starter inconsistency

Brett Dikeman quattro at
Mon Dec 17 17:29:09 PST 2007

On Dec 17, 2007, at 4:10 PM, Huw Powell wrote:

> , carry a hammer to rap it if it doesn't kick in.

Sorry to be a party-pooper here.  Starters contain a warning label  
with a hammer and a big red X; magnets are damaged by impact.  They  
can shatter (they're brittle) or demagnetize.  You can also deform the  
case enough that the magnets touch the rotor.


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