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Alternator overhaul or new

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We have an alternator that is working but, it hasn’t been overhauled or replaced in , well, many years and too many hours . Our mechanic says he doesn’t like to have them overhauled ,he likes to put new ones on. We found a place called modified air in Kentucky who does repairs and overhauls. Just wanted to get your opinion in the subject as well as on the repair facility . Thanks as always

Model: Bonanza A36
Aircraft Serial Number: E1184
Posted 10/30/2020 - 4 weeks ago
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I use Modified Aircraft accessories for my all of my alternator and starter evaluations.

On the other hand, there are some really good new alternators available. I like the plane power model. But that is about 1400 dollars for a new one.

On the other hand, my last alternator overhaul cost me about $500 with new parts that were required.

Tom

Posted 10/30/2020 - 4 weeks ago
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Overhauled alternators are generally a good choice, with a number of quality shops to chose from. In addition to the above, Aerotech of Louisville 800-634-0190 and Aircraft Accessories of Oklahoma 918-835-9924 and Quality Aircraft Accessories 877-833-6948.

Posted 10/30/2020 - 4 weeks ago
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Thanks gents. I appreciate bothering advise as always.

Posted 10/30/2020 - 4 weeks ago
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I went new based on warranty

Posted 11/1/2020 - 4 weeks ago
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Make sure that the shop that installs the drive hub is aware of the procedure to install and secure with the cotter pin. I have attached the service bulletin for your review.

Bob Ripley
ABS Technical Advisor

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Alternator Dive Install.pdf - 1 MB

Posted 11/2/2020 - 4 weeks ago
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Well, after going back and forth ,we decided to spend the extra and get a new alternator. It’s been a little frustrating. . When we received the alternator we found out that it did not include the gasket, , when the gasket came, 3 days later, we realized it didn’t come with a capacitor to filter the AC frequency on the radios. So ,we ordered that and are waiting to install this as well . So with ordering the alternator new gear per The service advisory, core charge for the gear , gasket and copasitor Our alternator change is pushing 2,000 large . I learned from this whole thing that I have to ask about everything when ordering a part. It’s a process.

Posted 11/8/2020 - 3 weeks ago
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Alternator overhaul or new