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Best place to buy an alternator? One which doesn't catch fire



Touring_Rob

ClioSport Club Member
Just set off for my MOT - first time driving the car since bolting it all back together.

Power steering pump sounded a little noisy, nothing major.

Got petrol, and while leaving the petrol station the battery light came on, arse - straight home. Half way there smoke is pouring out the bonnet. Engine off doesn't fix it.... no tools.

Got home, pulled battery lead off the car, measuring 0.7ohms across cables, several hundred with alternator disconnected.... so alternator is a hard short.... b****cks.

So - any good recommendations for a good alternator at reasonable money? Euro's are overnight delivery and £180 for a dubious brand, or over £200 for a Lucas....
 

R3k1355

ClioSport Club Member
and Lucas isn't a dubious brand?

Nowhere local that refurbishes them? Often the ones from Euro are exchange anyway, so they've been refurbished as well.
 

Porl

ClioSport Club Member
I got one from @renaultpartsdirect the other month. Wasn't cheap but I'd rather pay someone I can easily send it back to if it was wrong or broke than messing around with ebay sellers. Sod sending the old one back for £20 though, cost that to post it.

And mine died on the way to the MOT too! 🤬
 

Touring_Rob

ClioSport Club Member
Cheers all.

I had a good hunt about and just bought this:


I think this is probably from Renault Wolverhamton. I would have bought from RCP but their website is down for maintenance grrr. My father did point out that its likely just the diode pack which is £20 etcetc. I'll keep my old one as a spare and try to ignore the large money pit my car is.
 

JamesBryan

ClioSport Club Member
  Titanium 182
Cheers all.

I had a good hunt about and just bought this:


I think this is probably from Renault Wolverhamton. I would have bought from RCP but their website is down for maintenance grrr. My father did point out that its likely just the diode pack which is £20 etcetc. I'll keep my old one as a spare and try to ignore the large money pit my car is.

Yeah that is Renault Wolverhampton, always good service from them.
 


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