martynvella wrote:Being an aviation engineer, would you consider using such a cheap starter on anything that goes to remote places?
The Hilux is 2 wheel drive and I only use it for driving around the Cairns suburbs and highways - I don't take it to remote places.
I bought a new starter motor on ebay for $114. The only downside is it took 10 days to be shipped to Cairns.
Now the Hilux starts every time. If this "cheapy" starter motor fails in a couple of years, I will just purchase another.
Thank you very much to everyone who posted comments.