Luckily,as few may recall, last august 7th my alternator died on the olds 88, I stole the alternator from the SSEi, now I stole the alternator which was on the olds 88 from the ssei, and now it is on the current ssei.
The alternator that failed was a delco rebuild with less than 8,000 miles on it, have Dealership receipt.
Either way I think I might go with a duralast from AZ. I should add it was a 105AMP and that is what I replaced it with. Odd, my last ssei had a 105, this one came with one and I put another on there.
HOW did it fail...you are going to laugh. The bolt that conects the wire that goes to the battery, well that bolt was loose, like I can spin it all the way around, it should have a wire at the end of it but it appears it broke off. It produced 0 volts over 12.2 which was what the battery was at by the time I got home to do the swap. I did it in 22 minutes, last year it was 18. I had trouble finding a socket to get the far bolt towards the firewall on the ssei.
refer to this post for last years version lol:
from now on I am going to the junkyard and picking up a spare and have tools in the car to change it. Thankfully my voltage light works on the dash.
Finally I am kinda supprised this current on I have on there has lasted so long, with over 1000W RMS in the trunk on the last car and the same setup in this car I figured it would last 6 months. Also keep in mind the ssei had a severe overheating problem.
so what kind should I buy? 140amp delco? or 140 from autozone with a lifetime warranty?