Category:
customize
new topic join search today help faq
home
login
Author
Message Text For:
alternator spec
[ FORUMS : THREADS : REFRESH : NEXT THREAD ]
Posts: 9Registered: Jun 2004
New Dino
Junior Member


Sunday, June 27, 2004 9:41 AM

Print this thread View thread in raw text format

Hi Everyone,

I notice that the alternator of 246 GT (euro spec) is smaller than the one on 246 GTS (US spec) because US spec car equip air pump and connect with alternator.

My question is" Could I use the alternator of 246 GT on the GTS. Does it fit and does it work with air pump.

Many thanks!

Vincent



Reply
Quote
Top
Bottom
Next
Previous
Posts: 1202Registered: Dec 2001
BillBadurski
FCA Technical Chairman


Monday, June 28, 2004 6:10 PM

Print this thread View thread in raw text format

Should cause no problem.

-------------------------
William V. Badurski
FCA Technical Chairman


Reply
Quote
Top
Bottom
Next
Previous
Posts: 4Registered: Dec 2007
ssjsolomon
Junior Member


Saturday, July 19, 2008 9:51 PM

Print this thread View thread in raw text format

I had my US-spec 246 GTS alternator rebuilt last fall. The unit was NOS, bought in 2004 to replace the original alternator that was not rebuildable. Between 2004 and 2007 I had no problems. I have less than 500 miles from the rebuild, and today it failed again (warning light on, ammeter in the negative zone, fuses all Ok). What could cause recurrent alternator failures? These parts are hard to come by and getting really expensive, not to mention the labor costs for the install. I've been using a solid-state regulator made by Marelli instead of the original mechanical (red) regulator since 2004.

Anyone have similar problems? Will any other alternators fit the US-spec Dino? Thanks




Reply
Quote
Top
Bottom
Next
Previous
Posts: 1202Registered: Dec 2001
BillBadurski
FCA Technical Chairman


Saturday, July 19, 2008 10:30 PM

Print this thread View thread in raw text format

Before determining the alternator is at fault, consider the regulator. You can bypass the regulator and give the alt. field voltage to see what the ammeter does. If that moves the needle positive, the regulator is at fault. I've had as many problems with the solid state regulator as the old red plastic box type.

-------------------------
William V. Badurski
FCA Technical Chairman


Reply
Quote
Top
Bottom
Next
Previous
Posts: 1202Registered: Dec 2001
BillBadurski
FCA Technical Chairman


Saturday, July 19, 2008 10:33 PM

Print this thread View thread in raw text format

A Delco internal regulator alternator can be used, but it means modifying the bracket and tensioner. These work perfectly, but cost points if you show the car. For me... I used the Delco and never had a charging problem again (on a Daytona).

-------------------------
William V. Badurski
FCA Technical Chairman


Reply
Quote
Top
Bottom
Next
Previous
[ FORUMS : THREADS : REFRESH : NEXT THREAD ]

FuseTalk 2.2 - Copyright © 1999-2001 e-Zone Media Inc. All rights reserved.