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You could pretty much guarantee that he wouldn't treat his own car like this Starter motors are not designed for continuous use and will overheat due to the high currents involved and should be left to cool down after use. If they overheat, the enamel insulation could be burnt off the copper coils causing shorts, or plastic components could melt. I ...


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This is a unique exception not applicable to your car, but cars with Multiair engines like my 124 Spider have a manufacturer specified procedure to prime the Multiair actuator (a.k.a. the Multair brick), after storage by extended cranking However, the manual emphasises that the starter should be allowed to cool down for 5 seconds, for every 10 to 15 seconds ...


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If your starter is indeed ruined, I would take the repair bill to that mechanic and demand he pay for the damage he caused to the starter. If he knows anything about cars, he knew what he was doing and therefore intentionally burned up your starter. Not to mention he would have shortened the life of the battery for this type of "deep cycle" duty that a ...


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You need to ask your mechanic about this,I can not think about one single positive effect of trying to burn the starter out. BURNING OUT A STARTER is the same as destroying it,a starter uses a lot of power when running i am talking about 100-200amps. The solenoid pull the gear in position and connect power to the brushes,the solenoid is a high power relay,...


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Whether it was the starter or not that was causing the issue, it certainly now needs replacing. The fallen part is a breather, there are often two on these starter motors, one on the solenoid cavity, and one on the end head that covers the brush gear. It's fallen off because the innards nearby have gotten hot enough to melt/burn the flange that was holding ...


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