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E270 cdi 2005 alternator

Discussion in 'Electrics, Vacuum, Ignition and ECU' started by david ash, Aug 2, 2011.

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    david ash New Member

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    I have an estate version E270 cdi from 2005 and need to replace the alternator but does anyone know if that model is water cooled?
     
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    Hello David and welcome,, yes the 612.962 usus a water cooled alternator

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    If it is the regulator pack on the back, i think these can be bought seperately
     
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    I was going to say that but not sure if this applies to some of them, I know that on some you can,, interesting that nothing ever in WIS on this subject
     
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    Hello and thank you for that Malcolm and Richard.

    I suppose I should have said that the reason I am going to replace the alternator is because I get a fault message that tells me there is a problem with it.
    Which is backed up by the battery refusing to charge while driving the vehicle.
    I have tried , in vain, for months to locate a regulator.

    So to replace the unit looks like the only alternative.

    Do you think that is the right way to go?
     
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    Be warned..
    Water cooled Merc alternators cost a fortune..
    I had forgotten that I had the alternator replaced on my E320 Cdi (under warranty) and the bill was £880 !!!

    Bring back the days of a £45 Alternator rebuild !
     
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    There are some good firms Simon that fix them as in two of my links
     
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    Thanks again for the information.

    Malcolm I'll try those links and see what I come up with.

    £880...ohmigoddd !

    I'm working in France at the moment and the local garage quoted me a price of over 1200euros plus delivery which is why I'm planning on doing it myself.

    I have been offered alternators which they said were the correct part..however once I mentioned it should be water cooled the conversation stopped!

    Thanks again for the help.

    Any further thoughts will be greatly appreciated.

    David
     
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    If you would like the fitting instructions I can send them to you
     
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    Malcolm that would be amazing !!

    David
     
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    I need an Email address please you can edit it out within 4 hours.


    I will send the outline paper plus another, there is an in line fuse on this and worth checking out.

    Other papers can be sent later
     
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    The main papers have been sent, you can edit out your address
     
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    Where abouts in France are you, David ? And what make is the alternator ?

    1200€ does seem an awful lot, even for a Mercedes ;)
     
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    Hello Malcolm wasn't sure how to do that and I thought you weren't supposed to edit posted mail???

    I am new after all.

    I am in the Loire valley near Angers.
    And the part is by Bosch.

    And I thought 1200euros was excessive too.

    However I also have a Land Rover (disco 2) and wanted to change the headlights over and was quoted 1000 euros for that here!
    But I had Britpart ship a pair for £250 inclusive.

    David
     
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    The one's you have taken off will be worth a price too - either now (if you don't plan bringing it back) or in due course when you change back on return to the UK.
     
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    Yes I thought that so have them carefully stored.
     
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    I don't know how far you are from Le Mans, but I always used to use LE HELLO, who were always very helpful, and usually managed to find cheap(er) solutions, and good on repairs, too.
    Their phone numbers are:
    Magasin V.L. 02 43 783 785
    Électricité auto 02 43 783 783

    It's worth a try, you may be surprised.
    How's your French ? If you like, I could try phoning them (if you give me the Bosch number.
     
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    About an hour away from Le Mans.

    My French is ok but If I run into any problems I might take you up on your kind offer.

    Thanks

    David
     

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