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Thread: Can someone with a Zetec Birkin: Please tell me what starter they have on it?

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    Default Can someone with a Zetec Birkin: Please tell me what starter they have on it?

    The one I am having a problem with is a South African made Leece Neville ..66925335... I am trying to track down a replacement for it.
    Thanks muchly.
    Clark

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    My '03 Zetec powered Caterham uses a starter from a 2000-2004 Ford Focus w/DOHC engine and manual transmission, Denso part number 2805118. No idea if Zetec Birkins use the same one tho.
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    Clark, Maybe a call to Tom Carlin, Birkin Dealer-Importer in Colorado can give advice.I’m assuming you have a Type9 transmission bolted up to a custom bellhousing made by or for Birkin . This may have something to do with getting a proper replacement. Tom’s coming to our track weekend at NJMP , I’d be happy to ask him for you and get that info back to you. He may have started his long tow east to New Jersey...
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    This is the starter I had in my old 2001 Birkin with a Zetec motor.
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    That’s awesome... that looks like exactly the one that seems to be faulty!
    Magic thankyou

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    Steve.
    Thankyou
    Please do mention it to him.
    He is aware of my challenge with it,
    and he may also be aware of where to source a replacement easily , although of course his tenure is I think with the Duratec motors.
    Very jealous of you guys being there.. have an awesome time

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    Just as FYI. There are two different Zetec flywheel/Clutch/starter setups.

    I don't remember the details but the difference is pretty obvious in the starter gear "canopy". One will have long engagement one will have short engagement and the canopy housing will differ accordingly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by S1Steve View Post
    Tomís coming to our track weekend at NJMP , Iíd be happy to ask him for you and get that info back to you. He may have started his long tow east to New Jersey...
    Tomís leaving Florida today and driving north. Will get to my place on Friday some time. We can bring this post to his attention then.
    Mike
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