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Well, coming back from a good Alfa meet and drive yesterday, the message low voltage came up! I thought, well maybe it's just having a typical Alfa hissy fit! Nope, got my battery tested today, all ok, turned lights on asked by the technician, alternator not even producing enough for the meter to read!! Great!! Had a look underneath the car, looks like a right pig to change, anyone got a rough idea of how much to supply and fit a new one? Will be going to an independent, not a main dealer. Only just got her taxed and mot'd last week after being sorned for 2 months!! Typical hey!!
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It's engine out to do it really. Had to do it on the GTA the other month. Budget a few hundred quid for a specialist. On your drive will be pretty much impossible. Give ned at autlusso a bell. He'll sort you out.
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Give Mobitech in Canterbury a call there're close to you, speak to Mick or Ian they will sort it out, top guys! (01227 463878)
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I had the voltage regulator die in my GT; of course, it's an integrated version, secured to the alternator, so the alternator had to be removed. AFAIK it was not an engine-out job, but the dealer described it as an extensive job, nonetheless. All up, cost me about A$1100 (labour, diagnostics, new voltage regulator).

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Cheers chaps. It's going in on Wednesday, going to be 515! Ironic really, as I can remember my brother changing alternators on his 88 Jetta gti! Funny how more modern cars are much more of a pig to work on isn't it really!
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a word of warning, it must go to someone with some brains, unlike me......

On my 166 V6 I had the alternator out when doing the clutch a month ago (to get at the legendary starter bolts) on re-assembly I routed the alternator main cable incorrectly, simply 180 degrees round and all seemed well. Until the car caught fire a month later. The was an occasional cutting out and immediate re-start of the engine and electrics, this was was the main cable shorting on the oil filter, which eventually burnt a hole in the filter, which then sprayed oil pressurized oil on the manifolds and thus the car was on fire.

Fortunately I noticed as I pulled up on the drive, and it was not a F1 blow-out but needed two kettles of water to extinguish. The good news was a new filter, a wire re-route, some shrink wrap on said cable and a litre of oil and all is now well.

Takes a bit more to kill a Busso but there is not a lot of space there and a simple error can have major unforeseen consequences on what should be a simple assembly job.

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