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Old 12-03-2001, 07:51 PM
Larry D
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Question Why is one Bosch voltage regulator 3x $$ the other?

Well, Otto's acting like he needs a voltage regulator, but my question is this: What's the difference between the Bosch and 1.197.311.090? More importantly, why should I pay $35 for the .007 and only $12 for the .090? They both say they will fit my alternator.

Anybody had any experience with these?

Oh yeah, almost forgot: Any tricks to give daughter #2 that will have to limp this beast home (100 miles) with a psycho regulator? (Lights go dim, then atomic.) I'd like to avoid replacing any dash lights, or worse, battery if possible...
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Old 12-03-2001, 08:34 PM
Dr Parts
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0 192 062 007 comes up in the Bosch CD as remote mounted and the 1 197 311 090 comes up as attached type/interior type in the Bosch CD the 0 192 062 007 is the original one for the car and the 090 is a replacement from what I can see when I click on Prod=Veh.use
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Old 12-04-2001, 11:15 AM
Larry D
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Hmmm... So Bosch is phasing out the internal mount voltage regulator (inexpensive) in favor of an external mount (expensive)?? Can't imagine how one would use an external mount regulator on an alternator originally built with internal mount anyway.

I guess this is one of those times when I'll have to haul the greasy parts up to the counter to be sure we get a match.
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Old 12-04-2001, 08:34 PM
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Larry, if your refering to the 1976 240D regulator, its the one that is mounted directly on the backof the alternator, and is held on by two slotted head screws. The voltage regulator also has the brushes for the alternator attached. The more expensive remote regulator is for earlier model vehicles, and some european versions. Bosch part number 0 192 052 004 will work, and is inexpensive, especially ones manufactured in Brazil.

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Old 12-05-2001, 11:08 AM
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I just had a similar problem. Mearured the battery with the car off got 12v, with car running got 12.4v. Shot electric motor cleaner in alternator, replaced regulator, cleaned all connections. Now I have almost 14v at battery with car running. No more dead batteries at night. Paid $18 for the regulator at Autozone. Be sure to remove the metal shipping pin looped through the brush wires

It might not be a bad idea to pull the alternator and have it tested.
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Old 12-05-2001, 09:35 PM
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as far as getting home, a diesel will run w/out any battery, you won't be able to tell how fast your going etc, but it will keep on running. YOu couldget the battery charged overnight, start the car up and put down the windows, and drive it home in the daylight. Go easy on turn signels etc unless you absolutely have to. The batteries in these diesels are pretty big so as long as the a/c radio etc(basically no unnesecary electrical current draw) is on it should make the 100 mile trip.
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Old 12-06-2001, 09:52 AM
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How far will a MB Diesel run without the alternator working? How about from Alasksa to Pennsylvania? Of course I recharged the battery every night and drove only in daylight. Luckily, I had my battery changer along.

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