Heat Soak - Remote starter solenoid

#1
Installed a new starter/solenoid and have heat soak now... Want to install a Ford-type remote solenoid. Anyone do this? Have a brand/model # for a remote solenoid that works? Need suppression diodes, I understand.
 

Jan Larsson

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#2
Go with a smaller (and better/lighter) LT1 starter .... never heard anyone have issues then with heat soak .... I got one on mine for the past 20 years nearly and never any issues

never heard of anyone needing a remote solenoid for this reason on a TTA
 
#5
If unavailable for a while, is the LT1 or LT4 mini a good alternative? Need to get at Kirbans at twice the price of the DB?

I'm searching the Internet for the DB but haven't found it so far.
 

Jan Larsson

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#6
All of the Buick GN vendors carry the mini starters and there’s also a few listed on eBay.

prices do vary

make sure it comes with new bolts as the factory stock bolts don’t work.
 
#8
Hi... Just to finish this off... I got a DB Electrical SDR0059 mini starter, put it in, and now no heat soak. Good change and easy to do for about $60 total too. Best solution. Your thinking/advise much appreciated, Jan.
 

Jan Larsson

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#9
Hi... Just to finish this off... I got a DB Electrical SDR0059 mini starter, put it in, and now no heat soak. Good change and easy to do for about $60 total too. Best solution. Your thinking/advise much appreciated, Jan.
Brilliant, glad you got it sorted in the end.

loads of benefits doing that swap considering both weight, size and speed starting the engine !

glad I could help!
 
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