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Starter restoration - Merc 300 1 year 5 months ago #131963

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Next step in my rebuild is working on my starter.
I tore it down, cleaned it up, replaced a brush and now in the process of putting it back together.
The question is, what parts do I grease? Do i grease both the upper and lower places where the starter axle spins on the housing?
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Starter restoration - Merc 300 1 year 5 months ago #131964

grease the 2 end cap bearings. only. that is what I do.

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Starter restoration - Merc 300 1 year 5 months ago #131982

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Thanks Dave.
So just so I'm clear, there is no ground required between the axle and the top or bottom housing correct.

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Starter restoration - Merc 300 1 year 5 months ago #131987

Correct

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Starter restoration - Merc 300 1 year 5 months ago #132001

Although the (2) brush starter for the 300-4 'should' do the trick,...I have been disappointed with the results after a local rebuild shop's efforts.
I have found that use of a (4) brush starter works a LOT better.
The one I use is a wee bit longer, and requires a solenoid placement change, but Holey Moley,...You won't believe the difference.
I "THINK" that I typically use a '61 800FGS starter in this case,...But i just can't remember.
Probably something Charlie S suggested back in the day, and ECK rejected, but an awesome upgrade IMHO.
Especially better if your 40ci doesn't have a stator.
ANYWAY,...If you are interested in this retro-fit,...I will contact one of the guys that I did this for and confirm just exactly what I used.
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Starter restoration - Merc 300 1 year 5 months ago #132047

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Thanks Dr. I'll see how things turn out with this one and if I have issues I'll look into your suggestion in more detail

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