what a weekend i,m having....started friday with change oil filter housing with new gasket, job done with oil change etc...but when tried starting the car (NOTHING)..silent..
thought i had put something back wrong or forgot something..so..like you do double checked everything again, all fine ...anyway spent hour trying to think what the problem was...anyways had enough battery to start the starter motor, couldnt see sh**..from the engine bay..so realised that the inlet manifold had to come of with the fuel lines, just to get to the fu****...
to check if something had gone amiss from the starter..
after few hours taken everything off, low and behold.. the starter had fallen to bits from the front..or exploded)
so i am pissed ..TBH.
there was two torx bolts holding the fu**** to gether, and so close to the firewall, really struggled to get access to them both,..yes and i can here you all saying get underneath the car.. (NO)
you cant get access to the bolts from under the car, to many pipes and shit in the way even if you have feminine hands..
everything to the starter was accessible from the engine bay-for mine anyway....just food for thought guys..where is your starter located???
the starter is off now ,
only thing is bit worried about all the shit i took of..worried i am going to forget what goes where. ..
left a couple of more pics of the exploded starter for ya..
AND THE LOVELY SPAGHETTI JUNCTION..