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Old 02-27-2021, 07:16 PM   #26
Enough already!
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Update: Installed a new alternator today.

Ironically, after the light coming on three times last weekend, it never came on again this week so it was an uneventful commute. Regardless, I appreciate all the responses. Maybe I could have gotten away with it? Who knows. It won't be something to be concerned with now.

FWIW, the failing alternator came from FCP a few years ago so it'll be covered under their Lifetime Warranty Replacement. It won't cost me anything for the replacement.

Shout out to FCP FTW! I've used them for hundreds of parts over the years. Try them if you haven't yet as they are great to deal with.
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Old 02-27-2021, 09:39 PM   #27
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FCP has really great customer service. Glad you got that sorted out.
1982 242 turbo. 338k miles. MVP coilovers and 3" exhaust. Flowed 405 with a V15. Cossie turbine housing with upgraded compressor housing. 90+, IPD remote oil filter. Some other goodness, too. Been lots of fun over 25 years. Restored in 2k. Now ready for a 2nd restoration.

1993 245 Classic, 435k miles, enem V15. IPD bars and chassis braces. Simons sport exhaust from Scandix. sbabbs ezk chip. Been a good road warrior. Genuine Volvo rebuilt leaky M47.
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Old 02-28-2021, 04:41 PM   #28
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Half a mile after the alternator on my 88 765 failed before the battery was down to less than 8 volts. 1.5 miles to get a charging system test after a full battery charge. But needed 5 jump starts to drive that same 1.5 miles back home.
Trying to understand stupid people is like trying to pick up a turd by the clean end.
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