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#1 HUBBA.HUBBA

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 11:48 AM

Fitted a new water pump, alternator and crank pulley. This is the alignment on the pump. Is this passable?
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Posted 06 June 2018 - 11:54 AM

looks off but you really need to measure against the other pulleys with a straight rule. I am guessing the alternator needs moving.



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Posted 06 June 2018 - 02:07 PM

looks off but you really need to measure against the other pulleys with a straight rule. I am guessing the alternator needs moving.

It does look like the alternator, but how would I move it? It's right on the water pump. File the pump tab down a bit or the the alternator?
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Posted 06 June 2018 - 02:09 PM

have you got the lower adjuster fitted correctly. looks slightly cocked out.



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Posted 06 June 2018 - 03:04 PM

Looks like the back end of the alternator needs to go up a little. Slacken all the bolts on the metal bracket onto the block and see if you can get the alternator to move, back end up, front end down.

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 04:04 PM

At the moment the tensioner bracket isn't tight at the moment. Waiting for new bolts. See what its like when they arrive. Cheers both



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Posted 06 June 2018 - 04:16 PM

At the moment the tensioner bracket isn't tight at the moment. Waiting for new bolts. See what its like when they arrive. Cheers both

sorry but what the hell then i will say yes it is fine for now.



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Posted 07 June 2018 - 06:17 PM

Well got the new bolts in and after trying different thicknesses of washer on the tensioner bracket I found that even when the belt isn't on the other pulleys, it just sits like that on the fan pulley. The centre of the V is slightly across. The V is in line, it's just that the inner edge of said pulley sticks out more!

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 06:28 PM

The flanges on the water pumps are seldom in the right place and on some water pumps, the bosses on them are out.

 

I'd be correcting the water pump rather than modifying the Alternator.






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