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View Poll Results: My bonneville has eaten ___ alternators that I know of!
None that I know of 13 39.39%
1 6 18.18%
2 5 15.15%
3 3 9.09%
4 5 15.15%
5 1 3.03%
6 or more (time to buy an extension cord for long commutes) 0 0%
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Old 09-10-2003, 09:11 PM   #41
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I thought that I remember some of the 92s coming with a 140-amp alternator? Don't remember why...
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And my 93, but I don't know if it was stock. At 70k when I bought it, it'* likely.
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The "BONNEVILLE STOCK ALTERNATOR MURDER MYSTERY"... well no murder... but quite a MYSTERY
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33 killed alternators out of 25 voters.
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I guess the ONLY good thing about our alternators is that they are relatively inexpensive to replace (compared to almost all the imports) AND the R&R(Remove & Replacement) time is also pretty painless.
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I guess the ONLY good thing about our alternators is that they are relatively inexpensive to replace (compared to almost all the imports) AND the R&R(Remove & Replacement) time is also pretty painless.
I agree.. and the new ones are shiiiiiiiney *gets drawn towards the shimmering gold pulley*
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when i start the car at night the lights come on ofcourse but at idel if i rev it up the lights get brighter then it drops to about 800 rpm and the car starts to missfire, the light dim out then the car revs its self up to 1500 and the lighs brighten up. It doesnt run rough all the time only sometimes, i just replaced the MAF sensor its getting a bit better milage but it still runs the same as usual..uneven at idel usually. I just tested the charging system, with the car off it holds 12.36 volts and with the car running and the headlights on its at 14.55 volts so i think its safe to say its fine.
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AND the R&R(Remove & Replacement) time is also pretty painless.
Especially if you just install the thing with wingnuts, since you'll be replacing it again next Tuesday anyway...

(Now on #4 and counting!)
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Especially if you just install the thing with wingnuts, since you'll be replacing it again next Tuesday anyway...

(Now on #4 and counting!)
Damn! Don't over tighten that wingnut! LOL! Some of you have replaced the Alternators more times than I have had a flat tire. Maybe next to the spare tire they should have a spare alternator...with a spare wingnut, of course!!!
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Hey Don, I just thought of something. 92 listed a 140 if it had a heated ws? My 93 has a heated ws

That was probably the stock 140.
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