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Old 01-31-2010, 07:41 PM   #11
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Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Edmonton
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My Ride: '04 330CI, M package
Originally Posted by ///Flash View Post
did the dealer sell you a rebuilt starter or something? P.S. After installing the starter, did you noticed any grinding noise with the fly wheel?
I was worried about that as the two starters are different sizes. We measured the travel distance for each and they were both 13.0 mm. Since the starter seated nicely onto the bell housing I was confident that it would work. I crossed my fingers on the first start up, but never heard anything. I have been running this starter for a few weeks now and not a single glitch.

I found the used Starter online at a local salvage yard. I'm still trying to find a place to buy the rebuilt parts to fix my oem unit. I like the one that came out of my car better so I will have it on hand if this one starters to go.

I have learned a ton from E46 so I just wanted to give back.
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