In message <firstname.lastname@example.org>
"NTC Chris" <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hi all
> my alternator needs replacing and I would prefer to upgrade while I am
> spending the money anyway.
> My question is, is there a 'straight-swap' alternator for the STC229 I
> have (Magneti Marelli 45A I think) which will literally go straight on
> in place of this but provide more amps?
> I have heard a fairly reliable source mention that a 200Tdi one at 65A
> is a direct replacement, but I think that the connections might be
> different? If this is true, how difficult is it to do and what's
> involved? As you have guessed I am no auto electrician!
> Please can anyone help before I buy the wrong item?
I assume you mean
RTC5680 Alternator - 65A - Screw On Terminals - Defender 200Tdi/2.5P/2.5D
as the description implies, it has eyelets for connection instead of
the plug - not impossible to modify.
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