... I am from Bondi, which is a
bit of a pest,
as all the good repairers are far away.
From: Glenn Evans
I had my alternator rebuilt a year ago by Compton Auto Electric
248 Railway Parade, Kogarah. I went there because they
were the approved installers for my immobiliser, which was fried when the alternator
The job cost about $400. After that, the low voltage light came on
intermittently. I took it back and they found that there was excessive voltage drop in the
'cables and earth point' - another $65 for labour and parts (I also bought a higher
capacity battery on their recommendation).
I have had no hint of a problem since.
'80 928 Petrolblaumetallic 'S' look - 5 speed!
From: Stuart Greaves
I recently had my alternator replaced. Bits for alternators,
particularly the yukky Paris-Rhone French one fitted to my 1984 car can be more expensive
than a whole new one! Would you belive $800+ just for a replacement diode-set? Bruce B
(see below) bought me a brand new, higher-capacity Bosch unit and I had change from $400.
He had to fabricate a bracket, but it's a work of art down there - all primed and painted.
If it's gone so far that the bearings are shot, I'm sure you'll find
that an appropriate replacement unit is a cheaper, more dependable long-term option. (928s
had I believe had at least 3 suppliers of alternators, and phased out the French stuff in
the mid 80s)