Lazy starter motor. Will I replace it or not? ..... got a new one in stock. Wheel off, inner guard out, wires off and cleaned up, engine earth strap off and cleaned up. Different starter motor. New one still in stock.
I did think I’ll just replace it, but the mounting bolts are hellish tight and I didn’t want to break them. When I do that job I think I’ll get my small propane tourch here out and warm on the aluminum around the bolt which might make it easier.
With the inner guard out it is easy to get to both bolts without having to use ridiculously long extensions.