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Old 01-28-2020, 09:56 PM   #11
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Dont get aftrrmarket, get Bosch. I recently upgraded to a 200A bosch (biggest factory option) and it didnt cost much using a 20% off ebay voucher.. Even cheaper than some 90A ones.
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Genuine-...0/323656685512

But did you check if your existing pulley freewheel is ok?
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Will take the alternator off hopefully this weekend, will check the pulley then, and look at a pulley only option.
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A big alternator may be good. But if it charges the house batteries direct you
must be careful that they are capable of accepting a large rate of charge under all normal conditions when flat. Just pointing that out for general information.

As for the belt length. A tape around the pulleys in the correct sequence and holding the tensioner fully back and then fully foward, will give two lengths to use to see a very close correct belt length for the flat multi-rib belts. You should never have to "turn them on" to the pulleys as it risks breaking a cord or the ribs.Usually means that the pulley sequence is incorrect, as had been said or the wrong belt.

Note the special tool to use for the clutch pulley is simple and cheap on ebay and use a rattle gun and should be easy to get off. From memory there are two types and europeans use the other one. I carry mine in the truck !
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Its fairly easy to check the pulley with the alternator installed. I would do that first.
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MW re (Its fairly easy to check the pulley with the alternator installed. I would do that first.)

I am over it, during our trip to Tassie (Dec/Jan)on some hot days ( 35C+)did not run the Air Con because of the belt wobble, wary of a new belt break, and with parts supply in some parts of Tassie not readily available, and a ship to catch back to the mainland, no excuses if you miss the boarding and maybe weeks delay in getting a new berth, when the alternator comes off, if I can change the pulley will do regardless, if not will replace the alternator.
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New Alternator pulley in, running with smaller belt, Air conditioner install next week with normal belt.

Old Pulley on the Alternator was sus.
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Air Conditioner Compressor is in, and fitted a new normal belt and.... no belt wobble and smooth running engine.

Thanks Eric and Owner for your advice and "all" for your comments. As a non mechanic, I still cannot see with a smaller belt not going around the air conditioner compressor, the problem was not evident, but was definitely the alternator pulley.

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