Originally Posted by Gringo
I replaced it with a rebuilt Bosch, now wish it would've waited another 6 months to die so I could get one of those modified Toyota starters Rick at Motorad Elektrik has started selling. I had two Toyota trucks and put a combined 250,000 miles on 'em and the starters never gave me any trouble; they're substantially lighter and use alot less juice than the Bosch - at times it feels like my battery (an otherwise strong 3-yr old Westco sealed) is straining to kick this Bosch over, something it never did with the original Valeo - it may just be the battery is gettin' old, but the Bosch IS rated to draw alot more amps than either Valeos or Toyotas. Also if you're ever thinking of doing a global tour or something, it seems Toyota light trucks are popular just about everywhere in the world except maybe Russia and China;
Any more info on these Toyota starters? I looked at the Motorad page and didn't see anything about them.