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BorgWarner introducing replacement switch for Delco Remy starters

Debuting in the Delco Remy 39MT™ heavy-duty starter, BorgWarner’’s new Smart Integrated Magnetic Switch (IMS) protects the starter from six damaging system failures, provides drop-in replacement and offers a stronger warranty over conventional starters.Debuting in the Delco Remy 39MT™ heavy-duty starter, BorgWarner’’s new Smart Integrated Magnetic Switch (IMS) protects the starter from six damaging system failures, provides drop-in replacement and offers a stronger warranty over conventional starters.

BorgWarner announced today that it will be introducing a drop-in replacement switch for Delco Remy heavy-duty starters that offers greater system protection.

The Smart Integrated Magnetic Switch, an aftermarket solution designed for Class 6-8 trucks and other equipment using the Delco Remy 39MT starter, will be unveiled at the inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle Show next week in Atlanta.

The drop-in switch, which does not require any additional vehicle wiring, features six electronic functions designed to protect the starter from potential damage caused by system or operator error.

“Due to this extensive protection, the 39MT starter with Smart IMS offers a more robust warranty than conventional starters,” BorgWarner states in its press release.

In case of click-no-crank, an engagement monitor automatically retries the starter without operator intervention to avoid overheating the solenoid. Rapid re-engagement lockout prevents damage to the pinion and ring gear, running engine lockout averts failures from engagement with a running engine, and low-voltage lockout avoids overcranking and solenoid chatter. Time-limited crank also prevents overcranking, and auto-disengage at engine start avoids extended overruns. These functions combine to increase the life of the starter and engine while improving the driver’s experience.

“BorgWarner’s No. 1 replacement starter in the aftermarket has built a strong reputation for quality and dependability. With our new Smart IMS technology, the Delco Remy branded 39MT starter now offers protection for a wide range of potentially damaging system issues, drop-in replacement plus a more robust warranty,” said Randy Andis, director, commercial vehicle aftermarket, BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems.

“Our patent-pending technology is designed to improve overall durability and reliability by specifically preventing failures caused by the system or operator. With virtually zero click-no-cranks, Smart IMS delivers added value and improved customer satisfaction,” Andis continued.