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Starter solenoid/relay replacement for my Nine
December 9, 2018
5:25 pm
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Jez Benson
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I have a healthy battery and the charge is reaching the starter solenoid. Upon starting the starter hardly turns the engine over, and only 8v reaches the starter.
What is a suitable replacement please?

December 10, 2018
9:25 am
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Chris Arnold
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Hi Jez.
I’m sure others will come up with better and more complete answers but when a similar problem affected one of my cars many years ago I wasted hours checking the supply to the solenoid and starter motor only to find that the engine earth was poor and the voltage to the motor was leaking away on the return not the supply.
Might be worth checking.
Chris.

December 10, 2018
7:24 pm
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Graham Button
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Check out Chris’ tip and then carefully connect a direct electrical supply to the starter if the starter turns the engine over normally then clean all other connections and try again.Finally bypass the solenoid by bridging the two terminals and if the engine turns over normally then the solenoid is at fault. I don’t know which type of solenoid the 9 has, perhaps you can post a photo of it and we can advise further.
Graham.

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December 14, 2018
4:34 pm
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Jez Benson
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Filthy gubbings in the starter motor. Cleaned and now starts.
I have two more things which I need help with – what’s the size of the socket to undo the oil filter (1933 Nine)
The brake fluid reservoir lid is rusted on. Where can I buy a replacement reservoir?
Very pleased she starts up now!
Jez

December 15, 2018
12:21 pm
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Graham Whitaker
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Early Landrovers used the same style brake reservoir. Sometimes on ebay.
Check the outlet underneath, some used a smaller connection but you can swap it over easily
Not cheap though!
Graham

December 15, 2018
2:48 pm
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Graham Button
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I can’t help with the socket sizeother than it will be whitworth/bsf.
I think the brake fluid reservoif is a metal one if that’s the case it might sound brutal but gently squeeze the bottom of the sides of the lid with a pair of pipegrips with and then do the same again 90 degrees further around this might be just enough to break the rust seal and enable you to undo it with the aid of the pipegrips. It’s worth putting something protective in the jaws to minimise any damage. When attempting to undo it be sure the reservoir can’t turn.
Graham.

December 15, 2018
9:45 pm
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Jez Benson
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It’s a 29mm socket. I’ve tried heat and it wont shift. Will try pressing sides a little ay my risk.
Jez

December 18, 2018
7:42 pm
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Graham Button
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Post a picture of the oil filter assembly.
G.

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