Starter died so I had a beer...

Slant 6 Engines

  1. briwill70

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    Finally got my newly build slant back on the road. Running/sounding great! Was running errands for a couple hours in 90 degree heat yesterday. Parked at the market and when I returned the car would not start. A little click when turning the key but that's it. I checked cables and I'm sure the battery is good. I'm running what I'm sure is the original '65 starter so I suspected it was hot and on it's last leg. I went back in the store and bought a bag of ice and a beer. Sat the bag of ice on the starter and enjoyed my beer. After 15 minutes, pulled the bag of ice and vroom! Started right up. Not 100 percent sure that was the issue but I will be buying a new starter today : )
     
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    • Treblig

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      I say, "BUY MORE BEER!!" It's the beer that solved your problem...:poke::rofl:
       
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      • moparmat2000

        moparmat2000 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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        Get a mini denso starter for a dakota with a V8. It will bolt right up.
         
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        • briwill70

          briwill70 Well-Known Member

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          Yeah, that's what I'm planning. Do you have a part number?
           
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          Nope, but any Magnum engine 3.9L 5.2L or 5.9L is all the same starter pickups, vans etc. Do not buy chinese copies. You can get these for about $20 at your junkyard. These are super good starters.
           
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          • Dana67Dart

            Dana67Dart Like a fine wine, only getting better with age! FABO Gold Member

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            I remember having to put a bag of ice on my.... Oh wait wrong forum


            Don't toss the old one, a restorer might love to have it for core charge you paid snd shipping.
             
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            • ch1ll

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              And got myself a beer. The future is uncertain and the end is always near (for your starter that is).
               
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              • dano

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                As long as it was a good beer. It has been hot here.

                What are you running or fan?
                 
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                Good old American know how and alcohol can solve about anything....
                 
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                • Treblig

                  Treblig Well-Known Member

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                  I say, "Starter dies, buy a beer"...."Engine dies, buy a keg!!!!
                   
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                  • DFX 340 Duster

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                    One “hot, no start” condition is not a proper diagnosis. I say repeat the conditions but this time drink two beers to see if it will start. Next trial will be three beers. The idea is to see how many beers it will take before you forget about the starter.
                     
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                    • emsvitil

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                      Here, hold my beer............

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