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Old 09-13-2010, 03:50 PM   #1
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Not sure if I need it or not, should know by this evening, but figured I'd go ahead and see who has one ready to ship. Post here or PM with info.
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I've got one, make an offer and I'll look for a box.

Off a '93 with 96k total on it.
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what makes you think you need one?

watch your voltage in Tuner Studio...turn on the a/c and see what voltage you get at idle, when mine started failing, my voltage would drop below 12.5v and constantly drain lower and lower the longer I idled, saw 11.2v at the lowest before i swapped it from my old spare motor.
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Splitime, will let you know tonight if I need it, thanks.

Brain -- not running MS yet. Reason for suspecting alternator:

https://www.miataturbo.net/general-miata-chat-9/quick-electrical-question-battery-alternator-tach-stuff-51560/
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How long do these typically last? I ask because my car only has 95k miles...if I buy an alternator with 96k miles, how long before it craps out too?
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How long do these typically last? I ask because my car only has 95k miles...if I buy an alternator with 96k miles, how long before it craps out too?
There is no specific mileage that they fail at. I have a friend with 212k and the original unit, no issues. I have seen them (1.6L units) fail before 80k.
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$35 shipped lmk
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what makes you think you need one?

watch your voltage in Tuner Studio...turn on the a/c and see what voltage you get at idle, when mine started failing, my voltage would drop below 12.5v and constantly drain lower and lower the longer I idled, saw 11.2v at the lowest before i swapped it from my old spare motor.
This. I have swapped many a alternator, and it typically ends being something else. I have an onesix alternator if **** gets tight....
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Thanks guys, got one on the way from Splitime.
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