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« on: 27 November 2017, 17:45:02 »

Changed the alternator in my 3.2 today what a barsteward to do with hands the size of dinner plates anyway all done and running good again got the alternator from victoria autoparts on the bay good feedback and good service it looked like new but suspect it was re-built one anyway £78 and year warranty
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Re: Alternator
« Reply #1 on: 27 November 2017, 17:53:51 »

Aye, the top bolt at the rear can be a challenge!

Done a couple now, repaired as per Mark and Kevin's guide on here.
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Re: Alternator
« Reply #2 on: 27 November 2017, 18:32:53 »

Aye, the top bolt at the rear can be a challenge!

Done a couple now, repaired as per Mark and Kevin's guide on here.

I did mine in a field with borrowed tools... Didnít find it to be as bad as I was expecting TBH

Repaired it with instructions from the Master
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Re: Alternator
« Reply #3 on: 27 November 2017, 18:35:19 »

Aye, the top bolt at the rear can be a challenge!

Done a couple now, repaired as per Mark and Kevin's guide on here.

I did mine in a field with borrowed tools... Didnít find it to be as bad as I was expecting TBH

Repaired it with instructions from the Master

He is a clever bugger ..... isn't he  :y :y
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Re: Alternator
« Reply #4 on: 27 November 2017, 18:37:47 »

Aye, the top bolt at the rear can be a challenge!

Done a couple now, repaired as per Mark and Kevin's guide on here.

I did mine in a field with borrowed tools... Didnít find it to be as bad as I was expecting TBH

Repaired it with instructions from the Master

He is a clever bugger ..... isn't he  :y :y

He was quite rude when I started talking about replacing the whole unit instead of repairing it ;D
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Re: Alternator
« Reply #5 on: 27 November 2017, 18:53:14 »

Aye, the top bolt at the rear can be a challenge!

Done a couple now, repaired as per Mark and Kevin's guide on here.

I did mine in a field with borrowed tools... Didnít find it to be as bad as I was expecting TBH

Repaired it with instructions from the Master

He is a clever bugger ..... isn't he  :y :y

He was quite rude when I started talking about replacing the whole unit instead of repairing it ;D

 ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Alternator
« Reply #6 on: 27 November 2017, 18:53:40 »

Quite right too; think of the planet - and your wallet!  :y

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Re: Alternator
« Reply #7 on: 27 November 2017, 21:54:25 »

If the alternator goes in the car I have now then it will be looking for a new owner as I wont be repeating that same task when I replaced the one in my 3.2 end of..
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Re: Alternator
« Reply #8 on: 28 November 2017, 08:36:40 »

Eh, its about 40-50 minutes start to finish for an alternator swap  :y
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Re: Alternator
« Reply #9 on: 28 November 2017, 09:10:15 »

Eh, its about 40-50 minutes start to finish for an alternator swap  :y

About 75-90 minutes including the regulator pack swap if youíve borrowed tools (and put LPG stuff in the general vicinity too ::);)

But that did include tea ;D
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Re: Alternator
« Reply #10 on: 28 November 2017, 10:24:31 »

If the alternator goes in the car I have now then it will be looking for a new owner as I wont be repeating that same task when I replaced the one in my 3.2 end of..

Eh, its about 40-50 minutes start to finish for an alternator swap  :y

I ended up doing it 4 times during my Omega ownership, despite vowing never again after the first time.  ::)

It's actually fairly straight forward, but the first time is a nightmare!  ;)
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Re: Alternator
« Reply #11 on: 28 November 2017, 11:18:24 »

Maybe we need a how to guide......anybody got an Omega ?  ;D
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Re: Alternator
« Reply #12 on: 28 November 2017, 16:00:00 »

Maybe we need a how to guide......anybody got an Omega ?  ;D
Got two thirds of one here :D

But given that a blind monkey scratching its arse could change the alternator in about five minutes flat, it probably won't help ::)
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« Reply #13 on: 28 November 2017, 18:57:01 »

Maybe we need a how to guide......anybody got an Omega ?  ;D

No but I've got a knackered Omega alternator somewhere.  ;D
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Re: Alternator
« Reply #14 on: 28 November 2017, 21:49:24 »

Maybe we need a how to guide......anybody got an Omega ?  ;D
Got two here - An Elite saloon in Star Silver and the project MV6 estate in red. I seem to have used the OOF logo as a buyers guide  ::)



Pity I didn't take photos when I did my alternator regulator.............
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« Reply #15 on: 28 November 2017, 22:03:29 »

Maybe we need a how to guide......anybody got an Omega ?  ;D

 ;D ;D ;D
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« Reply #16 on: 28 November 2017, 22:05:20 »

Can I offer my Roadster for use in doing a starter motor replacement/overhaul?  ::)

I've yet to even see it .....  ;)
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Re: Alternator
« Reply #17 on: 29 November 2017, 10:33:52 »

Can I offer my Roadster for use in doing a starter motor replacement/overhaul?  ::)

I've yet to even see it .....  ;)

Can I use my Plasma cutter?
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Re: Alternator
« Reply #18 on: 29 November 2017, 11:39:32 »

Can I offer my Roadster for use in doing a starter motor replacement/overhaul?  ::)

I've yet to even see it .....  ;)

Can I use my Plasma cutter?

Don't forget your soldering iron to get through the 'bodywork' first..
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Re: Alternator
« Reply #19 on: 29 November 2017, 13:22:10 »

Can I offer my Roadster for use in doing a starter motor replacement/overhaul?  ::)

I've yet to even see it .....  ;)

Can I use my Plasma cutter?

Don't forget your soldering iron to get through the 'bodywork' first..

