…some melted plastic, a cooked alternator and a ride home on the back of a truck.I was about 200 miles from home. Drove it for a while on the battery but it soon went flat. Car is now at the dealer’s waiting a new alternator.You have been warned — alternators fail soon after 8000 miles!Doh!regardsMike
Mine lasted 21K miles, but others (like Mike Turner) have had theirs fail much earlier [image]http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/images/icons/frown.gif[/image]IIRC an exchange was about ï¿½80, so it wasn’t too painfull!!
Were there stories of alternators that weren’t attached properly and heat shields for them…? Are these contributing factors.
83 manDid you have the silver ducting pipe connected from the o/s engine vent onto the alternator?Mike
quote:Originally posted by miketurn:Did you have the silver ducting pipe connected from the o/s engine vent onto the alternator?MikeNo I didn’t but my car has A/C and the alternator is mounted high up. I don’t think these (A/C cars) get the ducting do they?Mike
quote:Originally posted by 83man:I don’t think these (A/C cars) get the ducting do they?I think you’re right, but that hasn’t stopped miketurn from doing his own mod - http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/Forum1/HTML/000976.html (see link at the bottom)
Thanks. I haven’t got my car back yet but when I do I might try something like this.Mike