V6 Alternator Upgrade DIY W/ pics

Discussion in 'DIY - Do It Yourself Forum' started by nixed007, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. SykVSyx

    SykVSyx Well-Known Member

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    Can't hold that against you, to go with the new OEM parts.

    Since they are actually still readily available, why not.
     
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    Problem with the scrapyard, or mine at least, is you never know how many miles are on the parts. Assessing visually is all you can do.
     
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    Guess it depends on the reputability of the yard as well, if they are known for carrying decent parts, you can probably rely on what they sell, shady yards will sell whatever, just to make a buck.

    There are a couple here that have pretty good reputations, and fortunately carry all the parts I will be looking to get, so, that's been a plus.
     
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    Hope this helps.
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    Yes, sir. Why not.

    I've been collecting new oem parts, and I recently realized that new parts still age (oxidate?) after the production time, over the course of years, even if they're BNIB. I've been learning to get parts from reputable suppliers that have good inventory management for stocking newly manufactured parts (fresh parts) and be available w/ fair price. (Instead of buying new oem parts randomly from online sellers for cheap.) It's because certain parts, i.e. made in rubber & plastic, have more higher demand to be reproduced / remanufactured because of the associated level of consumption / corrosion. Fresher ones are out there, but poorly old ones can also available for cheap, stocked up, collecting dusts.

    Well, this is of course if you're trying to get most out of the new oem parts you get for fairly an old car I suppose, but this can also reduce the risk of parts' premature failure imo, especially belts 'n hose components. Maybe the risk is low, but I'd like to stay away from taking risks in general. :)
     
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    Looks great. Now get that sucker on there!
     
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    ^ Yeah, it's so shiny and I love it! Yes sir, it'll be done by this Wednesday!
     
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    SO, did they have the new Oddy alternators, because then you could have gotten that as a new OEM part, and it would have been an upgrade.
     
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    ^ The one I got is an oem '01 Oddy's new piece by Denso. I know I've said that "I've been collecting 'new oem parts' for my car", but this particular one is, I should say, not 6gen's oem piece, b/c it's an oem piece for an Oddy. It's just a brand new genuine Denso Oddy alt swap I'm having. Hope I'm not confusing you or anything.

    Well, the bad boy is finally on, but I couldn't be there at the shop today.. Wasn't told any issues or concerns, so I'm sure it's all good to go!
     
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    Ah, ok, so you did get the Oddy one, good call.
     
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    Awesome. I was going to tease ya about not DIY'ing any of that doable work, but when you said you work 6 days a week I totally understand.
     

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