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#781 chris_uk

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Posted 16 September 2018 - 01:38 PM

the top bolt backed out, i have since changed the setup and added an additional nyloc to ensure it cant back out in the future.

 

The oil filter housing sits directly below the alternator, and everything has AN fittings and none had come out, just simply split , i dont use push lock fittings.

 

anyway car is alive, is lighter and makes more power than before

 

 

so let me get this right.. (assuming since you haven't suggested you run an aftermarket mounting system and commented on the top bolt points to a standard system..) 

 

an alternator which is held on by 2 bolts and is tensioned by an integrated alternator tensioner system, somehow loosened the top bolt, tenstioner bolt came all the way out (which is about 30mm)  and rotated around the bottom bolt (which would have to be loose also) and cut an an8 (at a guess, maybe an6) braided hose.. 

 

what you are suggesting is that Nut A came loose, the bolt for that nut which is recessed in the mount, C came out enough to give no tension on the belt and then B came loose also and somehow the alternator dropped 3£ and cut through a braided hose.. 

 

 

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fcuking please lol.. 

 

show us pics of the damaged parts.. 



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Posted 16 September 2018 - 02:33 PM

And it all happened so quickly that the belt didn't slip at all and put up a battery warning light therefore giving you a signal to stop the car.



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Posted 16 September 2018 - 04:54 PM

the top bolt backed out, i have since changed the setup and added an additional nyloc to ensure it cant back out in the future.


Not getting involved, but I was always strongly advised against nylocs in hot areas..

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Posted 16 September 2018 - 09:08 PM

Chris is on fire tonight! Lol @ pun. Anyway, got to admire your ongoing kicking of this horse. Has the car achieved any notable results in its running life? I’ve got to admit it’s been distracting following its disaster course, and I’m not sure how well it’s been lapping during its sober periods

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Posted 16 September 2018 - 09:11 PM

Not getting involved, but I was always strongly advised against nylocs in hot areas..


Yup, conelocks only in the engine bay (either that or proper torque spec)

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Posted 16 September 2018 - 09:11 PM

its a drag car now isnt it?



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Posted 16 September 2018 - 09:13 PM

Based on the wing in the pics, I’d have said yeah, but I’ve lost track myself. Not exactly the chassis id pick for drag racing *shrugs*

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Posted 17 September 2018 - 10:13 PM

Chris is on fire tonight! Lol @ pun. Anyway, got to admire your ongoing kicking of this horse. Has the car achieved any notable results in its running life? I’ve got to admit it’s been distracting following its disaster course, and I’m not sure how well it’s been lapping during its sober periods

 

chris is just angry for some reason, must be because i blocked him on facebook after he asked me lots of private info on messenger last year pretending to be my friend, then posted it all on here, he thinks im lying about the alternator, even though the car did 5 track days with the current braided oil lines without issue.

 

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You can see the split in the pipe that sits directly under the alternator and notice the alternator is not mounted to the engine......but of course i could have secretly taken the alternator off and took an angle grinder to the braided hose i suppose....not really sure why but if it helps him sleep at night.



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Posted 17 September 2018 - 11:21 PM

Looks like the alternator shorted out on the braided line.

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Posted 17 September 2018 - 11:49 PM

Looks like the alternator shorted out on the braided line.

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that might well have been the case, i hadnt thought about the live cable ontop of the alternator shorting on it and blowing a hole in it, as thinking about it, because it rotated around the lower bolt it would have brought the live cable from above the alternator to below it where the line was



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Posted 17 September 2018 - 11:58 PM

There looks to be a burnt part on the filter housing matching the braided line as well.

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 04:49 AM

i dunno why you deleted me on facebook either



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Posted 18 September 2018 - 07:19 PM

i dunno why you deleted me on facebook either

 

i deleted 2300 people off my page to take me down to 350 as all i found was things i posted on facebook were then copied and posted onto forums. Basically anybody i didnt speak to within the last few months on there or didnt follow their builds got deleted, made a big difference to my feed as it just left all the cool car stuff as when you have that many people add you, your feed just ends up being full of their personal rubbish you dont care about



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Posted 18 September 2018 - 08:49 PM

is that stainless braid? looks like nylon braided hose.. 

 






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