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Old 05-06-2013, 01:23 PM
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WTB: OM617 Alternator

I'm in Indianapolis. Looking just to get the car back on the road for cheap! Thanks, JD
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Old 05-06-2013, 02:25 PM
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One way to go is with a bigger Bosch AL129X ( if I recall) alternator from a Saab. they are more common and give you 115AMPS instead of 70 .

Here is a thread with the information. I did it in a W126 300SD so the swap will work on either car...

"Alternator" 115 Amp Bosch AL129X works in 123s!
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Old 05-06-2013, 03:04 PM
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I can get recently rebuilt 70 amp alternators with a few hundred or thousand miles on them in the wrecking yards here that fit the OM617 engines. But, the yards charge about $40, so by the time I mark them up a little and you pay for shipping, you're paying nearly what a fresh Bosch rebuild would cost.
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Old 05-06-2013, 03:10 PM
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Lots of info!

Thanks that is great information. Also, thanks for not telling me what to do. I'm just waiting for someone to chime in with 'you HAVE to do this/that/the other or your car will explode!'. :-)

I'd still happily take a used one just to get the car back on the road. Paying insurance/registration for a non-running car is irritating....and I just miss driving it. My F250 is a horrible daily driver.
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Old 05-06-2013, 03:14 PM
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... you're paying nearly what a fresh Bosch rebuild would cost.
Which is in the ball park of $$$???

I found some 'new' ones for $270. Ouch. My busted 240D was $300 for the whole car :-)
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Old 05-06-2013, 03:40 PM
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I found some prices and it looks like $100-120. Not too bad.

Also, my 'adjuster bolt' is totally bent and stripped at the end. I think it was like that when I got the car so I don't even know what it's supposed to look like. Is there an 'alternative' way to tighten up the belt besides getting another one of those bolts?
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:59 PM
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I found some prices and it looks like $100-120. Not too bad.

Also, my 'adjuster bolt' is totally bent and stripped at the end. I think it was like that when I got the car so I don't even know what it's supposed to look like. Is there an 'alternative' way to tighten up the belt besides getting another one of those bolts?

I have one from an SD laying around here somewhere. If you can use it, you can have it for $30 plus shipping.
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Old 05-08-2013, 04:55 PM
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I have one from an SD laying around here somewhere. If you can use it, you can have it for $30 plus shipping.
The adjuster bolt, I'm assuming?!
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Old 05-08-2013, 04:59 PM
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The adjuster bolt, I'm assuming?!
The alternator.

The adjuster bolt never survives. I had to pay the big money for a new one on the last alternator R&R. Expensive for such a poorly made item.
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Old 05-08-2013, 05:01 PM
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Sold! That's what I'm looking for. Simple cheap solution just to get back on the road.

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