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Old 05-09-2013, 10:24 PM   #1
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Alternator choice/confusion

Ahh the joys!

I get the pleasure of replacing my alt in the rig this weekend and although it is a single alt set up I see no reason why I cannot replace my failing alternator with what the parts shops call the upper alt from a dual alt system.

Both the one I need to replace and my candidate alt are internally controlled (2006) and put out enough power for my needs.

Is there any reason this would not work? The van is a ford 2006 6.0L diesel.

thanks to all!
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Old 05-10-2013, 01:28 PM   #2
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Re: Alternator choice/confusion

I installed a 6G large case alternator from:

http://alternatorparts.com/6g-series-he ... nator.html

Cheaper, runs cooler and is more reliable than a factory 4G small case alternator. It is a direct bolt-in for the stock alternator and available in a variety of outputs. I have the 140A alternator and am happy with it.

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Re: Alternator choice/confusion

Dual alternators are nice but might not fit in all applications. The Starcool in my van prohibits the use of twin alternator in my rig. Also you risk the possibility of one freezing and throwing a belt so there are pros and cons.
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Old 05-11-2013, 02:05 PM   #4
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Re: Alternator choice/confusion

Thanks guys. I am not looking to install dual alternators.

I want to use an alternator that is labeled as the "upper" alt from a dual alt system. I am looking around and a lot of the ones listed at the LPS are either upper or lower from dual applications...I just need a single and think the "upper would work in that capacity.

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I got good service from Adam Nation
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