Delco Remy unveils heavy-duty starter

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Updated Feb 10, 2010

The Delco Remy 44MT heavy-duty starter provides high power density and patented technologies to ease installation, increase reliability and provide a long lifecycle. The robust, durable starter, which creates 8.5 kW at 12 volts, has an Internal Magnetic Switch Solenoid (IMMS), a one-wire design integrated inside the solenoid; its input current is capable of ECM control, and its internal location enables it to withstand engine temperatures up to 248 degrees Fahrenheit. Additionally, problems caused by corrosion from engine environment issues and vibrations are eliminated.

Remy’s proprietary Clutch Over Planetary Gear Drive System (COPG) design has a more robust clutch shell and ring gear to withstand more torque and to improve soft start engagements by slowly rotating the pinion until it is engaged properly to the ring gear before cranking, reducing engagement milling and teeth abutments, resulting in improved reliability and extended ring gear life.

Remy’s Integrated Over Crank Protection (OCP) is a self-contained one-wire design with no additional connections required, eliminating the need for a vehicle wiring harness. OCP is a built-in circuit breaker that protects the starter from thermal damage and resets automatically at safe operating temperatures.

Installation is simplified due to the self-contained design that eliminates exposed wiring and the need for additional mounting brackets; also, removing traditional connection points helps reduce corrosion.

The 44MT is expected to hit the market in the fourth quarter of 2010 and will be available through Delco Remy’s current distribution networks. For more information, go to