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Permanent Magnet I/O & Inboard Starters

Sierra starters meet SAE or UL standards for ignition protection to prevent explosion. Sierra offers remanufactured and new starters for many applications. Starters are available for standard (left hand) and reverse (right hand) rotation engines. They can be mounted two ways. Front mount starters have the drive gear facing aft and spin opposite of the engine rotation. Rear mount starters have the drive gear facing forward and spin in the same direction as the engine. Low voltage caused by worn out batteries, loose wire connections or corrosion can cause starter and other electrical component failure. Before replacing your starter, make sure to check for voltage problems.

We carry starters for a wide variety of engine applications. Below are some of the most popular models. Call 1-800-BOATING for more specific application information.

Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
Fits GM V6 (1985 and later), GM V8 (1995 and later) except rear-mounted inboard applications, fits 11 tooth drives 3735131 18-5913
In stock online.

$169.99

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Fits GM 4 cyl. (1992 and later); Replaces Mercury 50-806963A4, OMC 988217, Volvo 3856003-3, 12 3/4" flywheel 3735149 18-5919
In stock online.

$177.99

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Fits 5.0 and 5.8L Ford engines; Replaces OMC 987811, Volvo 3854190 5327226 18-5920
In stock online.

$162.99

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Fits late model GM 3.0L with 14" flywheel, 11 tooth drives 5327440 18-6275
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$192.99

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Product Description

Sierra starters meet SAE or UL standards for ignition protection to prevent explosion. Sierra offers remanufactured and new starters for many applications. Starters are available for standard (left hand) and reverse (right hand) rotation engines. They can be mounted two ways. Front mount starters have the drive gear facing aft and spin opposite of the engine rotation. Rear mount starters have the drive gear facing forward and spin in the same direction as the engine. Low voltage caused by worn out batteries, loose wire connections or corrosion can cause starter and other electrical component failure. Before replacing your starter, make sure to check for voltage problems.

We carry starters for a wide variety of engine applications. Below are some of the most popular models. Call 1-800-BOATING for more specific application information.

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SierraPermanent Magnet I/O & Inboard Starters
 
3.7

(based on 7 reviews)

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71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good performance (5)
  • Quiet (3)
  • Reliable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Personal crafts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

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5.0

great product!!

By Jack

from Biloxi, Ms

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Performance
  • Quiet
  • Reliable
  • Weather Resistant

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Personal Crafts

    Comments about Permanent Magnet I/O & Inboard Starters:

    Great Product!! Quality with every start !! They had it on hand and made the weekend great again!!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    1.0

    Costly mistake

    By Phil

    from Oceanside, CA

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

    • None

    Cons

    • Lacks Power
    • Poor Design

    Best Uses

      Comments about Permanent Magnet I/O & Inboard Starters:

      I recently replaced the engines in my boat and I installed new Sierra starters on both engines. The first one failed after 7 starts and the second one failed after 10 starts, I took them to a local marine electrical shop, where I learned that the Sierra starters are cheap Chinese copies of cheap Korean knock-offs of the original Delco starters, and not worth rebuilding. I bought two Delco starters form him. To add insult to injury, the high quality replacements cost me $30 each less than the Sierras I bought from West Marine. Add that to the $600 labor cost for installation in a tight engine compartment and it equals an expensive lesson.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      I wouldBuy again

      By Tom

      from Milford ct

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Performance
      • Quiet
      • Reliable
      • Weather Resistant

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • N/A
        • Personal Crafts

        Comments about Permanent Magnet I/O & Inboard Starters:

        Easy install same as original

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Second purchase

        By Joche

        from Miami, FL

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Performance
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Permanent Magnet I/O & Inboard Starters:

            My starter failed, grrrrrrr... Removed it, went to West Marine, bought a new one. Hey, same one! I guess previous owner shops at West Marine also, 'good thing'. It was bliss for approximately six months.
            4th of July boating weekend, life is good... Friday, never left the dock. GRRRRRRR!!! Following day, (4th of July), Pulled out the starter and ran to West Marine. - 'you sure this is the correct starter? - Yes sir, I sold you the previous one, I remember - "You sure?" Yes sir, I sold you the previous one, I remember, it was back in January. - Fine, give me another one.'
            Life is Good! Back in business. Turns out it was the ignition/start switch, would get stuck on start and burn the starter after engine was already running.
            Moral of the story - give them as much info as you can, so West Marine, (meaning them and their staff), can troubleshoot correctly, they know what you need.
            Life is Good!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            working out great

            By anthony

            from holiday

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Performance

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Personal Crafts

              Comments about Permanent Magnet I/O & Inboard Starters:

              It was a good experience and helpful

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              1.0

              After 1 1/2 seasons the solenoid died

              By Headnsouth

              from Lake Lanier

              About Me Advanced

              Pros

                Cons

                • Noisy
                • Not Reliable
                • Poor reliability

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Permanent Magnet I/O & Inboard Starters:

                  Worked fine since summer of 2013. Solenoid refused to engage leaving me and my family stranded with a nice tow boat bill.
                  When you pay a premium price for "marine grade" you would expect better reliability. My 98 starter lasted until 2013.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Good so far...

                  By Chuck

                  from Newport News Va

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Performance
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Permanent Magnet I/O & Inboard Starters:

                      No issues with product so far.

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      Other vendor quoted 2 weeks for delivery..West Marine had it available for next day and at a lower price.

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