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I just bought this a week ago. The guy told me it was cold blooded. It started and ran fine after 1min or so. Drive great once warm. Got it home, and it started cranking very slowly. Jumped it with a known good battery, still the same. Ended up burning out the starter solenoid cranking it. Replaced the solenoid. Still cranked slowly. Tapped the starter while cranking and it spun up faster and then would start fine for a couple times before having to tap it again. Replaced the starter and it cranked slowly still with the battery jumper on still. Got an electrical smell from stater and then stopped cranking. I think I burned out the new starter again. But not sure what is causing it. I already checked the battery cables from battery to solenoid and battery to starter and they all ohm out at 0.5 ohm. It looks like I should still clean the ground at the engine. But I know there is not visible corrosion. I think I will try a factory starter this time.