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Old 02-13-2013, 10:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Any one ever try the "Mean Green" starter?

I noticed this starter was featured in dieselpower mag for a 7.3 power stroke a while back, they didn't say that there was also a 6.5/6.2 version but I guess there is. Has anyone ever tried one?

What you guys think, worth the extra coin?

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Never used that brand. I like Powermaster starters and alternators.. # for 6.5 diesel starter is 9052. it is a gear reduction starter like that mean green. Can usually find The Powermaster on ebay for a little over 300 shipped. Summit also sells them.
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I looked into one, but just wasn't sold on it. In my research there was a lot of people that either loved it or totally hated it.
Personally, I said to hell with it and got a brand new bosch off of amazon. Not a single complaint about it, even on cold days.
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I believe I am using a Wilson now, was told they were ok but my cranking has just seemed slower since it was installed. I wonder how much faster these gear reduction ones actually crank.
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No one with experience, but some discussion about it a while back

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It's not on my 6.5l, but I have the Mean Green starter on my Duramax. From what I can tell, internal build quality is superior to the Bosch starter it replaced, along with an off the shelf starter I had as well.

I too, had found mixed reviews. All I can say is I am 100% satisfied with mine. I did expect more of a "custom" housing on it like in various pictures I have seen. It appears stock unless you look closely.
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Thanks all for the input. This slowd cranking is just driving me nuts already and I have eliminated the batteries and alt. I am wondering about the quality of my starter (hence the thread).
It may also be resistance built up in the wires from batts but I have felt then right after a start and their cold. My last thought was I do have an old IP, perhaps the worn parts are opening up the tolerances' so that extra couple cranks are the IP building pop pressure...
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Thanks all for the input. This slowd cranking is just driving me nuts already and I have eliminated the batteries and alt. I am wondering about the quality of my starter (hence the thread).
It may also be resistance built up in the wires from batts but I have felt then right after a start and their cold. My last thought was I do have an old IP, perhaps the worn parts are opening up the tolerances' so that extra couple cranks are the IP building pop pressure...
If you are talking about cranking speed, then the injection pump should have minimum affect on it. If you experience long cranking times, then yes, the injection pump may be the culprit, however there are many other possibilities such as fuel leaks, lift pump and such.

What kind of terminal connections do you have on your battery cables? I know some types can cause excessive resistance.
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