult to undo with a large screwdriver.

According to a friend who is an auto electrician, it should be trivial to rebuild as long as the parts are available- although it is considerably larger than many other starters. He said there are several companies who supply high quality parts for Bosch starters of all designs.
1979 450 SEL 6.9 (#5532) - silbergr√ľn metallic