starter relay keeps blowing

Re: starter relay keeps blowing

Postby Gipsy on Sun, 14 Jun 2020 12:34 +0000

Yes I get the bored syndrome too, the wheels have fallen off the van so I'm stuck at home watching the 24/7 news cycle :shock:
I understand what you are saying about the cheap imports but as an aircraft engineer I wouldn't use one. The OP wanted a fix and didn't seem to want an expensive one so I chimed in. I think you did agree that the cost of stripping one down was more expensive due to labour costs so I offered the fix that I did.
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Re: starter relay keeps blowing

Postby martynvella on Sun, 14 Jun 2020 2:44 +0000

Yep understand where your coming from, and those starters are only a 5 minute job to change out if they dont last.
Cheap stuff is hard to resist though, human nature. I have been stung buying cheap stuff before, even tell myself not to but things are so cheap.
I had a new alternator fail on my last bush trip that was only 10k old and it was a reputable brand. Just bad luck. Only fitted it cause I thought 200k was a fair sort of crack out of the original one.
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Re: starter relay keeps blowing

Postby Gipsy on Mon, 15 Jun 2020 7:00 +0000

They just don't make stuff like they used to :shock: we have certainly become a consumer society where nothing is worth fixing anymore. Just use it and Chuck it seems the go these days.
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Re: starter relay keeps blowing

Postby jomo on Fri, 26 Jun 2020 7:28 +0000

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.

Cheers, Joe.
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Re: starter relay keeps blowing

Postby Gipsy on Fri, 26 Jun 2020 8:51 +0000

Good to hear you are mobile again Jomo. The old one is worth hanging on to and maybe get it overhauled later.
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