This article was in July's edition of Diesel Magazine and analysing every starter failure we come across as the authorized warranty agent for Delco Remy and Prestolite, this really rings home; more often than not the starter is not the root cause of the starter failure, merely swapping a new one in without diagnosing the true cause of the problem will result in a premature failure.
Also would just like to point out, the 39MT at 7.8KW that Diesel have used in a comparison would have to be our Dual Earth 8202308!
Again, at Baxters we are really aware of a common trend of starters failing as a result of other root causes, in response to which we trialled a series of Baxters training days in August in collaboration with Mike Stohler, Delco Remy's Chief Technical Engineer. These were a great success; with customers astounded with the underlying issues that they found on still working and well maintained trucks, (a few customers kindly lent us their trucks for the demonstration).
If this sounds like something you would be interested in, please hassle your branch manager and if we get enough interest we will look at potentially running another round of training days.