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Author Topic: Alternator  (Read 2391 times)

Offline djdigitald

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« on: August 13, 2013, 01:33:05 PM »
Just come back from a week in Bude with the camper. Towed down there really well, it was my first time and the how to on here for towing etc... was invaluable in getting the Alhambra setup.

Anyway, while I was down there the Alternator packed up! Got a couple of quotes and it was going to cost roughly 400 fitted so I decided to have a go at it myself. Found a GSF Car Parts who had one in stock and changed it in their Car Park. Took roughly 2 hours and only cost be 168 after the cost of my old one was taken off the bill. My hands, arms and even my head are bruised and battered but I am well chuffed that I managed to do it myself.  ;D
Seat Alhambra 2000 Facelift 1.8 20v Turbo

Offline Grant2012

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Re: Alternator
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2013, 06:47:45 PM »
Nice! Took me 4 hours but then it was raining and in the dark!! Must remember to renew the AA ha!
East Essex Aviation Society

Offline Mirez

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Re: Alternator
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2013, 04:37:38 PM »
Good work Dan! And a substantial saving as well, albeit at the cost of a chuck of holiday :)

How'd it fail? Pulley Seized or something else?
03 Ford Galaxy 1.9 TDI 115 Ghia in Spruce Green Metallic
With cream leather interior, Full Bodykit, Remapped at 145bhp, Lowered on 18's
14 VW Tiguan 2.0 TDI 177 AWD R-Line in Deep Black Pearl
With panoramic sunroof, bi-xenon headlights remapped at 205bhp.
08 Ford Transit 2.2 TDI 115 in Frozen White
With retrofitted everything except another slidey door! :)

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Offline djdigitald

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Re: Alternator
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2013, 10:18:31 AM »
No idea to be honest. The Battery light came on in the dash, I managed to get to a Petrol station just as all electronic systems  started to close down. Called the RAC and when the guy came out he checked the Battery voltage and that was fine, the Alternator was about 6 volts or something like that and it wasn't charging the battery.
Seat Alhambra 2000 Facelift 1.8 20v Turbo


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