[DML] Re: Alternator Issues
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[DML] Re: Alternator Issues

Rick - The major item that jumps out of your post at me was the 
incorrect pulley on the water pump.  It sounds like you have a Volvo-
style pump with a bolt-on pulley, and that you have some form of 
pulley on there that is not likely to be correct.  The first thing 
to assess is the belt alignment between the water pump pulley, the 
main pulley, and the alternator pulley.  My guess is that there is a 
significant misalignment, and the added stresses on the alternator 
bearings from running the belt crooked is what your main issue is.  
You should carefully assess the belt alignment, and the condition of 
the belt.  If the incorrect pulley is the culprit in your case, and 
the water pump is still serviceable, we have correct pulleys for the 
Volvo-style pumps that will allow for proper belt alignment.  Check 
it out, and let the List know what you find.

Toby Peterson  VIN 2248 "Winged1"
DeLorean Parts Northwest, LLC

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Rick Heile" <rick.heile@...> wrote:
> I noticed that I do not have the cone shaped pulley on the front 
of the water pump but one that bolts on that has two pulley grooves 
( I am running on the inside groove.). My mechanic says that I 
should get a standard Volvo alternator to avoid this problem. What 
do all of you think?

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