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Alternator renewal / upgrade

Discussion in 'busters-photo-tour-landrover-repairs' started by bustersbus, Jan 17, 2010.

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  1. bustersbus

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    Alternator renewal or upgrade fur a bigger one.

    Ah noticed that my battery light wouldn’t go off after ah started the bus until ah gave it some revs. Also noticed that the volt meter would only go up as far as 12 volts (sometimes less) when first startin’. Once the bus was started and runnin’ the meter was readin’ around 13-14 volts.

    Anyways, once ah took the alternator off the white bus ah set about takin’ the one off the green bus.

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    It’s quite an easy job tae do.

    Furst ah disconnected the battery….

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    then removed the air filter box and turbo hoses tae get at the alternator…

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    then ah loosened the adjustin’ strap bolt…

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    and removed the bolt from the alternator end…

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    next ah removed the back and front bolts holdin’ the alternator on…..

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    took the belt off the pulley…

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    and removed the alternator….

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    This is what has just come off…

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    Ah noticed that the connector was a plug type which was different tae the Lucas one so cut it off and stuck some ring connectors on….

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    (this is what the Lucas one looked like when ah took it out of the white bus)…

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    Then it’s just a case of stickin’ the new one in, loosely tighten the bolts, stick the belt back on, carefully use a lever to set the tension on the belt, tighten the bolts up, then stick the turbo hoses etc back on and reconnect the battery.
    Here’s some photies of it goin’ back in…

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    Ah started the bus up and the battery light didn’t stay on. Also noticed that the volt meter was nearer to 15 volts just on tick over. Then ah just checked the belt again to make sure nothin’ had slipped….

    And that’s it, job done ;) :D
     
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