Re: V8 Alternator problem
"Badger" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> "Richard" <NO.SPAM@AT.NOSPAM.co.uk> wrote in message
> > What does the alternator look like? Is it not a Lucas one? Any numbers
> > on it?
> > Richard
> > "Rob Hunt" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > news:email@example.com...
> >>I have the following symptoms on a 1984 3.5 V8 90:
> >> Charge light comes on as normal before starting engine, When I start
> >> engine it goes dim but as you rev the engine it gets brighter.
> >> to
> >> the bible it is the main output diode that has gone open circuit. Is
> >> something that
> >> 1. I can do anything about (without complete new Alternator)
> Quite likely, assuming parts are available.
> >> 2. My normal landrover garage can deal with
> Yes, if they are competent and not just "change the broken bit monkeys".
> >> or do i need a specialist auto-electrician to refurb the alternator.
> Might be best solution, at least they know what they are doing and
> give some sort of warranty on their work.
> >> also why does my alternator not look like any of the ones in the manual
> 'Cos it's been replaced at some time??
If the Alternator is getting a bit old, a complete recon is probably worth
it for piece of mind. i had a large diesel alternator completely reconned
about six months ago (cost a little over $200 AUS) and it came back looking
brand new. i reckon you'll probably save in the long run if you get the
whole thing done at once. Just my thoughts anyway, and i dont know what your
alternator wil cost but i can't imagine it will be all that much more.