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Old 10-23-2011, 03:47 AM
amc1957 amc1957 is offline
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Location: Perth, Australia
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I wish I could be sure it is just the voltage regulator but so far no one can confirm this - have sourced one from the states at $100 delivered - have read all the woes on this site from people just changing the VR and then still having to change the alternator.
Have also sourced an Alternator in Aus for $900 but they are quoting it as 180 amps? I am waiting on a response from them re: brand, bosch or valeo - according to RealOEM mine is a Valeo 170 amp so not sure if the Bosch 180 amp is a compatible unit.
Did you remove the front fan etc to access yours or do it from underneath - there is a "how to" on here somewhere but its for the earlier watercooled unit.
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