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  • ALTERNATOR UPGRADE from ACURA LEGEND

    20180911_145038-655x1164.jpg20180911_165150_crop_709x655.jpg20180911_145551-1164x655.jpg20180819_202752_crop_524x953.jpg20180819_202714_crop_655x753.jpg Alternator came from 91-95 Acura Legend, 5 rib pulley.
    It is a 110amp alternator.
    Grind the bottom of the top bracket(it will hit the alternator body) and drill a hole on the top bracket.

    Use a m12 bolt(with split lock washer and thick washer) to the upper hole of the alternator.

    Grind the bottom of the alternator hole so it could slide to the right. The top mounting hole will hit the top bracket, grinding is necessary.

    Reuse the stock belt. Slide the belt to the pulley in an angle without the bottom bolt attached yet. After belt is in, maneuver the mount and the hole to line up so the long bolt can go in...

    Im now getting constant 14.6volts at idle.

    Im working on rewiring the 4 pin plug, Im showing a battery icon on my dash.
    Aside from that everything is working.
    I will update once i got time to work on that.

    Thats it! Good Luck...
    Last edited by Blazepsix; 23 Sep 2018, 11:08:47.

  • #2
    Do you have pictures of the face of both alternator bodies.? Might have been able to just swap the windings from the Legend into the Teg body, instead of cutting up stuff.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by RoyalsJunkie View Post
      Do you have pictures of the face of both alternator bodies.? Might have been able to just swap the windings from the Legend into the Teg body, instead of cutting up stuff.
      They are different sizes... Legend is lot bigger than our DA. Your idea was my first idea till i actually saw the physical difference...
      Last edited by Blazepsix; 22 Sep 2018, 12:48:46.

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      • #4
        What was the basis for wanting the extra amperage? I'm not sure why you stated the constant voltage in your first post.
        NEIL B. - 1991 DA945. Owner since 1997.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by N FUL FX View Post
          What was the basis for wanting the extra amperage? I'm not sure why you stated the constant voltage in your first post.
          Many cars, especially older ones like ours, don't charge full voltage at idle. That's why you might see cars at a stop light with their headlights kind of dim or flickering. I can visually see my headlights dim, when I hit the brake pedal at idle. In my case, it probably has more to do with a (many) dirty grounds or corroded old connections.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by N FUL FX View Post
            What was the basis for wanting the extra amperage? I'm not sure why you stated the constant voltage in your first post.
            For me its the sound system. I only have 1 10" sub. My voltage and engine rev Drops everytime the bass drops even at a listening volume. My voltage would fluctuate at 13.2 to low 12 at idle. High amp alternators is little pricey for me. For $27 at the yard i have a 110 amp.

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            • #7
              Royals: Yes I've found that replacing the grounds with similar 8ga wire helps solve that.

              Thanks for posting your results, Blaze!
              NEIL B. - 1991 DA945. Owner since 1997.
              ANYONE CAN BUY A NEW CAR. IT TAKES A TRUE ENTHUSIAST TO BREATHE LIFE INTO AN OLDER ONE.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by N FUL FX View Post
                Royals: Yes I've found that replacing the grounds with similar 8ga wire helps solve that.

                Thanks for posting your results, Blaze!

                What exact grounds did you replace? I've replace the chassis to valve cover one to its original from the dealer. Is the stock one an 8ga?

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                • #9
                  I've replaced the one that on the valve cover to the chassis, and the main battery ground that runs from the battery terminal, down underneath the battery tray (you'll have to remove it) to chassis, and then from that same point to the the engine/transmission ground. The main battery one appeared to be about 8 gauge. I don't remember what the valve cover's ground size was, I just also made it 8 gauge.
                  NEIL B. - 1991 DA945. Owner since 1997.
                  ANYONE CAN BUY A NEW CAR. IT TAKES A TRUE ENTHUSIAST TO BREATHE LIFE INTO AN OLDER ONE.

                  SUPPORT G2IC BY VISITING THE G2IC STORE TO GET OFFICIAL G2IC CLOTHING AND DECALS

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by N FUL FX View Post
                    I've replaced the one that on the valve cover to the chassis, and the main battery ground that runs from the battery terminal, down underneath the battery tray (you'll have to remove it) to chassis, and then from that same point to the the engine/transmission ground. The main battery one appeared to be about 8 gauge. I don't remember what the valve cover's ground size was, I just also made it 8 gauge.
                    Ok I just replaced the ground battery with OEM. Is this an 8 gauge? The Valve cover to chassis is also OEM which i dont' think its an 8 gauge. Its smaller than the Battery ground. I've sanded the surfaces to bare metal as well and I'm still getting slight dim. But It did get better though. You think I should go thicker on the Valve to chassis ground to eliminate dimming?

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                    • #11
                      I don't know if it will make much difference. When are you seeing the dimming happening?
                      NEIL B. - 1991 DA945. Owner since 1997.
                      ANYONE CAN BUY A NEW CAR. IT TAKES A TRUE ENTHUSIAST TO BREATHE LIFE INTO AN OLDER ONE.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by N FUL FX View Post
                        I don't know if it will make much difference. When are you seeing the dimming happening?

                        The usual. Stepping on the brakes only. Sound system is fine. Adding the OEM grounds did make a slight difference. The dimming is not as much after installing the OEM grounds. Guess I can live with that. Is there any ground points that we can replace to eliminate the dimming?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by 91akira View Post


                          The usual. Stepping on the brakes only. Sound system is fine. Adding the OEM grounds did make a slight difference. The dimming is not as much after installing the OEM grounds. Guess I can live with that. Is there any ground points that we can replace to eliminate the dimming?
                          I replaced all my wires with 4awg. Added additional ground points. Battery to chasis, engine block to body and transmission to body.
                          You can monitor your voltage with those phone charger with voltage meter(2 in 1). If it drops 13.8 at idle, alternator is not supplying good power.

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                          • #14
                            I've found out why I had dimming when stepping on the brake. I've recently installed a new starter. I've cleaned/sanded the ground terminal that goes on the starter. After taking for a drive, NO dimming at all. Not even slight as I had before.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by 91akira View Post
                              I've found out why I had dimming when stepping on the brake. I've recently installed a new starter. I've cleaned/sanded the ground terminal that goes on the starter. After taking for a drive, NO dimming at all. Not even slight as I had before.
                              Thanks for sharing the result. Weird fix, nonetheless helpful...

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