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Hi Folks!

I'm afraid this issue needs almost immediate attention: the alternator in my car is rather loud. Seems as if I should renew some bearings...

It's a standard Delco according to an Australian RR-geek. I didn't look whether I have a 45 or 75 Ah alternator fitted, but I assume it's a 75. Where could I get an exchange NOS part? Or would GM/Vauxhall/Opel Vectra alternator do the job?

I'd simply like to know what kind of new part I could put into my Silver Spur.


Greets, JimKnopf
 

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I believe it is a Delco unit, but are you sure about the Ah rating? I have a 140Ah alternator in my 88 Spur.
 

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Either way, it will be a fairly standard alternator body. A quick trawl through the local auto electrical services listing in the yellow pages should throw up an alternator specialist. They can just re-furb your own unit with some new bearings. Maybe change the brushes/regulator too and you can be up and running again with a quiet alternator. Its best if you remove the alternator and take it along to them. I guess it will take them a day or so to turn the unit around and return it.

Here's one on www.ebay.co.UK (look up this number 250142355171). This alternator had new bearings and the guy said it cost him £40 from a local auto electrical guy. The alternator is up at £15 at the moment. Does it look like yours? Could you just swap the bearings. I've done it on BOSCH K1 alternators. Its not hard. This Delco may be as easy. Maybe you just need to swap the pulley onto the one listed. Would it fit?

Cheers... Rob.
 

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Bonjour,


I was sent the wrong alternator recently (electrical fitting was not the same as my 13475), meaning I have a spare one.. If you send me the picture of the electrical fitting, I will tell you.






Cheers,


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Hi Fabrice


I think you have the key problem sorted and looks like you have a valet key instead of a master.
On the alternator front I did a fair bit of research last year when rebuilding mine as the price of a new one was ridiculous

You just need to be sure what alternator you have. You will also need a small bearing puller for one of the bearings
I have included a snapshot of the spares for alternator including the bearings, you can rebuild the whole alternator for approx. £50 hope this helps
 

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Hi Fabrice


I think you have the key problem sorted and looks like you have a valet key instead of a master.
On the alternator front I did a fair bit of research last year when rebuilding mine as the price of a new one was ridiculous

You just need to be sure what alternator you have. You will also need a small bearing puller for one of the bearings
I have included a snapshot of the spares for alternator including the bearings, you can rebuild the whole alternator for approx. £50 hope this helps

Bonjour,



thank you for everything I will order all the parts,


That being said I still have that spare alternator, the guy who sent it to me refunded it, and when I asked to ship it back, he just said keep it, meaning I can give away a spare just for the price of transport !! If anyone is in need ;-))


Fabrice
 
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