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Hi-Torque Starter Adapter
Vanagon Hi-Torque Starter Adapter

Our Price: $79.00
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Product Code: WV-001

Starter Plate Options*:

Most adapter-plate conversions had been using the 'Hi-Torque' IMI starter. These have been known to fail frequently and do not have enough speed OR torque to start most high-compression engines, especially the diesels and some Subarus. Even the 'new improved' versions offered are no better. This adapter to utilize the commonly available, powerful (2.0 kw) and reliable starter from the 1996 - 2003 manual-trans VW TDI (diesel) cars, the SR0408X/409X. The adapter mates with this starter to provide an easy installation to the water-boxer manual-trans bell housing. The SR0408X/409X is a Bosch high torque gear-reduction type starter, is slightly longer than the stock wbx starter, and has a self-supporting shaft-- it no longer requires the pilot bushing to position the shaft end. On Syncro applications with locker, a 3/4" notch will be required in the diff-lock bracket, and you must use the longer (2.25") type bracket and corresponding locker pin. Sorry, it will not work with the short bracket unless you extend both the bracket and the locker pin. An automatic version is also available, please specify when ordering.

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 3 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Excellent adapter April 4, 2015
Reviewer: MARK DIETRICH from TALLAHASSEE, FL United States  
Ordered this to run a Bosch TDI starter on my 3.3 engine swap. The shipping was great, only 2 days and they were very helpful with my questions. The adapter is beautifully made and fits the motor like a glove. Unfortunately for me I have a slightly different transmission, a Porsche 5-sp and this starter is for a VW tranny. RMW is always great to work with.

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Bosch Starter Adapter December 21, 2014
Reviewer: Mark Griffiths from Calgary, AB Canada  
As with all of RMWs products, the adapter is very well designed and beautifully made.

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Nice mod! September 15, 2014
Reviewer: John Morrone from Golden, CO United States  
Nicely made machined adapter( even if directions are not the clearest), easy to bolt in and works great!
I had big problems finding a properly functioning rebuilt Tdi starter..( All had solenoid issues of one kind or another). And finally went with a known properly functioning used starter for 1/3 the cost... Spins the engine over really nicely!  Way better than the original WBx Bosch!

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