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In looking at the diagrams for this engine along with viewing some other technical information it looks as though you have to remove the flywheel in order to get at a third bolt that holds the starter on. Very poor design if I say so. You might see if you can get a look in behind the solenoid and see if the bolt goes in from the outside it is really hard to tell from what I see in the diagrams but there is a third mount bolt in the starter.