Changing an alternator in a pub car park - any tips?

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Post by Kitch » Thu Mar 08, 2007 6:06 pm

Its not just about racing....we have superior front brakes and anti roll bars.

I believe this is the solution to Oscar's issue.

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu Mar 08, 2007 6:17 pm

Ahh, I see :? . Anyway, I was only kidding. I'd love a good 16v one day.

But back on topic, I saw Oscar's car and it's nice. Too good to burn. Anyway I want to go back to that pub so I don't think torching it is an option :lol:
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Post by Kitch » Thu Mar 08, 2007 6:25 pm

:lol:

Seriously though, surely two fully charged batterys would get it back? I've gone for about 25miles with no alternator......but also no heater, radio, lights, wipers etc etc

The engine cut out when I turned the wipers on after a while :oops:

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Post by Stinkwheel » Thu Mar 08, 2007 7:07 pm

A diesel engine wont cut out at all, they need a system in place to stop them anyway. I relon a fully charged battery would get you home no porblems. Maybe carry a second just in case.

Thats what id do.
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Post by Kitch » Thu Mar 08, 2007 7:12 pm

Thats true, I had a petrol....but diesels NEED a power supply to stop due to the solenoid don't they? So as long as you don't stall you're ok :lol:

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Post by tom » Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:39 pm

Re Ken's comment about spanner sizes, he is probably right.
Re Kitch's comment about superior anti-roll bars, these are in fact the same as fitted to the turbo Diesel estate cars which, being style icons, demonstrate the true winners in life. I have nothing against the 16V but few win anything except repair bills.

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Post by Kitch » Thu Mar 08, 2007 11:08 pm

tom wrote:Re Ken's comment about spanner sizes, he is probably right.
Re Kitch's comment about superior anti-roll bars, these are in fact the same as fitted to the turbo Diesel estate cars which, being style icons, demonstrate the true winners in life. I have nothing against the 16V but few win anything except repair bills.
Oh I see. How much was it you just spent on your TZD Tom? :wink:

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Post by Oscar » Fri Mar 09, 2007 8:54 am

I don't WANT to bring it home. It's much easier to do it in a nice quiet car park than on the side of a narrow terraced street.

Philip, thanks for the indirect moral support. Makes me feel more kindly disposed to the TZD to hear someone else's opinion on it. Wait till I get the Scooby-type bonnet scoop....
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Post by RichardW » Fri Mar 09, 2007 9:23 am

The good thing about doing it in a pub carpark is that when it starts raining, or it all just gets too hard you can just say "F**k it", slam the bonnet, and go in for a pint :lol: After which it will seem all that much easier and better :wink:

Edit: Given my inabilty to type this morning, you'd think I'd already been in the pub :roll: I wish :twisted:
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Post by docchevron » Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:05 pm

Kitch wrote:
tom wrote:Re Ken's comment about spanner sizes, he is probably right.
Re Kitch's comment about superior anti-roll bars, these are in fact the same as fitted to the turbo Diesel estate cars which, being style icons, demonstrate the true winners in life. I have nothing against the 16V but few win anything except repair bills.
Oh I see. How much was it you just spent on your TZD Tom? :wink:
Are they Tom?? I was certain that the rear roll bars on valvers were infact unique to valvers, since either end of the bar is splined rather than just a flat face held to the arm with a clamp and two 13mm bolts...
Or at least thats how they've been on every valver I've ever seen or owned, and I've had a few Breaks too, and they aint had splined rear ARB's..

Have to agree with Kitch here, valvers are for the win!!! :D


Oh, and diesel stop solonoids require a 12v supply to keep the fuel running! So, even with no battery at all, a XUD will run all day if you remove the solonoid, then remove the plunger, refit the solonoid body and jump start.

Although, I'd personally have 20 pints before contemplating fitting an alternator, ya know, a lubricated mind is a happy mind!!
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Post by meep » Fri Mar 09, 2007 9:06 pm

Did mine recently, fairly sure it's a 21mm underneath...

I just changed the brush pack on mine, so I didn't need to take it out although I did anyway.

Yes it was a bit annoying to think it could've been an easy 10min job, but I wanted to make sure there wasn't anything else wrong with it...

Also, see my reply in t'other thread :)