Originally Posted by mfp4073
What do I have to do to use one of the 9 tooth valeo starters with my 8 tooth setup?
(although the question may be moot as its working properly now)
Change the flywheel to one that uses a 9 tooth starter. Since they also changed to the 11 mm flywheel bolts change the crank shaft.
It's a big job and you would need help and extra money. Much easier to buy another engine.