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Old 03-21-2005, 01:16   #1 (permalink)
Bob Hobden
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300tdi Engine problem result

The owner of the dead Disco finally arrived back home and he called to say
he just removed the ancillary belt and the engine started first time so it
was the alternator seized as Mark Draper said. Thank you Mark.
Neither of us can believe it could lock an engine solid but it did, must be
a result of toothed belts as opposed to "V" belts.
regards
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Old 03-21-2005, 01:16   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 300tdi Engine problem result

On or around Sun, 20 Mar 2005 10:45:26 -0000, "Bob Hobden" <me@privacy.net>
enlightened us thusly:

>The owner of the dead Disco finally arrived back home and he called to say
>he just removed the ancillary belt and the engine started first time so it
>was the alternator seized as Mark Draper said. Thank you Mark.
>Neither of us can believe it could lock an engine solid but it did, must be
>a result of toothed belts as opposed to "V" belts.


that belt will drive a 100A alternator, which is nominally 1400W maximum
output. I bet the belt is capable of transmitting several KW, and as such,
would defeat the starter motor which is probably not over 2KW.

not seen a jammed alternator meself, but it could happen.
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Old 03-21-2005, 02:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 300tdi Engine problem result

In message <1asq31dbamtav65g4otat9tmao184mva7l@4ax.com>
Austin Shackles <austinNOSPAM@ddol-las.net> wrote:

> On or around Sun, 20 Mar 2005 10:45:26 -0000, "Bob Hobden" <me@privacy.net>
> enlightened us thusly:
>
> >The owner of the dead Disco finally arrived back home and he called to say
> >he just removed the ancillary belt and the engine started first time so it
> >was the alternator seized as Mark Draper said. Thank you Mark.
> >Neither of us can believe it could lock an engine solid but it did, must be
> >a result of toothed belts as opposed to "V" belts.

>
> that belt will drive a 100A alternator, which is nominally 1400W maximum
> output. I bet the belt is capable of transmitting several KW, and as such,
> would defeat the starter motor which is probably not over 2KW.
>
> not seen a jammed alternator meself, but it could happen.


It's fairly common - one customer just bought a 300Tdi
Discovery for peanuts due to a sized engine....... why
does that never happen to me!

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Old 03-21-2005, 03:01   #4 (permalink)
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In message <3a52htF67fcn6U1@individual.net>, Bob Hobden <me@privacy.net>
writes
>The owner of the dead Disco finally arrived back home and he called to say
>he just removed the ancillary belt and the engine started first time so it
>was the alternator seized as Mark Draper said. Thank you Mark.
>Neither of us can believe it could lock an engine solid but it did, must be
>a result of toothed belts as opposed to "V" belts.
>regards
>Bob.
>
>




Thanks for letting us know.


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Old 03-21-2005, 15:01   #5 (permalink)
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On Mon, 21 Mar 2005 09:25:30 +0000 (UTC), beamendsltd
<beamendsltd@btconnect.com> wrote:

>
>> not seen a jammed alternator meself, but it could happen.

>
>It's fairly common - one customer just bought a 300Tdi
>Discovery for peanuts due to a sized engine....... why
>does that never happen to me!
>


'Seized', as in the alternator had stopped the belt and engine , but
the actual engine was OK?

Lucky b'stard. Or just sneaky.

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Old 03-22-2005, 01:01   #6 (permalink)
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In message <bagu311ufgnhfojhnpvhd8skts3nee3g06@4ax.com>
Colonel Tupperware <big.russ@tesco.net> wrote:

> On Mon, 21 Mar 2005 09:25:30 +0000 (UTC), beamendsltd
> <beamendsltd@btconnect.com> wrote:
>
> >
> >> not seen a jammed alternator meself, but it could happen.

> >
> >It's fairly common - one customer just bought a 300Tdi
> >Discovery for peanuts due to a sized engine....... why
> >does that never happen to me!
> >

>
> 'Seized', as in the alternator had stopped the belt and engine , but
> the actual engine was OK?


Alternator siezed.......

>
> Lucky b'stard. Or just sneaky.
>


Luck for him - unlucky for me, I spent hours on the dammed quotes....

Richard

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