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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-08-2005, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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Bosch L-Jet Spider Starter R&R

Hi Group:

Any way the starter on my '87 Spider will come out without my pulling the intake plenum? Maybe I can pull the distributor and slide it past there? (BTW, this is the small, reduction-gear starter) An easy 20 minute job on my '74 looks pretty bad on my '87, so any time-savers would be appreciated. TIA.


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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-10-2005, 05:52 PM
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Starter Removal

Hello Dean:

Look's like no one on the BB has ever had to deal with pulling a starter and although I haven't either, here's a bit of information from PO records and my manual: In 3/96 the starter ($280) on my '87 QV was r&r with a one (1) hour labor charge. The only reference to starter removal comes from the Engine Overhaul Manual and is the first step in pulling the engine w/o the xmission. "Remove 3 bolts, slide starter out the front, remove shim". Maybe the writer feels if you're competent enough to get the starter disconnected, "sliding it out" is the easy part. Hey, what's the worse thing that can happen?

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-12-2005, 09:50 AM Thread Starter
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Hi Steve:

Considering all that's in the way, in terms of the Bosch fuel injection, I'm sure the starter R&R isn't quite so simple (although it is that simple on my Spica Spider), but I've heard from others on the Alfa Digest that the job isn't quite the terror I expected. I've also got to replace a leaky slave cylinder, and will likely be able to kill both jobs at once, from underneath the car.

I'll bet more than a few guys in the BB have done the starter job before, but I negelected to put "starter" in the title of my post, which I've just fixed. Thanks for your reply.


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Changing the title after thread creation doesn't do much. I don't know how to alter it after the fact.
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