Alternator identification

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00mike00
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Alternator identification

Postby 00mike00 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:49 am

Hi guys,
I called to replace my alternator on the Scirocco.
Mine specifically is the '88 GTX, 1.8 injection.
There were two coming up on his system, two different amp figures (higher and & lower).
Mine has literally no markings left on it, which one is correct?

Thanks



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Re: Alternator identification

Postby DT1 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:28 pm

Go for the 90A option.



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Re: Alternator identification

Postby 00mike00 » Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:24 am

DT1 wrote:Go for the 90A option.


Thanks for the reply



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Re: Alternator identification

Postby mark1gls » Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:45 pm

90a alternators was used on cars with electric windows etc and the lower alternator used on cars with less electrics.
Both will fit.


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Re: Alternator identification

Postby DT1 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:43 pm

From a practical point of view I would always choose the 90A.

Driving as a daily in Scottish winters I can say from experience that the lower amp version can't always charge the battery fully.



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Re: Alternator identification

Postby 00mike00 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:54 pm

Thanks for the replies guys. I'm all sorted now.



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Re: Alternator identification

Postby mark1gls » Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:37 am

Which one did you go for in the end?


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