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 Post subject: EL XR8 alternator query - same as EL 6 ?
Posted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:10 am 
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Hi All,

The brother in-law's alternator has packed it in - 97 EL XR8.

I was curious was the alternator the same as the EF/EL 6? 100/110A Mitsubishi electric or Bosch equivalent (BXF-1260A)?

Were the alternators themselves the same but mounting bracket etc different?

I've come across are well priced 6 cylinder alternator and was gonna pick it up for him but no point if its not compatible and I cant recall of my old 302....

Any help would be much appreciated....believe these were also a two wire connection..

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 Post subject: Re: EL XR8 alternator query - same as EL 6 ?
Posted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:22 am 
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Sorry, but the 4L alternators do not work with the V8. You need a V8 specific one.

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 Post subject: Re: EL XR8 alternator query - same as EL 6 ?
Posted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:13 pm 
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BenJ wrote:
Sorry, but the 4L alternators do not work with the V8. You need a V8 specific one.

BenJ



Thanks Benj - crap I think I hit the damn report putting and mindlessly entered this response in there - sorry Mods hehe ! - Waggin move that button :P

Incase anyone else is searching through the forums like I was the EL XR8 ALternator is nigh on impossible to source genuine or some non-genuine models through places like Coventrys at the moment and has been for sometime - in WA there is nil stock anywhere and there unable to source them.

Ashdown Ingrams have stock and can order in a Mistsubishi non-genuie substitute - same two pin type connection no mods required a straight swap with the 110A rating - normall shelf rrp is around ~$850 ouch.. part number MXA286 - factory ford part for reference was along the lines of EL00103B (dont have my bit of scrap paper with me).

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 Post subject: Re: EL XR8 alternator query - same as EL 6 ?
Posted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:06 pm 
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try,darren at ftg salvage,i got one and had it reconditioned-1 starter and 1 alt.=$100,done both cars and have a spare of each.YES THEY ARE HARD TO FIND.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL XR8 alternator query - same as EL 6 ?
Posted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:11 pm 
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Big Kev wrote:
crap I think I hit the damn report putting and mindlessly entered this response in there - sorry Mods hehe ! - Waggin move that button :P

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yes you did.. but its all fixed up now.. :)
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 Post subject: Re: EL XR8 alternator query - same as EL 6 ?
Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:46 am 
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Big Kev,

have you tried Dave at A1?
im pretty sure he deals with POWERMASTER and they do alternators to suit mustangs so might be worth a try.

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:46 am 
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I replaced mine recently, about $600 cost price to the auto elec. I had the main positive lead replaced and a couple of minor things done, all up $700. Ouch.

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 Post subject: Re: EL XR8 alternator query - same as EL 6 ?
Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:03 am 
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Thanks guys able to source one through Ashdowns priced better than rrp so we're happy.

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millard455 wrote:
Big Kev,

have you tried Dave at A1?
im pretty sure he deals with POWERMASTER and they do alternators to suit mustangs so might be worth a try.


Dave hasnt been there for a while now dude, if you mean a1 hi performance in perth.
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Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:25 pm 
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I havnt looked into it, but I assume its the exact one used on the 5L 94-95 Mustang?
They are less than $200 in the US...
You can even get a 200amp version

 

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I havnt looked into it, but I assume its the exact one used on the 5L 94-95 Mustang?
They are less than $200 in the US...
You can even get a 200amp version


Thats more along the lines of what i'd like to get for the XR6 - just dont wanna spend $700+ not including brackets etc for a CPR unit @200+A.

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:48 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: EL XR8 alternator query - same as EL 6 ?
Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:16 am 
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i know the op has got him self sorted but im guessing you should be able to wire up an AU v8 one somehow, just use the AU alternator bracket..??
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Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:58 am 
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Can't you just get the old one rebuilt? most of the auto lecys I used to deal with back in the day offered that service and it was a d@mn site cheaper than you guys are quoting for new.
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Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:51 pm 
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big problem is parts availability the regulator is around $300 so not really worth rebuilding - unless shonky build

 

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