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#1 Screwdriver

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 12:45 PM

Hello Lads,

 

Have been advised to stock up on a replacement alternator from Japan. I haven't been able to ID the alternator I am currently running and thought I'd ask for guidance on this. I believe I have a 70a Valtan running (3rd image). Pics below.

 

Cheers! 

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#2 Pops_Guild

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 01:40 PM

Somerford Mini stock Valtain parts, but you don’t need a Valtain as such, the later bigger capacity alternators that most of the mini parts sites have will be fine.

You don’t need to buy them from Japan

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 08:17 PM

Cheers! Its an aircon mini, so I wasn't sure exactly which alternator would work. . .



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Posted 16 March 2019 - 08:45 PM

Yeah Valtain ones are good but it's an after market one from Japan. Just a standard high 70 amp one will do you (as per picture of the one in my Mini), they were fitted as standard to the Japan cars (A/C ones).

 

Only thing I'm not sure of for yours is whether whoever put the Valtain one on also put new/different connectors on the loom. Can't really tell from your pics and if you bought a standard alternator you might have to change the connections too...

 

If you're on Facebook then you could join Classic Minis Japan New & Used Parts or JDM Classic Mini Owners Club, a guy called David Ainley runs the first one and is part of the 2nd one, he can probably advise more and/or get you a Valtain one if you wanted one.

 

 

 

 

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 02:11 AM

 

If you're on Facebook then you could join Classic Minis Japan New & Used Parts or JDM Classic Mini Owners Club, a guy called David Ainley runs the first one and is part of the 2nd one, he can probably advise more and/or get you a Valtain one if you wanted one.

 

David is an amazing guy and I've purchased from him before. Trying to lock down on the best option before I purchase. Sounds/ looks like I am currently running a Valtain and not the stock 70amp unit. 

 

I wonder if the Valtain claims any benefit over the OE unit?






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