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Old 01-03-2004, 11:39 AM
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whunter whunter is offline
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Can anyone reply on this, an auto electrician perhaps?

Hello George
Problem: faulty exciter diode in the alternator.

Answer: Replace the diode pack.

Problem: Replaced the Bosch 9 x diode plate with Bosch 6 x diode plate, multiple Bosch 6 x diode plate failures.

Question: Can anyone comment on whatís been happening?

Answer: Bosch 6 x diode plate is one third the capacity of the Bosch 9 x diode plate.

Solution: Need local source for the Bosch 9 x diode plate or friend to help find one.
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