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Old 06-20-2013, 02:45 PM
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Protecting the alternator

So how hot is too hot for the alternator? I am thinking of wrapping one of those dense scotchpad style air filters around my alternator and securing it with zip ties or something to keep the mud out. I just killed another alternator I just put in 6 months ago. I am thinking this would make it last longer while letting it breath? I have a fire extinguisher but I prefer not to use it. Anyone do anything to stop their alternators from dying? I would fabricate something real nice to go over it and use real fine screen, but I dont have any time to do that in the next few months.
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any way to put a shield under the bottom? to block mud from flying up into the alternator and belts together?

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Too much work. I am hoping for quick fix for now. I just bought a garage with lift and stuff, but wont have time to use it until I make the house how the wife wants it. Once I can get it in there that is on my list, and it will be made of metal, but until then I just want to save alternators.
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How many alternators have you killed????

I would be WAY more concerned about blocking airflow ONCE the filter media got clogged. THAT will kill it quickly.
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