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    Hello, I've read lots of old posts about fitting a Valeo starter motor.

    I know Darrin sells them but I'm a cheapskate

    I have a tame auto electrician with a mountain of old starters.

    To which cars was the Valeo starter originally fitted? Is there a part number? Or type?

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    Well, there's your problem. Your auto electrician is tame. Hit him a few times with HEI. He'll perk right up.

    I'll see and have a look. I think more than anything else you want to match the diameter of the gear, and the number of teeth. Matching up the mount end will be rather important too. You may wind up making an adapter plate of some sort.
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    Google: Titus starter for Citroën DS. Somewhat less expensive than the Valeo units.
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    I thought it was used on a C35. Valeo D9 something. It needs an added peg and the top extension to hold the heat shield.
    It's supposedly a high torque unit, but doesn't have a reduction gear.

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    I went looking at that one for Darrin. That is a lot of machine work on that mouth end that you would have to do on whatever it is you find. Not horrible on money, though. I know the one from John Titus works, but with shipping there will be a little sticker shock. The one David is talking about is I think a CX unit- isn't that what the C35 engine is based on? More diving into the parts books......
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    Quote Originally Posted by badabec View Post
    Hello, I've read lots of old posts about fitting a Valeo starter motor.

    I know Darrin sells them but I'm a cheapskate

    I have a tame auto electrician with a mountain of old starters.

    To which cars was the Valeo starter originally fitted? Is there a part number? Or type?

    Thanks

    Peter
    This appears to be the Valeo starter to suit the late D cars (or was)* Part No. 433221 - Note it is shown as a re-manufactured part out of Poland.



    *I say was because I understand these are now supplied unbranded

    This site gives a range of cross reference part numbers which might help your 'tame auto electrician' he may need to be made aware of the spin direction for a D motor
    Wood Auto Supplies Ltd :: D9E104

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    Interesting range of cross-references!

    https://en.as-pl.com/c/all/433221

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    Quote Originally Posted by addo View Post
    Interesting range of cross-references!

    https://en.as-pl.com/c/all/433221
    That S5162 looks totally wrong!! 2 mount holes, and if the images are accurate it looks way to big. CW rotation

    Look here, as in my previous post
    Wood Auto Supplies Ltd :: D9E104

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    It's wholly possible the listing is screwed up.

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    Hello, I think I'll just stop being cheapskate and pay up. Buy cheap, buy twice.....

    Thanks for all the information

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    Having done that job twice, the last time with a C35 starter, you are correct. Do it once!
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    The model number Chris notes would be the one, but there is no guarantee it will last forever. I've had to change one of these starters, which was a letdown as it had done very little work. I suspect an assembly problem with a brush spring in that case. If you have to dismantle one of these, note the LH thread for the end screw (note little arrow) and you fit the brush springs and their little plastic retainers after the main assembly.

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    The Titus unit is made in USA. Titus should get points from president Obama for job creation.

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