P500 Starter leaking oil.


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Nov 26, 2016
Albany, Vermont

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Last year I changed out the factory starter on my 15 P500. Now, I have oil leaking from the aftermarket starter. I disassembled the starter and it is full of oil. I'm wondering why as the factory starter, toasted as it was, was dry (magnets were shattered).
How do I remedy this? What is safe to use to clean the starter components? The starter still works...TIA
PS- A neighbor who is a small engine mechanic asked if the flywheel and starter gear were supposed to be runninng wet in oil or dry as in, how in the heck is the oil even getting to the starter? My answer was I simply don't know...

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