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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 2:51 pm    Post subject: Inexpensive Alternator regulator / brush set Reply with quote

As promised:

You can use a Hella regulator / brush set from a BMW in your Vanagon:

Hella 5 DR 004 241-121
BMW 12 31 1 726 022

Cost was $17.95 at Inter Auto in San Diego. Works fine....
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Walt,

Thanks for the info. I couldn't wait so I brought a Bosch from my local auto store. Their price was 39.99 plus tax.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Buy a spare! At that price anyone can afford and extra one. Sorry for the delay, I just saw the old box today.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I go thru Pck a Part with sloppy pants, plenty of pockets and pull every reg I get to

about 1 in 5 turns out to be almost new...

You should see me walk out with a diesel injector down my shorts! Embarassed Embarassed
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 9:36 pm    Post subject: Just for the sake of Certainty... Reply with quote

r39, that's for the 90 AMP wasserboxer alternator? I was thinking of replacing Winston's on general principles, and $18 sounds a lot better than $44! Just want to be sure it's the right brush/regulator set.

Thank you, and

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 9:44 am    Post subject: Re: Just for the sake of Certainty... Reply with quote

msinabottle wrote:
r39, that's for the 90 AMP wasserboxer alternator? I was thinking of replacing Winston's on general principles, and $18 sounds a lot better than $44! Just want to be sure it's the right brush/regulator set.

Thank you, and

Best!

YEP. It seems all mid 80s VWs up to the early 90s had the same basic 90A alternator. I have used several of these regulators. Work fine, last a long time.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

weinerwagen wrote:
I go thru Pck a Part with sloppy pants, plenty of pockets and pull every reg I get to

about 1 in 5 turns out to be almost new...

You should see me walk out with a diesel injector down my shorts! Embarassed Embarassed


WW, WW, WW.....Mark what are we going to do with you?????

So, I will relate a story. My pockets stuffed with stuff, my tool box stuffed with stuff and the guy at the exit asks me to lift my hat to check if I had parts under it. Hee, hee.....
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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2006 1:57 pm    Post subject: Just to Note... Reply with quote

That I'm finding a lot of German-made K.A.E. voltage regulators for '84 Vanagon's for around $20. Anybody have any experience with these?

Otherwise, I'm finding Boschs and equivalents to the Hellas--but, online--no Hellas!

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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe not on line. But, I bet the FLAPs have them. I got mine via a FLAPs called Inter Auto Parts. They have a web site but it is nothing much. You tried the BMW parts places? It is really marked for a BMW. See part numbers above.

Never heard of KAE. Made in India?????
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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 12:39 pm    Post subject: K.A.E. Reply with quote

Every place that's shown a picture of one (so I can tell it's a K.A.E.) claims that they're 'Germany' and 'O.E.M.'

I'll check at Pep Boys and Checker, Napa's not carrying that one, as far as I can tell. I very much appreciate your passing the information along!

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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

r39o wrote:
weinerwagen wrote:
I go thru Pck a Part with sloppy pants, plenty of pockets and pull every reg I get to

about 1 in 5 turns out to be almost new...

You should see me walk out with a diesel injector down my shorts! Embarassed Embarassed


WW, WW, WW.....Mark what are we going to do with you?????

So, I will relate a story. My pockets stuffed with stuff, my tool box stuffed with stuff and the guy at the exit asks me to lift my hat to check if I had parts under it. Hee, hee.....


Momma gave up in 1972....cops took over in 82....now in 06---- Wink
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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Momma gave up in 1972....cops took over in 82....now in 06---- Wink

Translation please!
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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me speeke no english Surprised
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OK Mr. Ed, Go on ahead and post that picture, Im sure Wilbur will be proud of you.
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