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Noisy alterator

Denise Cooper
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Denise Cooper PCGB Member
2019/03/14 19:02:20 (permalink)

Noisy alterator

Hello to you all!
I'm new to SC ownership, and club membership, and hoped you may be able to give me a little help?
The alternator on our new pride and joy is a little noisy due to worn bearings...does anyone know of a rebuild kit, or what alternator an 82 car is likely to have?
Don't want to take it apart at the moment, because we want to use it!
Lots of thanks for your time guys!

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Re: Noisy alterator 2019/03/15 07:41:15 (permalink)
Never heard of a DIY kit, we have completely rebuilt units in stock that are exchange so you dont have to have your car off the road waiting for someone to recon your one!
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Re: Noisy alterator 2019/03/15 08:48:23 (permalink)
Welcome to all things PCGB, glad to read you want to get out and drive the car.
should you need this, type911 is a great company, used them over the years. Buy with confidence at keen prices.
the job of replacing the alternator is a bit of a pain, like many jobs are on an aircooled 911, so unless you are handy with spanners, find a good indie close to you.
Replace the fan belt while you are at it imho.
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Re: Noisy alterator 2019/03/15 17:42:27 (permalink)
Yes, I did a trade-in on mine, a few years ago now.  Traders like "Type911" will be able to identify the correct part for you, and a new fanbelt is a good idea.  If you do it yourself be aware that ALL the shims behind the nut/pulley are important because you set the belt tension by moving shims from within the pulley split halves to the outside to tighten the belt, and too few shims will make the belt too tight, which can (perhaps?) cause the alternator bearings to fail prematurely.
Good luck, enjoy, drive safe.
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