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Alternator Reccomendations

Discussion in 'Fuel System & Electrics' started by Timc91, Jan 3, 2019.

  1. Timc91

    Timc91 Member

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    Hi Guys,
    Fairly urgently need an alternator for my 1600 engine. Either within 2 days or 2 weeks. Camping trip planned for this Saturday is pretty much ruined now haha.

    Currently in the northern rivers nsw but anywhere east coast would be ideal.
    So far;
    -Mickmotors are away until Jan 14
    -Das Resto aren’t carrying any
    -Just Kampers have one in stock but aren’t open until January 10 (if anyone has one of these and can vouch that’d be great)

    Thanks for the help! Cheers ✌
     
  2. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Remove yours and get it to an auto electrician......they should be able to rebuild it without too much trouble.
    A Bosch specialist auto elec. would be your best bet.....
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  3. Timc91

    Timc91 Member

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    Thanks for the suggestion I’ll keep that in mind in the future, but it is the crank shaft that is bent and throwing belts off and not an electrical issue. I think I’ll just order from micks and downgrade to a tent for our two week camping trip :(
     
  4. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    mmmmmmmm................... something not right

    Can you post a pic?
    What do you mean by crank?
    A 1600 just has a shaft - is the problem more with the pulleys?
    Crank is down the bottom - is it your bottom pulley that is the problem?

    Also - unless you have some proper spanners you are going to have trouble changing the fan over,
    That is one mother of a nut holding that on inside the shroud and you definitely dont want that coming off.

    No offense to our suppliers - but new alternators are not as good as a rebuilt original.
    What do you have at the moment?
     
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  5. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    What I was thinking x 2 Barry......Crankshaft issue has me baffled.....?
    That nut is best removed with a rattle gun, in my experience,...and then re-torqued appropriately.
    If the fan belt is being thrown, it could be something as simple as incorrect spacer washers between the split pulley on the generator itself.
    ( Learned that the hard way with my son's lowy.....:rolleyes:)
    Good luck, let us know how you go.
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  6. Timc91

    Timc91 Member

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    The kombis at the mechanics and had the carby and breaks all adjusted perfectly.
    He’s tried different belts with different shim combinations and the belts have either been thrown off or twisted.

    The diagnosis was that the crank or shaft in the alternator (not crankshaft I’ve muddled my words up) is bent, it was only until he took the pulleys off he noticed there was a bend there and said it was pretty rare and had seen it maybe 4 times in 30 years.

    Anywho,
    Hopefully I come back from my downgraded camping trip in tents to a smooth sailing bus.
     
  7. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Shim adjustments/ 1600.

    Do you mean a stock 38amp generator.?
    Or does it have an alternator conversion?
     
  8. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    Any photos?

    The aftermarket ones can have pulley problems.
     

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