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Old 08-31-2011, 10:52 AM
Kizmo Kizmo is offline
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Mein Auto: 2003 745Li; 2000 328Ci
I changed out my starter over the last couple weekends. The hardest part was getting it off the bell housing after removing the bolts!

The new starter (a remanufactured Boch) sounds way different. Anyone experienced this?

To describe the sound, it sounds slower and not as quick as the Ch CH CH from the OEM unit.

The good news is it works.

One thing about the install was that I didn't tighten the starter bolts until they stopped. I was afraid to tear the threads off the bolts. I got them tight to the pint where it felt like they were ready to break.

I did make sure the starter didn't move while starting the car.
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