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Heat soak starter

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 84mudmachine, Sep 22, 2004.

  1. 84mudmachine

    84mudmachine 1/2 ton status

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    I have been having a heat soak issue with my starter. I ordered a ThermoTec heat shield from Summit, and I would like to know if anyone else has used this. /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
  2. sean'schevy

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    WOW good timing just had this problem today i have a set of hooker header on my big block and a power masters mini starter witch seems to help not as close to headers. but i really dont want to mess this starter up cost alot and had nothing but prob withs other starters ive used. and yes i even put a brand new flyweel in. Im thinking header wrap shield a good idea too they make those for mini starters.
     
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    have either of tried putting a remote solenoid on it?
     
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    I used to have a blanket on mine a long time ago but I lost it and I haven't had a heat soaked starter in a long time. Fortunately running #2 cables eliminated this problem.
     
  5. Ryan B.

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    I used to have a blanket on mine a long time ago but I lost it and I haven't had a heat soaked starter in a long time. Fortunately running #2 cables eliminated this problem.

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    If your cables fixed it, then you were getting heat soak and too much resistence in your battery cables, not the starter selenoid.
     
  6. 84mudmachine

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    I put a remote on a few months ago, but it didn't help at all. If this cover doesn't help, I will try the #2 cable. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    I put on the wrap, but it seems to still have some problems. I think maybe the starter is old and not in very good shape. The wrap does work well, the wrap itself stays nice and cool. What do you guys think?
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
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    I used to have a blanket on mine a long time ago but I lost it and I haven't had a heat soaked starter in a long time. Fortunately running #2 cables eliminated this problem.

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    If your cables fixed it, then you were getting heat soak and too much resistence in your battery cables, not the starter selenoid.

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    I don't know what fixed it to be honest with you. I bought the cables two years after the last instance of heat soak.
     
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    I tried using the blanket, but the starter must've already suffered some heat soak damage, therefore the blanket didn't help. I run a 489 bbc with headers, and for me, I solved the problem with a new hi torque mini starter, which I wrapped up in the blanket. No heat problems now!
     
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    I've had that problem on all of my K5s and a remote solonoid fixed it in every case. I used the Summit kit. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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