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Old 11-02-2018, 08:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
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When I was a time duty air force at Langley they had some stupid rules and a very poorly setup aircraft parking area.
Long story short, the standard cars and trucks plus all the specialty motorized machines had to be stopped and started 30 to 50 times per day.
My job, because it covered such a wide area and every single aircraft had me starting my vehicle 70 to 100 times per day.

I thought wow they must change starters on these vehicles every week.
Nope they lasted around 3/4 the time you would normally get.
The only vehicle that ever had any issue was when motor pool replaced the heave duty starter on a dodge diesel with a standard one, those burned out quick.
Otherwise all they ever used for replacement starters was factory originals.
No cheap auto zone junk.
1984 chevy suburban, custom made 6.5L diesel turbocharged with a Garrett T76 and Holset HE351VE, 22:1 compression 13psi of intercooled boost.
1989 firebird mostly stock. Aside from the 6-speed manual trans, corvette gen 5 front brakes, 1LE drive shaft, 4th Gen disc brake fbody rear end.
2011 leaf SL, white, portable 240v CHAdeMO, trailer hitch, new batt as of 2014.
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