LS-23/24i Model Vane Starter
Inertia Drive (Friction Clutch)
For engines up to 1,500 CID (24.5 liters) diesel
and 3000 CID (49 liters) carbureted.
- Stainless Steel Rotor Casing
- Sealed Thrust Bearings
- High Tech Vanes
LS 23/24 Series is a gear reduction gas sealed
starter that will start diesel engines up to
1,500 CID. It will start twice the CID if used
on a gas engine due to the lower compression
It is a lubeless starter that incorporates
teflon ™ filled
rotor blades running in a stainless steel cylinder
using teflon ™ coated end plates.
may be added to the airstream as long as it is
not a high base or penetrating oil that has solvents
that can delaminate the rotor blades.
The LS 23
and LS 24 are identical with the exception of the
gear ratios. The LS 23 has a 2.81:1 ratio while
the LS 24 has a lower 3.36:1 ratio; the 24 will
deliver more torque than the 23 but has a some
what slower top pinion speed.
The LS 23 is recommended
for most engines in its range with the LS 24 being
used only at the upper limits of the range or where
there is excessive parasitic load that cannot be
uncoupled from the engine.
The LS 23/24 incorporate
a heavy duty friction drive to engage the ring
gear. A pre-engaged version of the LS 23/24 is
available. The pre-engagement requires additional
air lines that pneumatically push the starter drive
into the meshed position. A return spring de-meshes
the drive from its ring gear when the air source
is removed upon completion of the engine start