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Old 01-06-2013, 05:02 PM
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Alternator Question

I have a question for all my fellow powerstroke owners. I have an 03 6.0L and I need to replace the alternator. I cannot figure out which one to get. There is a 120 amp 140amp and a 110amp and a duel or a single. Can anyone point me in the right direction.
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:35 PM
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First off welcome to the forum. Most would say that you should upgrade to at least the 140. But I guess Id have to ask, do you have alot of electric "toys" on the truck? Lights?Big stereo? Winch? More of these the more juice your gonna need. But Id guess most trucks would be fine running the 140.
I am eagerly waiting to talk to Ed at Ficmrepair.com tommorow so I can order DCPower Alt from him.
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:39 PM
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spoke to ed about the dc ... Dc def. sounds like the way to go if running lots of electronics. (Ed talked me out of purchasing one due to the fact that i didnt need one and am only running factory electronics) To the OP. Look into bullet prrof diesels alternator they sell($163 bucks) and it is "new" not remanufactuered which makes it very reliable and the feedback has been impressive according to them
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:10 PM
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spoke to ed about the dc ... Dc def. sounds like the way to go if running lots of electronics. (Ed talked me out of purchasing one due to the fact that i didnt need one and am only running factory electronics) To the OP. Look into bullet prrof diesels alternator they sell($163 bucks) and it is "new" not remanufactuered which makes it very reliable and the feedback has been impressive according to them
I could use some more BPD bling...... What brand is the alt that they are sellin?
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:41 PM
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Thanks for the help. I think I am going to with the BPD alternator. I purchased the truck used in August. I figured it would have some issues and I am prepared for that. I'm going to start the bullet proof process very soon. I just have to get some of the basic maint issues first. Thanks Again
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:46 PM
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Im gonna guess if BPD is sellin it,its gonna be good stuff. Love everything they have sold me so far. I might just be buying one tommorow as well.
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BPD's alternator is a "new" factory alternator
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:59 PM
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Thats kinda a bit of a let down....bummer. Oh well looks like DC is pullin back in the lead!
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:20 PM
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I have the bpd alt right now. My dc power alt was ordered last week. If I had to do it over again, i would have ordered the dc power in the 1st place, but i went with the bpd because they were local and cheaper than the napa remans. the bpd doesn't have a high enough set point to fully recharge the batts while driving. the most i have seen with my scanguage is 14.2 and it is usually around 13.9 steadily
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I would go with these guys.
Ford PowerStroke 7.3L 6.0L 6.4L 6.7L Diesel High Output Large Case 6G Alternators

I got the 160 amp 6G for my 2005 Excursion. I knew it was a little more, but I talked with others and they suggested this is the way to go. I have had this on for 18 months nows and no problems. I am glad I did it.
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