Diesel Engine Starter



Starter at Generator Parts World

This is for a Diesel Engine Starter

This is for a diesel engine electric starter. This starter is used in small diesel equipment with the electric start function. The most common engines these fit are diesel engines from 4hp to 10hp. Engines of that size mostly fit in the 170, 178, and 186 engine families.

Most engines found in the 170, 178, and 186 engine families use this starter. However, there are certain models this starter will not fit. After the engine family number there will be letters denoting exactly which engine you have. These letters for most commonly F, FA, FE, and FAE. For example, the 186 engine commonly comes in variations that include 186F, 186FA, 186FE, and 186FAE. Any engine outside of those models may or may not use this starter. For example, this will not fit the Italian made Yanmar engines.

We are always happy to help match parts. If you need help finding the right starter for you just use the bubble in the bottom right corner of this page. You can connect to a live representative or submit a support ticket.

This starter will ship from within the US. All orders ship next business day after cleared payment. We offer several different shipping methods with different delivery times and rates. Please review the shipping tab above this text for more information including handling time, shipping options, USPS information, UPS information, and more.

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All parts are universal parts and are not intended to be represented as OEM parts but represented as parts that are direct replacement parts for specific brands and models, including but not limited to generators and other small engine powered equipment. Generator Parts World will offer a 90 replacement warranty of any part purchased from us under our 90 day replacement policy

Additional information

Weight104 oz
Choke Lever

Long Style

Connection Bolt Size

1/4" Diameter

Connection Bolt Spacing

1-11/16" Center to Center

Front Port Hole

3/4" Diameter

Rear Port Hole

15/16" Diameter

Gaskets Included


Fuel Line

1/4" Internal Diameter x 7-1/8" Long

Shipping Info

All orders will ship from one of our locations within the US, most commonly from Missouri. All orders ship next business day after cleared payment. Business days are Monday through Friday with the exception of holidays.

Our 2 Day Express option may use different carriers such as UPS, FedEx, USPS, or Amazon to offer the best delivery time available. The tracking for your order will be uploaded to PayPal and your order details here on our website. If you need your parts as fast as possible explore on of the shipping options detailed below. All estimated delivery dates below are the estimated time it will take to deliver your order once it ships.

Shipping Within the United States

Free Shipping using First Class Mail: 4 to 6 day delivery
USPS Priority Mail Service: 2 to 4 day delivery
USPS Express Service: 1 to 2 day delivery
UPS Ground Service: 1 to 4 day delivery
2 Day Express Service: 1 to 2 day delivery


Shipping Outside the United States

USPS First Class to Canada: Estimated 10 Days

USPS First Class Worldwide: Estimated 14 to 21 Days


In October of 2021 USPS slow mail delivery on First Class Mail and other services. Please be aware of possible delays by all carriers at peak times such as holidays. Below are some links that can be helpful in identifying delivery times to your location, holiday schedules, and possible delays by the 2 most common carriers we use, USPS and UPS.

USPS Service Alerts

USPS Holiday and Event Schedule

UPS Service Alerts

UPS Holiday Schedule

UPS Ground Shipping Time Map

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