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Old 09-12-2017, 01:58 PM   #281
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good looking unit. looks pricey...
Very shiny but a non-trivial amount of googling and I haven't found anywhere to actually find the price and buy it!
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Old 09-12-2017, 02:06 PM   #282
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this is the one that was compatible with my DT-360. the SB-200 has many part numbers.. you can usually cross one with an existing alternator part number.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Old 09-13-2017, 06:50 AM   #283
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FYI don't buy a Powermaster alternator. I had2 of them burn up and powermaster would not honor the warranty. So I bought a cheap autozone alternator and never looked back.
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Old 09-13-2017, 10:33 AM   #284
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Autozone was no use to me.. So far things look good with the unit I purchased, it was rebuilt by te shop I bought it fro, and I've had good luck with alternator rebuilders in the past. You can tell walking into their shop that they are serious about it and not just some high school kids asking if you want to add a bottle of fuel system cleaner to your order.

With that said I'm going to see about finding the corect part # for that Bosch. THe link CHristopher shared was a pretty reasonable price, if the one for this thing is around the same that might be an upgrade I make.

Of course, we're about to hit the road again and a few miles of highway driving should bring our batteries back up.. Crossing Idaho and Wisconsin as fast as we can manage... Maybe I'll have forgotten all about it by the time I get to Mount Rushmore.
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Old 09-15-2017, 09:42 AM   #285
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It's raining and in the low 40s today, the perfect time to discover your glow plug relay is bad! Grrrrrrrrrrrrr!
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Old 09-15-2017, 09:46 AM   #286
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yowsers!! I started mine without glowing it in the mid 40s and it still kicked over.. but also could be that the glowplugs were runninfg while I was cranking in my case.. i just wanted to try it last fall for kicks..

I guess its like finding you have A/C issues when you are in 104 and sunny!

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Old 09-15-2017, 10:08 AM   #287
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MIne was sputtering just a little bit every now and then but not starting.. I found the first relay that looked like it might be glow plugs and brought my meter over, it was clicking but not actually bridging, so I used a wrench. TO make things interesting it was covered in decades of dirt and grease and even smoked a bit while I was overriding it with my 7/16 craftsman.

I've got a super cheap 100A relay with me but I think I want to try to find a 200A relay that isn't quite so super cheap.
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Old 09-16-2017, 12:22 PM   #288
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OK! So after driving through the Grand Tetons at night, I can say:

1. I now know that I don't have ABS. Ask a very lucky deer how I discovered that.

2. I'm more and more sure that I don't have a thermostat in my bus, or that it's stuck open. Driving at highway speed in frigid temperatures my needle barely comes off the stop. I'm at the lower end of having enough heat to say I have any heat.

3. My new glow plug relay works good!

4. Wyoming has some beautiful scenery but I still hate Wyoming.

Photos following.
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Old 09-16-2017, 12:39 PM   #289
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Photos from eastern Idaho and Wyoming!

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Old 09-16-2017, 01:55 PM   #290
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Glad to see you back on the road. Great pictures!!

You are sure having a steady stream of mechanical/electrical issues.... I sure hope that turns around.

Your revised route was a wise choice. Snow in Montana this morning.

Good travels and no more breakdowns!!
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