I am back to this thread for the same reason again
My alternator started to trouble me again few days back, everytime I switch on the blower the bettery symbol on the dashboard lits up. WIth headlights on, the vehicle hardly accelarates, forget the AC.
This month I am running on strict budget, thanks to my credit card & a few online shopping I did this month. Spoke to varun & borrowed his Alternator (Stock Mpfi M800 alternator) & fit that into my car.
This is only a temporary solution, but still works great. The problem I faced while fixing Varun;s alternator is that, his car is Type 2 & mine is Type 1.
The alternator in both these cars are slightly different, fitting wont be a problem, but the plug wont fit into the alternator.
Type 1 alternator has two male points/pins on it for the 2 hole plug to fit, in the type 2 alternator there are 3male pins in the alternator & the hole itself is round in shape, Type 1 Pin wont fit in Type 2 alternator.
So I cut the plug from the wiring & added 2 connectors (the ones used in Horn) & fit them in the alternator.
Type 2 alternator has 3 pins, but only two work, one is for Ignition & one is for the dashboard light.
Here are a few pics, i will upload both the alternator pics tonight to show the difference.Hope this also helps other 800 users in case of swapping alternators.
Wires burnt (the wire going from alternator to somewhere
was too close too the exhaust manifold and got burnt
some more burnt pics
The pins (horn connector type) - fragile items
Yeah,its me,sitting from morning 7.30 to 10.00am, learning more, fixing more
This is how the pins look.
Left many more pics in the camera, these were shot on mobile so adjust maadi
Car is fine, with this alternator, but with headlight (100/90) + AC +brakes again voltage drops to somewhere around 12V. But anyday better than my old one, I am planning to get the swift/ Santro one (Joint DIY - what do you say Varun? )
Do not ignore the aletrnator issue on your 800's, yesterday night I drove the car for 60kms on Mysore highway at speeds of 100 - 110kmph with ease. All these days my car used to struggle after 70/ 80 speed even without AC.