Hi Folks, got this annoying problem, a couple of days ago my VF started to turn slower, right checked the output 12 - 12.47 volts. ok tested the battery with fancy all singing dancing intelligent battery tester from snap-on, said battery was on its way out, fair enough i thought, got a brand new Fiamm one fitted it and initial starting was improved - when after a run it went lethargic on me and was slow starting again, checked fuses and common connectors for corrosion, checked the voltage when running - up to 12.80 - 13.06 volts, when i put load onto it it compensates (putting lights on etc) so im not sure if its a starter fault (just tired like me) or an connection fault somewhere, has anyone encountered this before[?] cheers…</font id=“Book Antiqua”></font id=“black”></font id=“size2”>
Had the same problem with my FE after I found it sitting in a shed for 8 years. As it had quite a few electrical problems to deal with.
Had the starter fully rebuilt, which was cheaper than a new one.
Had the starting solenoid changed for an after market one as the original was corroded internally and not transferring power to starter.
Had slightly bigger starter cables run to the starter to carry more load, with all new crimp lugs soldered on as well. 6mm - 1/4" cable I think with more strands of copper inside than standard was the go so the mechanic said.
Made the world of difference compared to the original just turning the motor over.