The ecomatic is equipped with a stronger starter motor than the standard vehicle. The original part has now been supposedly superseded.
It is highly recommended to fit the genuine starter motor.
Original part number: 020 911 023 B (dropped on 29/02/1996)/ 020 911 023 P (dropped on 01/05/2004)
Replacement part number for B and P: 020 911 024 A
It is unsure why that the "020 911 023 B" appears on some part pages, nevertheless:
The actual replacement part that dealer will provide: 068 911 023 TX / 068911023TX (still available as of 2011, both my ecomatics were fitted with this part by dealer).
Bosch number: 0 001 110 099
This is a 1.8kW starter motor!!
(thanks to Hajo for Bosch part number)
Please double-check this part number with your dealership before ordering!!
According to the SSP, the starter ring gear used in the ecomatic is reinforced, the parts catalogue doesn't suggest it is reinforced, but it is a different size to normal models, as usual.
Because there is an incredible load placed on the starting components, it is recommended to get the starter ring gear properly inspected when opportunities arise, especially if the starter fails to engage at times.
Not only this, due to the importance and load put on the starter motor, it is sensible to purchase the correct genuine starter motor for the car.
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