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Hi all.

Matt had his alternator rebuilt yesterday and the auto sparky said the old one was full of mud and stones - completely shagged.

In addition, a constant fluid leak from the PS pump had rendered the electrics pretty well knackered.

The PS pump, etc. can be sealed but this won't stop mud and ****e getting in from underneath.

We have the original splash guards in the shed and can put sheet rubber in the wheel arches to provide better protection.

Question is.

What do you guy's do about this?
 

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if it were me i definately would put them in, i have one original wheel arch cover and one that i/dad made they help a little bit but i wish i had splash guards because i get so much mud and crap up in my engine bay, those are my thoughts.
Cheers, Matt
 

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I've got rubber guards between the body and chassis, that keeps most of it out, I've had to run the hose through the alternator a couple of times, but it has always come good :)

I've heard of people relocating their alternator to the AirCon bracket instead, which gets it up very high in the engine bay

someone else made a splash guard, but I'm not sure how much that would help, coz imo it comes into the alternator when you do the creek crossings, so moving the alternator seems to be a great idea...

where's all that time I need gone?? :D
 

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this is pretty funny, matts dad is asking for tips to seal matts mk engine bay, and matt is providing advice on how his dad sealed his mk engine bay. lol :D

try search the whole forum for threads on this, im sure its been covered many times in the general of GQ sections. probably easier to just make cleaning out the alternator part of the post-4wd cleaning routine (or starting one!) though. closing in the engine bay may start some overheating problems etc.
 

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... I've heard of people relocating their alternator to the AirCon bracket instead, which gets it up very high in the engine bay...
Yeah. Problem is on this beast the A/C bracket is on the opposite side of the block AND down the bottom, so no real gain.

I'm not averse to manufacturing a new bracket and lifting it though.

Good idea. Thanks
 

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...part of the post-4wd cleaning routine...
Hahhahahahahaha! Now that is really funny (lazy little bugger).

Can't see why the splash guards would create overheating, they are the factory ones.
 

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Just run the factory type splash guards,if u got them

Cant see it being an issue with heating,especially with water crossings
(Water cooled)

If you goin threw water deep enuf to effect the alternator,the clutch will play up next,and the electric fuel pump would be under water as well
 

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... If you goin threw water deep enuf to effect the alternator,the clutch will play up next,and the electric fuel pump would be under water as well
Bugger!

I knew there was going to be more to this than meets the eye!
 

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Aye? im confused!
 

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Ahh ha i understand completely
 

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Is this like,
Will the real Julia Gillard please step forward ???

"Matt, where are you"


"Im over here" :coffee:

"Where are u dad "

"Im here to":coffee:
 
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