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elotsip
03-06-2006, 07:51 PM
Hey guys,
I got a GM alternator on my 1.6l 16v. This past sat the pulley burned clear through my lower raditor tube. The metal one, not the plastic one. I'm thinking of going back to the stock alternator just for clearance and ease of fit. The only after market stuff I have is a CB, 2 lights and a winch. The lights and winch rarely get used. Anyone see a problem with this?

holeshot
03-06-2006, 07:59 PM
Just get a shorter belt and rotate the alternator up and then it wont hit.

I've put on several GM alternators and never had this problem.

elotsip
03-06-2006, 08:01 PM
Did you use the stock upper alternator mount? That might be part of the problem here....

Itsmejoe231
03-06-2006, 08:04 PM
I dont see a problem with it at all if you have a good battery. I have a Optima Red Top and a stock alternator with a warn 8000 and it does just fine. I pulled a heavy rig up a 5 foot ledge with a broke driveshaft this weekend with no ill effects.:mrgreen:

holeshot
03-06-2006, 08:11 PM
Did you use the stock upper alternator mount? That might be part of the problem here....


Yes I used the stock upper adjusting mount.

Sally
03-06-2006, 08:26 PM
Does the fan on your altternator stick out past the housing?
mine doesn't. How did it hit the cooling tube?
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elotsip
03-06-2006, 09:06 PM
My belt is longer and I am using a modified jeep bracker. Therefore the alternator slides over way more. I hit had to get pulled out of a huge mud bog and in doing so it pushed my radiator tub back just enough to make contact with with the pulley and it just burned a whole through it.

I guess I will see if I can just get a shorter belt and use th stock upper mount since other people seem to do it no problem. However, my pullies don't even seem to line up correct. The GM alt sits slightly furhter forward so I get squeeling and high RPMs the belt wants to slip off...

Sally
03-06-2006, 09:29 PM
I use the stock upper mount to.
When was the last time you checked your belts?
The reason I asked is I'm assuming with the 1.6 your running the grooved pulleys and not the v belt ones. The grooved belts seem to pick up more debris. With my DOHC I had the same problem with the belts squealing at Hi rpm. When I removed the belt i found tiny little holes and even pebbles still sticking in the belt. I changed it and the noises went away.

elotsip
03-07-2006, 12:07 AM
I just finished the motor swap two weeks ago so the belts are brand new. :) I am running the grooved belt. Do you happen to have a part number or anything for the belt that you run? That would at least get me going in the rightdirection. Or maybe a length?

Thanks again.

Itsmejoe231
03-07-2006, 12:15 AM
If you are using the serpentine belt they need to be aligned pretty good or you will tear up belts fast. A v-belt will allow a little bit of misalignment without hurting it.

Take your belt off and put your alternator where you want it as if you have a tight belt, the take a string and wrap it around the pulleys and get a measurment that way. Take that with you to the parts store and tell them you want one that length.

TX_ZUKI
03-07-2006, 12:18 AM
I dont see a problem with it at all if you have a good battery. I have a Optima Red Top and a stock alternator with a warn 8000 and it does just fine. I pulled a heavy rig up a 5 foot ledge with a broke driveshaft this weekend with no ill effects.:mrgreen: If you don't have a pic it never happen. 2finger

Itsmejoe231
03-07-2006, 12:21 AM
No i dont have a pic that is why I never said anything about pulling a big, heavy, silver zuki up the ledge.:mrgreen:

Vagabond
03-07-2006, 12:30 AM
my pullies don't even seem to line up correct. The GM alt sits slightly furhter forward so I get squeeling and high RPMs the belt wants to slip off...
If your pulleys don't line up, you're going to have uneven stress on the belt no matter what you do.

TX_ZUKI
03-07-2006, 12:31 AM
No i dont have a pic that is why I never said anything about pulling a big, heavy, silver zuki up the ledge.:mrgreen::funny: I would do it for you also! No more rear driveshaft carnage for me. I upgraded to 1310 ujoints :p

Sally
03-07-2006, 02:37 AM
If you don't have a pic it never happen. 2finger
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No i dont have a pic that is why I never said anything about pulling a big, heavy, silver zuki up the ledge.:mrgreen:

elotsip
03-07-2006, 10:17 AM
No i dont have a pic that is why I never said anything about pulling a big, heavy, silver zuki up the ledge.:mrgreen:

Haha, thats funny.

Thanks for the info on the belt and all as well.