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Old March 14th, 2017, 12:53   #1
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Default About to pick up a reman starter (Remy) at partssource, are there better options?

Was sold a gas starter on a Facebook partswap, told it was a TDI starter. Stupid me didn't cross reference the part number.c

Called partssource and they have the remanufactured remy, 2kw manual tranny TDI starter in stock.

Visually the Remy's look good but I have no idea about the performance. It's $230 bucks plus tax. I need the starter asap so I can't wait for anything to come in.

Let me know what you think! Thanks!
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Old March 14th, 2017, 15:21   #2
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Find someone with a jobber account at Autocamping. They sell new Bosch units for a fraction of the cost elsewhere. Roseland would be a good place to start, he has an account at Autocamping and is prepared to resell (I have an account, but will not resell parts).

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Old March 14th, 2017, 18:04   #3
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Take your own starter to a rebuilder. They can rebuild it in a few hours for around $100
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Old March 15th, 2017, 05:38   #4
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I was thinking the same - I have a spare ALH starter (still works, but needs a new bushing) if you need a core.
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Old March 16th, 2017, 07:25   #5
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The Part Source starter will be fine.
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Old March 19th, 2017, 01:16   #6
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There is a place that sells Chinese starters, starts with an F, mine was 135 taxes in. I'll try and recall it tomorrow.
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Old March 19th, 2017, 01:21   #7
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Frisco is the one I was thinking of.
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Old March 21st, 2017, 07:45   #8
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Dont waste your time with cheap rebuilds.

My own personal experience with them has been less than stellar, and each time the troubles showed up in the cold of winter, when the car was needed most. This was on my Wife's car. Two friends cars were the same result(cheap rebuilds)and a VW shop with plenty of volume had clued me in, they'll not use anything but Bosch now.

I bought a Bosch and never looked back.

YMMV and good luck!
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Old March 21st, 2017, 10:41   #9
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It's all the the bushing. If there is too much play, the starter will fail in really cold temperatures.
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Old April 3rd, 2017, 18:08   #10
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if you want a rebuilt..try Ararat on Midwest in Scarboro..if they do not have one on the shelf, they'll rebuild yours, 1 year warranty and good prices....good honest people.cash N' Carry..

Also there is a guy with a shipping container store front on Rexdale..he buys used cars and strips them..so far I bought 120amp alternator(clutched bully) for 80, heater blower for 25, 2x rear brake calibers 30 each, all in excellent condition...cash and carry forget the core, you can keep it. if you want his contact let me know..

Parts Source and CTC, I stay away from them both, for key components like starter and alternators..not knowledgeable staff...poorly paid and good customer service is not a priority...even for a battery, I go to Costco, no questions asked..return desk know just tells to go pick up another.

I bought a half shaft from CTC for my 04/ the one they gave me looked slightly different 2 much tread...after I installed it, it must've stretched and inner cv joint must have separated, caused the boot to twist and rip, ended getting a replacement from the US for around 50 and no core...

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