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Offline giorgio

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« on: June 29, 2008, 06:23:58 pm »
My G is struggling to make 13v. Bristles were cleaned yesterday but to no joy.

VW want some stupid figure, and GSF list one excluding the G40.

I know there is the upgrade where you use a 90 Amp one of the big block VWs although I don't want the hassle. Discovered a few niggly problems during the remap so time is on a limiting factor.

What do people do for new alternators?

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Re: Alternator
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2008, 07:16:13 pm »
[quote pid=2049 author=giorgio date=1214760238]My G is struggling to make 13v.
What do people do for new alternators?[/quote]

to be honest i think people bite the bullet and bend over at vw mate.

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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2008, 07:19:09 pm »
[quote pid=2051 author=supercharged spaniel date=1214763373][quote pid=2049 author=giorgio date=1214760238]My G is struggling to make 13v.
What do people do for new alternators?[/quote]

to be honest i think people bite the bullet and bend over at vw mate.[/quote]

bullet? £60 is a bullet. £240 is a bloody ars raping  :(

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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2008, 07:22:03 pm »
you might be able to get yours rebuilt.  I know Dan Knight got one done by someone in huddersfield, it was a lot cheaper than buying new.  Speak to a local auto-electrician about it.
« Last Edit: June 29, 2008, 07:22:21 pm by hayesey »

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« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2008, 07:31:59 pm »
What makes a G40 one PY specific?

Is there a guide on what wears out. I assume its one/several part(s) that are broken, so in theory they should be fixable.

ETKA has some nice exploded diagrams....I might dismantle my spare GT one and see if a repair is possible

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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2008, 08:04:32 pm »
[quote pid=2052 author=giorgio date=1214763549][quote pid=2051 author=supercharged spaniel date=1214763373][quote pid=2049 author=giorgio date=1214760238]My G is struggling to make 13v.
What do people do for new alternators?[/quote]

to be honest i think people bite the bullet and bend over at vw mate.[/quote]

bullet? £60 is a bullet. £240 is a bloody ars raping  :([/quote]

is that what you were quoted?  mate its not that much!  i got a quote recently and it was more like 100-120 mark.  exchange of course.

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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2008, 08:06:10 pm »
[quote pid=2055 author=giorgio date=1214764319]What makes a G40 one PY specific?

Is there a guide on what wears out. I assume its one/several part(s) that are broken, so in theory they should be fixable.

ETKA has some nice exploded diagrams....I might dismantle my spare GT one and see if a repair is possible[/quote]

its the brushes that wear im told...maybe some internal parts are interchangable if you have a good one.  i think the only thing that makes it specific is the mounting plates/case as it is held differewntly isnt it on the charger mount.

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« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2008, 09:09:27 pm »
Hill Mart UK - around a ton for a genuine Bosch item delivered to your door, non-exchange.

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« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2008, 07:58:27 am »
I don't no where my m8 got my band new one from but its was only around 60quid mark!

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« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2008, 10:06:49 am »
[quote pid=2059 author=Andy date=1214770167]Hill Mart UK - around a ton for a genuine Bosch item delivered to your door, non-exchange.[/quote]

Do you have a phone number or address for this place?

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« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2008, 08:41:23 pm »
[quote pid=2079 author=Andy date=1214848851]http://www.alternatormart.co.uk/[/quote]

Got a reply back from them this morning, very efficient, wanting to know the part number of the OE item.

Anybody lend a hand, ETKA is not being useful

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« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2008, 12:24:18 pm »
£96 brand spanking new from my local Dealers  :D

I am so chuffed.

Its £162 list if you were to ring up. Thats on a non-exchange
« Last Edit: July 01, 2008, 12:25:01 pm by giorgio »