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Starter - Aftermarket, really marine?

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Asmodeus2112

There are several starters on Amazon and elsewhere that come up when I search for the Mercruiser part number (I have a Black Scorpion 5.7L circa 2001). Do you think these are really marine?

http://www.amazon.com/6792-3660566-3-10465603-10465042-50-863007A1/dp/B0096PYL64/ref=sr_1_2?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1398696673&sr=1-2&keywords=50-863007A1

http://www.amazon.com/Mercruiser-4-3L-Marine-Starter-1998-Up/dp/B002TISG16/ref=sr_1_3?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1398696673&sr=1-3&keywords=50-863007A1

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MalibuTime

Sketchy. If the description does not specifically say marine rated/ marinized I would skip it.

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dezul

I think they are. Order one and see. Once you get it, look up the part number online to verify. Amazon has a great return policy.

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oldjeep

I'd trust the second one. Bought tons of stuff from DB Electrical in the past, they are a quality rebuilder.

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mangoneto

Go to O'reillys and cross reference the one you have.

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oldjeep

Just realize that looking up a part number that is stamped on a starter or alternator tells you nothing. The only difference between a marine starter or alternator is the screens that they put in on the marine versions. On an alternator you can easily see them, starter not so much.


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GlassMaster

Marine version starters must have a spark arrestor, to make them "intrinsically safe", due to being located in a closed environment with possible gas fumes. And the cost for that simple feature is usually significantly higher than regular automotive parts.

I have only needed a new starter once, knock on wood, for an older 1989 model engine. At that time I purchased the OE automotive starter, and besides needing to reuse the gasket spark arrest plate from the original that had failed, it was a perfect fit and identical in every other way. This worked perfectly for me, but I would not recommend using doing this unless you are 100% sure about what you are doing. Accidentally blowing the engine lid off your boat from an open spark may increase your need for an on-board porta-potty, not to mention get someone seriously hurt.

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Bill_AirJunky

Great price on those. I think I paid about $100 to have mine rebuilt by a local shop some time ago.

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SmoothWaterMan

J1711 must be stamped on the starter, alternator, or other electrical part as part of the standard.

http://standards.sae.org/j1171_200406/

If a boat comes in with a non-marine starter or alternator, we can not touch any part of the boat unless we replace said parts with a marine specific part.

Peter.

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Asmodeus2112

J1711 must be stamped on the starter, alternator, or other electrical part as part of the standard.

http://standards.sae.org/j1171_200406/

If a boat comes in with a non-marine starter or alternator, we can not touch any part of the boat unless we replace said parts with a marine specific part.

Peter.

That's great information, thank you.

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built2rev

That is what i used on my boat and has worked great. I also installed one on my buddies but have has been just fine. I mean for that price get two and have a extra..

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Asmodeus2112

I placed an order with DB Electrical. Fingers crossed.

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built2rev

i think you will be just fine..

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Asmodeus2112

Starter arrived today. They shipped quick and starter looks great! I'll put it in the boat tonight.

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oldjeep

Nice. That is one thing I like about DB Electrical, only place I've ever gotten test sheets with rebuilt starters/alternators/winch motors.

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Asmodeus2112

Works well, hope it lasts.

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Asmodeus2112

Nice. That is one thing I like about DB Electrical, only place I've ever gotten test sheets with rebuilt starters/alternators/winch motors.

Actually, this is a new starter.

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Simo

I have never had a problem with anything I got from dbelectric. Prices are great, they ship super fast and they have quality stuff

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WetSider

This is really helpful information - just in case. Thanks~

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