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hi guys

my alternator is gone

seen on the cross reference list that there are some good alternatives from BMW

are they bolt on or do i have to change

are there other alternatives or does somebody have a spare

rens


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Mine went a few years back.

Generally, it's just the brushes that go, so it's worth seeing if anywhere local will fix it for you.

The Lotus alternator is a 'double poled' type, I seem to remember, so it is slightly specific to our car.

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I gave been welding but didn't disconnect the battery :lol:

alternator is gone now

it's rather a big one (90 amps) and specific

hoping they can fix it (it didn't seem like that this morning)

otherwise i'm in need for a replacement

rens


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I bolted on the Bosch unit, EZ, rens somebody with your background could do it in your sleep . . . no problem. Finding the right bolt to connect it was the only issue, and that was not that big a deal. I did have to add a washer to the mounting to make it line up better. But it has worked fabulously. I also tried the fan on the bosch and the fan on the VALEO . . .the bosch seems to run a bit louder, but not that bad. I would venture a guess that it probably runs cooler too . . . you can pick up the bosch for not that much money, I got one on fleebay for $55 or so. . . . I used the fan and pulley from the bosch made the job that much easier . . .

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just picked it up today

the diode bridge was loose

they fitted a new one and tested it

everything OK

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