Dubious Lucas Starter Solenoids
Posted 01 August 2020 - 05:24 PM
In the last year two have failed for no reason at all and under the same identical circumstances. Been for a long drive, after which I drove into the garage and switched off. Car left for about a week. Went to start it. Nothing. Opened bonnet and pressed the button. Nothing. Put a screwdriver across the terminals and hey presto, the engine turned and I could start the engine. Another useless new part.
It’s ridiculous how bad the quality of new parts is. I’ve also had problems with SU fuel pumps that only last a year.
Posted 02 August 2020 - 11:59 AM
The push button solenoids are notoriously unreliable.When mine failed after about two years I asked for thoughts on the Mk1 forum, and people were amazed it had lasted more than two months.
Posted 02 August 2020 - 12:08 PM
I still have the one I had on my road car back in the 80 in the race car. Not push button.
Posted 02 August 2020 - 04:10 PM
Posted 03 August 2020 - 03:09 PM
Took it off today. You can hear the plunger knocking back and forth if you shake it.
Posted 03 August 2020 - 04:38 PM
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