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    Matthew observed the relative scarcity of the problem - battery showing adequate voltage yet unable to sustain a load - in that in his experience, he has seen this less than a handful of times in the last decade.

    Let this be a lesson to all of us.

    It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so. A. Lincoln

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    I tried a generic starter on my 1978 R80/7 with no luck. BMW starter was $28.15 from dealer. Since this will probably still be functioning some 30 years past my trip to the graveyard, its money well spent. Good luck with yours.
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    I doubt you're going to get OEM functionality with a relay from NAPA. The OEM relay has internal features/diodes that the over-the-counter relay isn't going to have. Get the right relay or dig inside the current one and see if you can clean it up as others have suggested.

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