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Non genuine starter motors. Anyone else had problems?

Discussion in 'General Land Rover Forum' started by Disco Moneypit, Jul 9, 2009.

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  1. Disco Moneypit

    Disco Moneypit New Member

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    Bought a new non genuine starter motor five weeks ago. It lasted four weeks before the soluniod started playing up, and today it packed in completely. Got the RAC round to give an engineers report that it was fecked, and going to try and get my money back in full from the parts supplier. The genuine ones are only about £40 more, so I reckon I'll go for one of them.

    Anyone else had any problems with non genuine starter motors having a short lifespan, or is it just my bad luck?
     
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    Could it be a ****part branded starter motor by any chance?
     
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    Not a starter, but had a non-standard alternator fitted by the AA a few years ago. When it failed after a few weeks we couldn't fit a genuine part (Ford in this case) cause the pulley he had fitted was non-standard. I think we got the AA to cough up in the end (can't quite remember). Always go for genuine bits unless it's a supplier you trust (eg if you know they make the "genuine" parts themselves).
     
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