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Date:   Wed, 14 Oct 2009 11:56:23 -0700
Reply-To:   David Kao <dtkao0205@YAHOO.COM>
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From:   David Kao <dtkao0205@YAHOO.COM>
Subject:   Re: alternator / battery light on question
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--- On Wed, 10/14/09, Scott Daniel - Turbovans <scottdaniel@TURBOVANS.COM> wrote:

> I would never trust a common FLAPS-supplied alternator > myself - though I > realize that's probably all that was redily avaiable at the > time.

Kragen, Autozone and Napa included. It is a common sight at their counters that people waite in a line to return or exchange rebuilt starters and alternators.

Go to a you pick wreck yard and look for used Bosch alternators from another Vanagon, or other VW varieties (Jetta, Rabbit, and many others). It's not unusual to find same Bosch alternators used in Vanagons from those VWs. They are usually in excellent shape and far cheaper than rebuilt ones from FLAPS. If you are close to Scott I am sure he has one for you for a good price with warranty. He probably can ship for you too.

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