Satria alternator problem

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Have had to change the alternator twice within a year. I am told the expensive original alternator also does not last. Am advised to get a used Japanese one from a half-cut shop.

My Satria is 1.5 auto UK specs. I changed to ngv some months ago. Does the extra heat from using ngv affect the alternator ?
 

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It shouldn't. In fact original alternator should last you a good 3-4 years minimally. How did the old ones spoil? You can opt to just service the thing by changing out the carbon inside. Much cheaper!
 

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It shouldn't. In fact original alternator should last you a good 3-4 years minimally. How did the old ones spoil? You can opt to just service the thing by changing out the carbon inside. Much cheaper!
Have started using ngv 6 months ago. May be the heating affects the alternator. The recond one doesn't last.
 

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I have a friend who's on NGV for his Satria as well but he doesn't have the issues you have. If you think it's the heat, try making a makeshift heat shield using some alu foil and hard plastic/aluminium sheets and protect the alternator and see how it goes?
 

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Have started using ngv 6 months ago. May be the heating affects the alternator. The recond one doesn't last.
Original alternator for my car also very expensive. So I tried chop shop ones, lasted only 2 weeks, 2nd unit one month, then went for recon, lasted 2 to 3 years. Slightly more expensive then chop shop ones only....
 

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all depend on luck.....by logical thinking i prefer the halfcut unit one.....

last resort only go for recond unit because the risk % of kong again is higher... :adore:
 

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all depend on luck.....by logical thinking i prefer the halfcut unit one.....

last resort only go for recond unit because the risk % of kong again is higher... :adore:
I also went for half cut first, but unlucky maybe because one only 2 weeks the other 1 month, but recon a few years.....
 

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I also went for half cut first, but unlucky maybe because one only 2 weeks the other 1 month, but recon a few years.....


actually the 1st unit i got from halfcut didn't even work at all....(offcourse i tested with multimeter to confirm this)

so the next day return and got another unit..then only it works untill now...
 
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