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Old 06-16-2010, 01:31 AM
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Best alternator -- from Ford?

6.0L diesel, I think the alternator might be bad (going to have it test tomorrow). If it's bad, should I just order an OE from Ford? Or is there a high quality aftermarket alternator that is the general concensus around here?

Thanks. Tried searching the boards, to no avail.

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Old 06-16-2010, 07:40 AM
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I have done many searches and decided that you do not want to go "cheap". The first decision is whether or not you want to upgrade the output. I went with a 190A DC Power alternator (I wanted more amps than stock). Very pleased so far. There are many good ones, but the best value that I found was with DC Power.
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If you have a day or so I would check with a local rebuild shop. Normally a little cheaper and you can look at the guy fixing it. In my little world I would rather pay someone local and be able to walk in his front door if something is wrong.
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DC POWAHHH!!!



It's lurking, waiting, just behind the shroud...
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Very nice William...
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Apologize for the stupidity, what is the DC generator going to buy you in the truck?
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I seriously worry about a guy with an engine bay this clean. My kitchen floor isn't that clean.

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