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Re: QTC: Starter issues

   > A relay which is rated at 30 amps means that the relays *contacts*
   > can switch 30 amps.  Has nothing to do with the coil, and one

   Sorry for the confusion . . . I'll clarify:

   The term "coil" was referring to the ignition coil.  I disconnected it so that the engine wouldn't start and I
   could have an extended cranking time.  It was the relay that I was feeling for temperature after running quite
   a bit more than the rated current through it.

I strongly suspect that what you are switching with your 30-amp contacts
is the "solenoid" and not the starter. The starter draws 100+ amps, and
I can virtually guarantee you that no German 30-amp device will support
100+ amps! (20 amps, maybe . . . but not 100!)