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Old 03-17-2010, 06:28 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Beater
Somewhat off topic ... but does anyone know off the top of their head when Valeo started rivetting in the magnets ... as opposed to epoxying them in? Just a year would be fine ...
I think they're actually held in with wire. I don't think they made the change until after airhead production stopped. So I believe any original starter made by Valeo has glued magnets. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
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