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Cobbler's's "tales of relatively old vans" - Alternator ID ?


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#301 OFFLINE   Dave_Q

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 08:06 AM

That shit is super satisfying, stripped an old alarm out the now duganabecorporation Impreza.

Scotchloks, leccy tape, £shop grade bullet connectors, seemingly the only connection method the 90s/00s alarm fitting industry didn't use was a soldering iron.

Also related, when I got this Multipla the PO had installed all sorts of extra LED lights, a permanent Nokia charger and so on. Stripping it all out was very theraputic, a bit like when you pick a fairly old scab to reveal the new skin.
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09 Fiat Multipla

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too many pushbikes (apparently)


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 08:39 PM

Changed the oil and batteries yesterday, drama free apart from finding most of the oil running down the street this afternoon.

 

I've just won a set of brand new Vivaro steels with continental tyres off eBay for £190 which was a lot cheaper than a set of really really shit tyres for these wheels - Let's hope they fit! I've just got to drive to Bury to collect them tomorrow.


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Posted 13 August 2018 - 11:32 AM

Well, I'm a fucking fanny. They changed the PCD of vivaros in 2014, so these wheels won't fit.

I'm thinking of getting a set of these:
https://rover.ebay.c...tm/302829010485

As I like camping in winter and I've nearly been stuck a few times. Or should I just get a set of cheapo normal tyres and stop fannying about?

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 12:15 PM

I'd say they're a bit extreme, they'll be really noisy and possibly not very nice to drive on. What pcd and offset are the wheels?

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 12:17 PM

5x118 et 55, same as most iveco and French /Italian vans.

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 12:32 PM

https://rover.ebay.c...tm/332720718689
So something like this would make tyre shopping easier?

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 04:48 PM

Well, I'm a fucking fanny. They changed the PCD of vivaros in 2014, so these wheels won't fit.

I'm thinking of getting a set of these:
https://rover.ebay.c...tm/302829010485

As I like camping in winter and I've nearly been stuck a few times. Or should I just get a set of cheapo normal tyres and stop fannying about?


At the price I may have a set of 6 for the winter! They'll be ok I would think.

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 04:50 PM

Actually how many do you need I have a part worn 185 14C in Chesterfield you can have if it will help out, may be very old but still round.

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 07:18 PM

My tyres have all got plenty of tread, but they're all just so old and hard they're deadly. I've been meaning to get some for ages but a near head-on with a HGV (his fault) on Friday has really kicked my arse into gear!

 

He'd got no stock of them Event ML698s in the end, apparently theyre a knockoff of a BFG or something and drive pretty well.

In the end I just ordered a set of budget 185/14s, they'll be alright.



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Posted 14 August 2018 - 08:48 AM

They've got to be better than the ones that are currently fitted, they do have a certain 'adventurous charm'*.

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 11:15 AM

In the end I just ordered a set of budget 185/14s, they'll be alright.

 

Are they up to taking the weight?



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Posted 14 August 2018 - 11:21 AM

Yeah, I got commercial ones, 102/100 rated

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 08:54 PM

Got the tyres fitted today, it feels smoother and nicer to drive but I'm 100% sure that's all in my head. The true test will come when I try and stop in the wet. If you never hear from me again then these are about the same as the old ones.

 

I put two new belts on it - one for the waterpump and one for the alternator. The waterpump belt was flapping around - there's no tensioner for it. The new belt was just as bad as the old one - turns out some people reckon a 925 fits, but really you need an 895.

 

The alternator has repaid me for this by starting to whine and grumble like a bastard, despite the belt being fairly loose still.

 

It's always been on the cards for replacement - even with dead good wiring it's never topped 35A charging current, and it really gets incredibly hot doing that.

 

But what is it from? I could take it off and refurb it at work, but I've not got the time and I'd rather just spend £70 on a good one, ideally an upgrade to 90A/110A  if possible (I think this is supposed to be 50A) I've not had a lot of luck finding a decent part number for what's actually on the van to allow me to trawl through catalogues and HC cargos website to make any sense of it.

 

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Anyone recognise it? The engine has Peugeot roots, 505 etc.

 

 

Also the wiper motor has decided to just make clonking noises whenever the ignition is turned on. I think the park switch could be smegged up, I'll have a go at repairing that. New ones are only £35 but I'm not sure they'll be any good.


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Posted Today, 01:00 PM

After 65 miles, this alternator really is grumbling, I must have dislodged some schmutz when braying it the other day.

 

I did some googling and a ~2000 ish Ducato alternator will fit with a few washers and is 70-90A. 

The wiper motor off the same van will fit.

(As would the wheels and tyres.)

 

Gears start turning in my head - My mates dad had one of these and he's just bought a new van.

 

 "Alex, has your dad still got that old van?"

"No, scrapped it yesterday"

 

FFS!



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Posted Today, 02:17 PM

The alternator is a valeo nee Motorola one. As used on lots of French stuff at the time. But there are also a myriad of different bracket / pulley options.

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Posted Today, 05:17 PM

Yeah, it seems this particular one is shared with the 504 and 505 etc, but other than that, nothing. I suppose I might be able to make a bitsa from one, but there's so many different variations and manufacturers I reckon I'd have to be pretty lucky to find stuff that fits together.

 

I'm going to try and find a higher amperage Ducato one, seeing as they're all roughly the same price to buy I might as well have 140A as 70A.

That said I'm a little bit worried about a single V belt being up to the task, so I might settle for 70A if one comes up cheap.



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Posted Today, 05:31 PM

Yes, 70A would be a good max for the single v belt, more and you'd be risking belt slip.
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