Is the cheap Voltage Regulator unit any good?
Is the $14.00 voltage regulator marked Germany from FastLane any good? The Bosch version is about $50.
I lost my alternator this morning and depending upon the condition of the rotor, I may just put a VR/brush unit in instead of an alternator.
The amazing thing is that I bought the car at about 80,000 miles with complete records. I could not find indication of the PO replacing the alternator. I have'nt replaced it, so it has gone at least 150,000 miles and possibly 230,000 miles. This is just unbelievable.
I will be surprised if there is enough slipring surface left to put a VR/brush unit in and get it back on the road without replacing the alternator, but you never know.
Have a great day,