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MGB X418G Starter Part No25555 - Replacement Circlip (dated Apr 1966)
Following investigation into reports or noisy starter drives on MGB sports cars, a revised circlip has been designed to held the barrel locking nut into the pinion and barrel assembly.
The new circlip Pt No 5424-551 has a single wave form and should be used as a replacement whenever complaints of noisy starters are received.
Starters will shortly be manufactured with this circlip incorporated and these can be recognized by a suffix advanced to ‘F’ after the starter part number.
The circlip must be assembled with the wave and two ends pointing towards the barrel (see illustration).
Note: The ends of the circlip must not be visible in the slips of on the barrel when it is assembled.