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what starter would you guys recommend?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by therover87, Jan 2, 2002.

  1. therover87

    therover87 1/2 ton status

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    i have an 87 k5 and i am going to be replacing my starter soon and i was wondering which one to go with, i know i could just go to Pep Boys and get one but i am not sure on the quality of them, what have you guys done, thanks.

    Sean
     
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    is it worth it to go with a high performance one or just get a generic one?
     
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    Do you run headers at all? Consider this if you do because of the heat problems and the starter not working until it cools down. Like one of those mini high powered starters. If you don't have headers or a heat problem then my suggestion is to not buy a cheap starter and slap it in there. You buy cheap you get cheap results. And a starter dying on you out in the middle of nowhere sucks big time. I have an AC Delco one and it seems to work great. Just make sure no matter what you do get a warrenty.........

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    anything that has a life time warrenty

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    I run a GM gear drive mini starter on the 427BB, used one on the 513 Cad and also used them on the 383 &amp; 350's I ran. Nothing beats them when it comes to high temp engine heat.
    Have never had a problem with "heat soak" or slow starting. I also run remote starter solinoids mounted like F**D's.

    87 K5, 427BBC,D60 & 14BFF, NV4500, NP208, TSM disc's,
     
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    The gear reduction starter used on 94-96 full-sized trucks with 350 and 454 engines is supposed to be the strongest, 1.7 Kilowatts. It weighs 8 pounds. I wonder if a diesel starter will bolt up to a small block?



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    A diesel starter will bolt up to a small block. The only disavantage would be the cost I guess. Also because of the size, the solenoid would be kinda close to the manifolds. I bolted mine on for kicks when I had my engine out but I didn't have the headers on.
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  8. where did you get your remote selenoid kit? how much was it? it was my understanding that the heat kills the selenoid not the starter.

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    has anyone had any experience with Powermasters starters, i have their alternator and was wondering if their starters are any good.
     
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    make sure you get one with a lifetime warranty. Its my experience if you don't you'll replace it every year.

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    Jason,

    Summit sells a remote solenoid kit...$25 or so. Somebody posted a wiring diagram for those of us that wanted to wire it up ourselves rather than buy a kit. I think it was a Nova site or something that had the info.

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    All you have to do is run your start wire to the solenoid, hook it to the positive cable, and put a large gauge wire between the start terminal and the battery terminal on your starter. It's a very simple circuit.

    Tim
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