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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Ancel, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. Ancel

    Ancel Copenworld Newbie

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    Hi, I've just joined today and yes it's because I have a problem!
    My alternator has failed, the Daihatsu garage wants nearly £600 for a new one but, online I can get one for £150!
    However, I need to know if it's the 50 or 70 amp version that I need?
    It's a lovely grey 2009 1300cc version.
    Hope someone can help?
    Many thanks
    Gareth
     
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  2. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    Worcester, UK
    Car(s):
    Nissan Cube Kaizen
    Hi Gareth, welcome to Copenworld.
    Sorry I don't know the answer to your question. I thought looking at eBay auctions might help, but it seems a 50amp & 70amp are being offered for the 1.3 engine.

    This auction on eBay is for an alternator for the 1.3 engine. It states within the detail it is 70 amp.
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Denso...Make:Daihatsu|Model:Copen&hash=item2c77ac260b

    Part Number DAN976
    Belt Pulley R 55mm
    Additional information: number of ribs - 4 , pulleys - with multi-belt pulley , vehicle main current - for vehicles with 12V main current , rated voltage - 14 V, new part - , alternator charge current - 70 A

    However checking another auction for a 1.3 alternator gives the details of a 50 amp version.
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DAIHATSU-...arts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item337045e92d

    Manufaturer : AUTOELECTRO
    Make/Model : DAIHATSU / Copen
    Engine Size : 1.3
    Amp : 50A
    Connections : Stud (B+) & 2 T - Spade Block
    Fan & Pulley Type : (I) Fan PV4 Pulley
    Fixing Points : 2 Fixing Holes
    Part Number : AEK1894

    If it was me I'd take a punt on on the 70amp Denso manufactured version in the first auction.
     
  3. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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  4. DaG

    DaG Copenworld Guru

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    Location:
    Sunderland
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    Take it to an alternator and starter motor repair specialist in your area.
    I had an alternator pack in a few years back, so I took it off and took it to a repair place. They refurbished it and I had no further problems for the time I owned the car. They did it in a couple of hours as well and as the alternator was easy to remove I was only off the road for one morning. The car was a bit rare so this was my easiest and by a long way the cheapest option.
     
  5. Nathan126

    Nathan126 Copenworld Newbie

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    Isle of Wight
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    Daihatsu Copen 660
    Hi, i had the same problem with my old 126 and took it to a professional repair guy. He repaired it for a fraction of the price of a new one. As DaG said, its worth looking to see if there are any near you :)
     
  6. dunf

    dunf Copenworld Regular

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    Location:
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    probably interchangeable. According to the manual theres no difference to the engine mounting point or the alternator belt type or length so I would go for the 70amp. Especially if its cheaper.
     
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