HottRodd wrote: ↑Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:48 pm
Nick I need a favor (please) when you get your Alternator, could you please tell me what the pulley size is (56 mm, 64mm or ?) I also would like to know what voltage you get at idle. Also if possible to take a load reading on your OBD2 reader before and after your installation. The load reading might tell me the effects on a system of this particular alt. ESPECIALLY with the AC on or off .
You say you have this model in two of your cars. Is there anyway I can get you to take a "load" reading with no accessories, and one with all accessories on .
I'm trying to figure something out about my car and would really appreciate this information.
Oh yeah I almost forgot . On the car you do have this model on what is your idle like with the AC on?
On my other Neons.... I upgraded to the 'regular' 120amp N/A PT Cruiser alternator.
They were a complete bolt-in; and bolt on. ( If you do this, be sure to add a redundant charging lead to the battery positive, along with a fusible link, for the purpose of safety. Better safe than sorry.)
Both of these P/T Cruiser alternators, came with the 'smaller' 56mm pulley, If I Recall Correctly.
I will say that there is still a bit of roughness at idle, with the A/C on, even with these alternators; but nothing that I consider abnormal.
The P/T alternators did appear to smooth out the idle a bit.
occasional demons wrote: ↑Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:32 pm
Please run 4 or 2 gauge wire from battery positive to behind alternator post and leave original wires too and you have highest core cranking heavy duty New battery or batteries ******
But does it have an output stud large enough to support an eyelet that is needed to crimp onto 4 to 2 gauge wire? The stock 83/85 amp alternator does not. The 136 amp Turbo alternator has a larger stud, which easily accommodates 4 gauge.
Thank you for that, Bill !!
For the record, I will state that I have not yet made up my mind, about going with the 'upgrade' alternator posted up on Amazon.
And this is before Bill posted his comment, about the output terminal stud size ( I bet it's the larger one.)
I can always 'open up' the terminal lug to accept a larger stud, if necessary. But considering that the 'regular' N/A PT Alternator is already an upgrade - This Amazon unit, might be overkill. (At least for me)
Besides, I am not running a megawatt stereo or anything. If I was, then maybe it would be justified.