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      07-05-2011, 02:01 PM   #68
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Originally Posted by chmura View Post
Hybrids do not have a traditional starter like non-hybrids. The electric dc motor just spins the engine over to start it. Not a regular starter. Thus that is why we have not heard of starter failures in the Prius.

M3 on the other hand most likely does use a traditional starter since its a non-hybrid.
Having thought about this you are correct. However, that does not mean that the M3 and other "Auto-start-stop" BMWs don't have some sort of heavy duty starter motor in them. Does anyone know for sure?
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