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25 Apr 2016 04:39 - 27 Apr 2016 06:47 #165769 by zukebob
zukebob created the topic: Alternator Options
Although I don't plan on doing this too soon, and it's mostly been on the back burner, I have been digging on potential options for an alternator upgrade. I thought I would share what I have so far with the forum in case it is helpful to anyone. It explains with a little more detail the comments I have made on several posts about upgrades. Be kind though. It's a work in progress and still missing a bit of data.

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25 Apr 2016 10:54 #165780 by vdl
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2006 1.3 VVT Jimny
31x12.50 Super Swamper TSL Bogger
33x10.50 Silverstone MT-117
4.16 rocklobster by rockwatt
4xfourart 4'' lift
rs rear locker
arb front locker
trialjimny front halfshafts&cvs
140A opel/vauxhall alternator
1.6 sx4 vvt engine

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26 Apr 2016 23:22 #165880 by zukebob
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Thanks for the link. You did a thorough write-up so I won't add it to mine.

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27 Apr 2016 07:20 #165886 by Basketcase
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Do you know what the terminals are for the Vauxhall alternator?

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27 Apr 2016 07:51 #165887 by zukebob
zukebob replied the topic: Alternator Options
I don't have any data on the opel alternator. Hopefully vdl will reply. If not, you might try sending him a PM.

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27 Apr 2016 08:33 #165888 by Basketcase
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Wish you had done this thread about a year or so ago before I got the Astra alternator would have been far easier to use a gv one lol

custom front spotlight bar-bonnet grill mounted
3" suspension lift
Small about 1" body lift
big jimny red extended brake hoses
Jimny alloys and 30x10.50x15 malatesta Kaimen tyres
13,000lb winch mounted behind front bumper
cb radio with mag mount
everything else standard

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27 Apr 2016 11:50 #165890 by vdl
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Basketcase wrote: Do you know what the terminals are for the Vauxhall alternator?




two positive terminals and one sense/starter terminal - jimny plug does not fit - used only one wire from jimny plug for sense. don't rememeber which one. you should look in wiring diagram which wire is used for sense.

2006 1.3 VVT Jimny
31x12.50 Super Swamper TSL Bogger
33x10.50 Silverstone MT-117
4.16 rocklobster by rockwatt
4xfourart 4'' lift
rs rear locker
arb front locker
trialjimny front halfshafts&cvs
140A opel/vauxhall alternator
1.6 sx4 vvt engine

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27 Apr 2016 13:33 - 27 Apr 2016 13:39 #165892 by Basketcase
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Cheers! Where on the alternator does the sense wire go? Which is the sense terminal?

custom front spotlight bar-bonnet grill mounted
3" suspension lift
Small about 1" body lift
big jimny red extended brake hoses
Jimny alloys and 30x10.50x15 malatesta Kaimen tyres
13,000lb winch mounted behind front bumper
cb radio with mag mount
everything else standard
Last Edit: 27 Apr 2016 13:39 by Basketcase. Reason: Mia read other post!

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27 Apr 2016 23:57 #165906 by zukebob
zukebob replied the topic: Alternator Options
The sense voltage / field excitation current should normally connect to the black/white lead (IG) on the Jimny plug. I will let vdl confirm.

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