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Just in case you need a new starter motor for the 4500, just order a pattern part 12V / 0.9kW starter from your local motor parts store for a VW Jetta 1.0, Passat 1.3, Polo, Scirocco 1.3 or Vento 1.4. Iskra part number is IS 0404 / 11.130.404. Fischer Panda just applies their own sticker on the box and uplifts the price by 150 Euro.
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Re: A Precautionary Note on Fischer Panda Generators

this is a good thread, hadn't read it before. my experience w/FP has been pretty good. they are nearby me so when I call it's almost my neighbor. A fellow named Robert I believe helped me a few times. The info on the starter motor is great - I had to replace one that I got from FP but they cut me a good deal but next time I'll remember that (I hope it won't be needed and I hope if so, I'll either find this forum or some other solution other than paying list price) so thanks for the postings.
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Re: A Precautionary Note on Fischer Panda Generators

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this is a good thread, hadn't read it before. my experience w/FP has been pretty good. they are nearby me so when I call it's almost my neighbor. A fellow named Robert I believe helped me a few times. The info on the starter motor is great - I had to replace one that I got from FP but they cut me a good deal but next time I'll remember that (I hope it won't be needed and I hope if so, I'll either find this forum or some other solution other than paying list price) so thanks for the postings.
We have gotten very good service and help from FP's Ft. Lauderdale operation on the few occasions when needed for our 4.2KW generator, purchased in the Spring of 2002. The chief technician is Robert "Bob" Grubert. He's somewhat gruff but he knows his business and can be very helpful. The second fellow to know if Jeff Till, the head of the sales operation. Jeff has been very helpful to us when we've had a thorny issue to deal with. The machines are very dependable when they are properly maintained but they are somewhat precision machines and the maintenance must be rigorous so they need be installed where they are easily accessed. If not, maintenance invariably suffers and with it, performance and reliability.

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I know the OP is over a decade old, but some things never change. NEB dropped the motor, no kidding. Standard service level on the Bay.
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