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    Default What brand is the best starter?

    I am replacing my starter on my Merc 260 - which is the better starter for performance and reliability? API, Arco ? any suggestions would be helpful...thanks in advance



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    Just make sure its marine rated. Do not use an automobile starter, as it sparks, and can cause an explosion.

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    why don't you just get yours rebuilt,
    joe at boulivard generator in belleview did mine while i waited, and was reasonable, have no issues.
    http://maps.google.com/maps/place?hl...36301731475091

    hope it helps
    Mark
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    89 Rinker Fiesta Vee 250 5.7 Mercruiser
    94 Yamaha 700s jet ski
    88 Kawasaki js550

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    that is what I was going to do, but when I got the starter out I noticed it must of been done before.(just bought the boat last year - bad previous owners)...it had what looked like some clear sealant seeping out of the seams, all dry and hardened up - it looks like they glued it back together - so I thought it's best to just buy a new one



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    ya never know till you try,
    he's got lots of parts there, if your nervous price a new one and go to a rebuilding shop and see what they say. usually there is no cost for a look n see.
    Mark
    LIL BUGGY
    89 Rinker Fiesta Vee 250 5.7 Mercruiser
    94 Yamaha 700s jet ski
    88 Kawasaki js550



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