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Universal 5424 / M30 starter motor

I just changed my starter motor for one of these, on my 5424.

Starter Universal Marine Diesel 5424 M 30 M30 Kubota | eBay

Works great, so far. It was a nightmare getting the bolts out of the old one, but the new one is not so tricky as the OD is smaller, so it's much easier to reach the bolts.

Painted it gold, first, of course.

The old one had a problem with, very occasionally, not turning over.

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PS, if anyone likes rebuilding starters, you can have my old Universal one for the cost of shipping.

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Hi Mark.

Your link says $80 for a starter!? Can that be right? TOAD says a 5424 starter engine is $2135.

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Hi Mark.

Your link says $80 for a starter!? Can that be right? TOAD says a 5424 starter engine is $2135.

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The Ebay price is really low (and the TOAD price is just plain ridiculous)! I suspect the Ebay starter is a Chinese knockoff. Spider Marine lists the OE Nippondenso at $250 plus a core charge.
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Re: Universal 5424 / M30 starter motor

The starter from TOAD is certified to work in a marine environment. (I suspect it also helps to pay for the TOAD's daughter's wedding...)

I buy all of the parts for my Universal M-25 at TRACTOR dealers, that don't cater to rich "yachtie-types"


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Re: Universal 5424 / M30 starter motor

I doubt the one from TOAD is any different than one from a Kubota dealer, it's just relabeled by Westerbeke. Very expensive label. Never get engine parts from them of you can help it. The one from eBay is probably a Chinese knockoff, but if it works, it works. Chinese or Japanese, not much difference.
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