I was going to say not really, most of it is plastic!  :D
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« Reply #20 on: 29 November 2017, 13:44:07 »

Can I offer my Roadster for use in doing a starter motor replacement/overhaul?  ::)

I've yet to even see it .....  ;)

Can I use my Plasma cutter?

 :P They're great to drive ..... faster round the bends than you'd think   :y
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« Reply #21 on: 29 November 2017, 13:45:17 »

Can I offer my Roadster for use in doing a starter motor replacement/overhaul?  ::)

I've yet to even see it .....  ;)

Can I use my Plasma cutter?

Don't forget your soldering iron to get through the 'bodywork' first..

I was going to say not really, most of it is plastic!  :D

You're all just jealous  ::)
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Re: Alternator
« Reply #22 on: 29 November 2017, 16:25:34 »

Can I offer my Roadster for use in doing a starter motor replacement/overhaul?  ::)

I've yet to even see it .....  ;)

Can I use my Plasma cutter?

Don't forget your soldering iron to get through the 'bodywork' first..

I was going to say not really, most of it is plastic!  :D

You're all just jealous  ::)
I am. I just wish my 3d printer was bigger, so I could print one out :P
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Re: Alternator
« Reply #23 on: 29 November 2017, 20:33:58 »

At least it wonít rust away.
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« Reply #24 on: 29 November 2017, 20:50:43 »

It might melt on a hot day though.
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« Reply #25 on: 29 November 2017, 20:55:17 »

Can I offer my Roadster for use in doing a starter motor replacement/overhaul?  ::)

I've yet to even see it .....  ;)

Can I use my Plasma cutter?

Don't forget your soldering iron to get through the 'bodywork' first..

I was going to say not really, most of it is plastic!  :D

You're all just jealous  ::)

I find the Smart a really odd little car to work on (not just cos they are weird) but the easy jobs are hard (like front coil spring... why make the knuckle sit half way up the shock body so I have to remove everything to get it knocked down) yet the bigger jobs I've found have been simples (driveshaft oil seal...looked a right git but two shocker bolts and four for that odd support member, a bit of wiggling and it was out).

That said I've removed the dash in one just to get to drivers speaker that had blown.... why couldn't "Smart" put in a plastic speaker cover that pops out to reveal the speaker???? So annoyed I was with that job and the customer for having the audacity to bring the sh*t box to me I took it upon myself to purposely swap the clock and rev counter dials round to be of annoyance  ;D
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« Reply #26 on: 30 November 2017, 11:20:02 »

Can I offer my Roadster for use in doing a starter motor replacement/overhaul?  ::)

I've yet to even see it .....  ;)

Can I use my Plasma cutter?

Don't forget your soldering iron to get through the 'bodywork' first..

I was going to say not really, most of it is plastic!  :D

You're all just jealous  ::)

I find the Smart a really odd little car to work on (not just cos they are weird) but the easy jobs are hard (like front coil spring... why make the knuckle sit half way up the shock body so I have to remove everything to get it knocked down) yet the bigger jobs I've found have been simples (driveshaft oil seal...looked a right git but two shocker bolts and four for that odd support member, a bit of wiggling and it was out).

That said I've removed the dash in one just to get to drivers speaker that had blown.... why couldn't "Smart" put in a plastic speaker cover that pops out to reveal the speaker???? So annoyed I was with that job and the customer for having the audacity to bring the sh*t box to me I took it upon myself to purposely swap the clock and rev counter dials round to be of annoyance  ;D

Swapping a water pump isn't the most straight forward of jobs either (Roadster ... not Fortwo) 6 or 7 M6 bolts  but you need to lever the engine up & down slightly to get to some of them.
As for a spark plug change! 3 are a piece of p*** to get to, the other 3 needs all the rear panels removing  ???
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« Reply #27 on: 30 November 2017, 13:04:17 »

Can I offer my Roadster for use in doing a starter motor replacement/overhaul?  ::)

I've yet to even see it .....  ;)

Can I use my Plasma cutter?

Don't forget your soldering iron to get through the 'bodywork' first..

I was going to say not really, most of it is plastic!  :D

You're all just jealous  ::)

I find the Smart a really odd little car to work on (not just cos they are weird) but the easy jobs are hard (like front coil spring... why make the knuckle sit half way up the shock body so I have to remove everything to get it knocked down) yet the bigger jobs I've found have been simples (driveshaft oil seal...looked a right git but two shocker bolts and four for that odd support member, a bit of wiggling and it was out).

That said I've removed the dash in one just to get to drivers speaker that had blown.... why couldn't "Smart" put in a plastic speaker cover that pops out to reveal the speaker???? So annoyed I was with that job and the customer for having the audacity to bring the sh*t box to me I took it upon myself to purposely swap the clock and rev counter dials round to be of annoyance  ;D

Swapping a water pump isn't the most straight forward of jobs either (Roadster ... not Fortwo) 6 or 7 M6 bolts  but you need to lever the engine up & down slightly to get to some of them.
As for a spark plug change! 3 are a piece of p*** to get to, the other 3 needs all the rear panels removing  ???

 ;D ;D ;D precisely my point Andy. The simple stuff is difficult!

I remember doing those plugs and I broke two ignition wires as well at the same time. That was a bad day. I blame the fact that they'd never come off as other garages probably had never done them as they knew they were difficult! I'd never blame my ham fisted approach at all  :-\ :-\ ;D ;D
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Re: Alternator
« Reply #28 on: 30 November 2017, 14:46:44 »

Having just spent 2 hours crammed in the front cockpit of a Yak52 changing an air valve(4 screws, 3 air pipes and a knob) and another 15minutes at the bench swapping the fittings over, I think you're all a bunch of whingers ;D
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