This starter for the Continental 0-200 or 0-240 engine solves all the problems that other starters have had -- worn out clutches, cracked pinion gears, hard to find parts. In addition, the BC320 is 4.3 to 5.2 lbs. lighter depending on whether you are replacing a key-type starter or a pull-cable type starter. BC320 starter is STCd for use in certificated aircraft and is available with, or without, the STC.
Also available are 2 installation kits; one for replacing a key-type starter, the other for replacing a pull-cable type starter.
from your engine. To aid in removing this needle bearing, you may purchase
Bearing removal kit, 07-06753 .
The BC320 starter is a complete starter, ready to install, that will replace the existing motor, clutch, and pinion-gear. Tested by Continental with over 5000 start cycles without a problem. Recommended by Rutan Aircraft Factory. Except for paperwork, there are no differences between STCd starters and starters for homebuilts. A starter must be ordered to match your battery voltage.
Nathan at B & C specialty was very understanding of our needs while we troubleshot a customers O-200 continental oil leak near the installed starter. He was very prompt in standing by his product and getting our issues resolved. He took measures to make sure we were handled fairly and in a timely fashion. Our new B & C starter has worked great ever since.
Be aware the starter comes with no paperwork, no STC,no installation instructions. Visiting B&C website it turns out they have an STC request form to fill out.
This starter weighs 10.59 lbs.
Per the Manufacturer: "The BC320-1 requires approximately 5.75" between the engine mounting surface and the firewall. As a side note, I might mention that the Starter has 1.99" of length that fits *within* the accessory case -- so if the engine is already installed in the airframe, it would make for a more convenient installation if a total of 7.75" (approximate) is available."