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    Lesson learned do not buy no name aftermarket China crap

    lesson learned on my 08 vx cruiser, what was thought to be a simple starter replacement turned into a nightmare, changed the starter and still didnít work, decided after spending a lot of money on the starter to go cheap on a $20 starter relay switch off amazon, once I installed it I hit the button and nothing but smoke and burning smell, checked all the connections and sure enough the starter was cooked, now Iím out a starter and a switch, lesson learned and from now on sticking to oem.


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    a month ago we rebuild my wave venture carbs so i decided to change the fuel filters with it as recommended... ordered a filter from china bc it was a few dollars cheaper, go for the install everything looks good. blow the air out of the lines to fill the filter w gas and the whole thing fell apart! they ended up refunding me and i was able to superglue it back together and kept a hose clamp on it just in case but next season ill have to buy another

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joetib07 View Post
    lesson learned on my 08 vx cruiser, what was thought to be a simple starter replacement turned into a nightmare, changed the starter and still didn’t work, decided after spending a lot of money on the starter to go cheap on a $20 starter relay switch off amazon, once I installed it I hit the button and nothing but smoke and burning smell, checked all the connections and sure enough the starter was cooked, now I’m out a starter and a switch, lesson learned and from now on sticking to oem.
    Sounds to me like the engine crank (or jet pump) is/was binding - aka not turning.
    Regardless of name-brand parts or not, if the drive-train is locked-up for any reason, yes that extreme loading can and will cause too many amps to flow, which can contact-weld a solenoid, and burn-up starter motors.
    Verify your drive-train is free - aka pull the jet pump, and maybe manually turn the drive coupler before attempting another electric-start.


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