Denso offers new heavy-duty starter

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Denso’s new five kilowatt starter, the R5.0, is lighter and smaller than other starters on the market but still offers enough torque to do the job, the company says. The new model maximizes starting power and improves cold starting, while the slow rotating engagement improves the durability of pinion and ring gear, according to Denso.

The new starter, available this spring, will be cheaper than the company’s P5.0 model. “This starter is also easier to install,” says Fran Labun, vice president of Denso’s sales group. The starter weighs about 23 pounds and features either a 10-tooth or 12-tooth configuration.

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