[s-cars] [s-cars rebuilt alternator

Jerry Scott jerryscott at wispertel.net
Fri Feb 20 09:34:19 PST 2009

Does anyone have a source for buying the brushes only?  Would NAPA have 
these or would I have to go to a motor rebuild shop?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Taka Mizutani" <t44tqtro at gmail.com>
To: "Tom Green" <trgreen at comcast.net>
Cc: "s-car-list" <s-car-list at audifans.com>
Sent: Friday, February 20, 2009 8:37 AM
Subject: Re: [s-cars] [s-cars rebuilt alternator

> I'd get a Bosch rebuilt- Avi Meron's rebuilds are poorly done, based on my
> experience. His attitude and customer service are poor as well.
> The Bosch rebuild that I got from a local foreign parts shop was far far
> nicer in appearance and didn't use any strange parts and truly looked new.
> The "ultranator" was spray-painted, didn't have the internals re-worked 
> and
> used a no-name voltage regulator of questionable origin.
> Taka
> On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 5:04 PM, Tom Green <trgreen at comcast.net> wrote:
>> >
>> I wouldn't get too hung up on the exact part number for the
>> regulator.  A
>> local alternator rebuild shop should have an equivalent.  The ECS part
>> is a satisfactory replacement as is any with the same form factor
>> ( i.e., it
>> fits) and regulates the voltage at 14 to 14.5 volts.  You can replace
>> the
>> brushes if you are good at solder work.
>> For a replacement alternator, I would look for the factory rebuilt
>> Bosch unit,
>> or maybe Bob's suggestion on the ultranator.  If you are a gambler,
>> rockauto.
>> com has a close out Beck Arnley unit cheap.  It is probably a Bosch
>> rebuilt.
>> Tom
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