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Old 11-17-2000, 07:49 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Alternator Upgrade....

For those of you out there that want to upgrade their alternator, but can't find on that fits. Well, I found that an SVX (91-95) alternator is a direct replacement. The alternator that comes stock in the scooby is 60 Amps and the SVX alternator is 95 Amps. The one that I got tested at 110 Amps. All you have todo is remove the factory alternator, switch the pullies and file a little of the mounting bracket and install the alternator. It's as easy as that.

If you are looking for an SVX alternator, just goto http://www.car-part.com

Any questions, let me know....

Tony
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Old 11-20-2000, 06:02 PM   #2
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So you've actually performed the SVX alt. swap into your RS then? If so then that would be awesome!
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Old 11-22-2000, 12:01 PM   #3
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No, on an L, but there really is no diffence on the alternator.

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Old 11-22-2000, 12:20 PM   #4
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Thanks for the email Tony, it was very informative. I'm glad it worked for you! So does it look stock?

I don't want to make any mods that will void a warranty especially if a dealer decides to void all electrical coverage because someone swapped out an alternator for a more competent one from their ex-flagship line. This is just fear of the unknown on my part really.
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Old 11-22-2000, 12:31 PM   #5
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At a glance the alterntor looks stock, but if you look closer, you will notice it is larger, and if you look closer (hurting you neck), you might even see the washers I used to align it right. Other than that it looks stock...

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Old 11-22-2000, 12:39 PM   #6
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You know, I keep forgetting to mention this...

The SVX Alternator has a higher charging voltage than the original alternator.

Now, lets think about what that means. Well, the original charging voltage was 14.1V. The new charging voltage is 15.8V. What does this mean??? Well, when the car is running (you know when you drive it) it will have a system voltage of around 15.5V or so. This means that the coil pack that makes the spark for the spark plugs is getting more voltage. This makes the spark at the spark plug hotter (higher voltage).

Now, if I'm wrong, someone please tell me. But after I did put in the SVX alternator, I did notice better performance.

My two cents...

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Old 12-24-2005, 01:49 AM   #7
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Default Alternator just keeps dieing

HI i have a 92 subaru svx. I have got a new alternator 6 months ago
But that made noises. Then i got it replaced under warrenty that started killing my battery. Then it was replced under warenty again, and this time a month later the car just died when i was driving at 35 mph in the city. My speedo meter my light everything just started dieing and i had to stop my car and wait for a tow truck.

The alternator is 95 AMPS. Before this happened my Streeing light, Battery, Stop lamp and Brake light on the dash were on for some time. And the radio made a huge "screeHHH" sound too.

I really dont know what the problem is. I havent done any mods that could affect the elctricals. It's all standard.

Any idea why this could happen? Is the problem just the alternator or some thing else? When i call the dealer they say immediatly its an alternator problem.

What do you think?
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Old 12-24-2005, 02:18 AM   #8
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Umm...I'm not sure what this has to do with the original thread. If I were you, I'd post this in the Electrical forum. I doubt they can tell you what's wrong but they can probably help you troubleshoot it and narrow down your possibilities.
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Old 12-24-2005, 06:05 AM   #9
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maxsujee: you said you got a "new" alternator 6 months ago. Was it maybe not "new," but "rebuilt" or "remanufactured"? "Rebuilt" alternators are somewhat infamous for not getting rebuilt properly, so you hear many stories of them failing, and even having the replacement fail. "Remanufactured" alternators seem to be better quality. Also, a failing alternator might have damaged your battery -- it can be tested (including load-tested) for free at a Sears, Autozone, or similar store.
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