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Old 06-04-2015, 05:43 PM   #11
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Re: Bigger Amp Alternator

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What will my Ford e350 2008 6.0 diesel current Alternator belt be, 5 or 8 groove belt, please?
Not sure what you are referring to unless it's a gatorback poly v belt? They're supposed to grab the pulley better. Otherwise, just pick up a motorcraft or the NAPA HD green belt and be done with it. They are a PIA to change.
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Old 06-04-2015, 10:16 PM   #12
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Re: Bigger Amp Alternator

It sounds like there are two different belt styles or widths......I have no idea which one is in a 2008 diesel.....
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Old 06-06-2015, 12:01 AM   #13
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Re: Bigger Amp Alternator

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What will my Ford e350 2008 6.0 diesel current Alternator belt be, 5 or 8 groove belt, please?
The part (Goodyear 4081377) is listed as "often bought with" with a tensioner pully which has 8 grooves in the picture, which is dubious I know but nobody seems to be listing technical specs. Without doing additional searching I'm going with 90% certainty that it's 8 groove. If it wasn't raining and midnight I'd go look under the hood of my van
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Old 11-11-2017, 04:38 PM   #14
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Hey there,

I have a 08 Ford e350 4x4. The 5.4 V8.

The oem alternator starts to fail. At least there are things indicating that.

I have a winch, a big agm house battery and a big inverter.

I want / need a stronger one. What alternator would you recommend to me?

All I find at Nations or dcpower is for the 6.0 diesel. Nothing for me.

Any experience with those?
E350 E450 E550 High Output Alternators

Anything I could order via rockauto would be great. They ship to Europe.

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Old 11-11-2017, 06:08 PM   #15
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Hey there,

I have a 08 Ford e350 4x4. The 5.4 V8.

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All I find at Nations or dcpower is for the 6.0 diesel. Nothing for me.
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Interesting. DC Power has high output alternators for the 5.4L in the F150. You may want to send them an e-mail to see if it would fit your van.

https://www.dcpowerinc.com/high-outp...n+V8&year=2008


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Old 11-13-2017, 12:18 PM   #16
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For those interested the DC Power answer:

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We do Make A high output alternator for your vehicle.
We could offer you a 250XP alternator at 599.99
or the 270XP at 629.95. the number represent the amps.
If you have more questions feel free to email us back.

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Old 11-13-2017, 12:45 PM   #17
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How about running a dual alternator setup? I'm lucky my van came with it because one day an alternator died on me but yet I was still able to produce more than enough electricity to keep the van running and get to a destination.
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Old 11-14-2017, 08:21 PM   #18
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I installed a second alternator from Nations with an external regulator. I set the regulator for my lithium battery and kept it separate from the chassis battery. Nations was very helpful.
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Old 11-15-2017, 10:56 AM   #19
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I also have an auxiliary alternator from Nations mated with a Balmar regulator. Nations provided great support!
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