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Lesson Learned, its just a body lift..
Posted 10 August 2006 - 02:20 AM
Lesson #2, its just a body lift on my car. Found a big rut filled with water, didnt want to slam into the ruts, so I put my drivers side tire into the rut and kept the passenger side tire on dry land. Forgetting the ruts were made by a buddy of mine with 35 inch tires, I swamped my alternator. Made it out of the hole, dummy lights lit up the dash. Drove another 150 feet down the trail to find a good dry spot to swap alternators.
So I have a dumb question to ask, that I think I know the answer to, but I'ma ask anyways.. Is there any way to waterproof my alternator??? I'm going to go through and silcone my disty cap on, dielectric grease all connections, but that still leaves me with the alternator as a issue to water...
Hit me up, lemme know what you guys think.
Posted 10 August 2006 - 05:41 AM
at the very least, any solution will certainly be interesting, and it would be cool to see this thread take off... but i think some sort of glorified splash guard might be as much as could be done.
Posted 10 August 2006 - 05:46 AM
Posted 10 August 2006 - 05:57 AM
i had a starter that was "bad" in mine, and i took it apart and cleaned the nasty filth from 120K on the armature and brushes, and greased up the bearings real good, and delicately massaged the barely intact brushes (the three, one was totally gone) back into free motion through their retainers, and when i put it together it sounded literally like a new starter in the car.. it worked great bench testing, but it didnt SOUND great until it was in the car..
ive changed about 5459468064 starters in cars, somehow. ive been called to peoples vehicles on the side of the road to assist with a starter swap. dont ask, i dont so i dont know the answer. these things happen. its why my buddy has a 45 gallon fuel tank under his truck toolbox with a fuel pump connected to a thirty foot hose, and stopcock. we get these calls. from friends, we cant take money.. beyond like, token... six pack, overpayment for fuel, whatever... but i mean.. you sank the alternator in water?!?? just for clarification..
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