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304 Cracked starter motor housing

Deuce

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Hi all,

I have ordered a new starter, but before fitting it, I'm looking for suggestions on the cause and things to check so it doesn't happen again.
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.. only ever seen a crack in that area
where the front of the starter is not supported/bolted to the block
 

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Looks like internal damage like something let go like a bearing and put pressure on the case making it crack. Seen this stuff happing to diesel generator starter motors.
 

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Pull it apart have look see, if its ok on the inside then its just fatigue.
 

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Pull it apart have look see, if its ok on the inside then its just fatigue.
Yeah, when I purchased the car and started fixing things on it, one of the things was using 2 of the correct bolts in the starter as opposed to what was in there when I purchased it.
After New motor goes in, I might pull the old one apart and look.
 

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Only seen them crack through bolt holes when fitted with wrong bolts.
 
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