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Old 04-12-2008
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Default Alternator Access Modification

At least four times in the past I've had to access the second alternator on my 8V92 through the bedroom floor. It's become a yearly event but necessary to check and retighten/replace the belts. To say this has been a PITA is an understatement. To make things easier I have made two modifications. First off I don't restaple the carpet everytime I remove it to gain access. You don't need to. It is such a tight fit between the bed and the cabinet drawers that it stays in place. Secondly, and most significantly I've cut the main access plate in two lengthwise. The biggest problem with this plate was the left side 90 degree bend. This bend has to be inserted under all the piping without scraping off the newly installed insulation and foam strips. The foam strips keep engine fumes from entering the bedroom. Once you have cut the plate in two you can permanently mount the half with the 90 degree bend and never have to remove it for alternator work again. Of course you can still remove it if necessary for a compressor repair/replacement. I hope from the pictures I've included you can get an idea of what I've done.
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nice job Rob.
how long does it take to access the alternator with the floor cut up like that?
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Rob,
How did you do the thumbnails and full size pictures in your post?
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Rob,
How did you do the thumbnails and full size pictures in your post?
Jurgen,

If you scroll down below the Message editing box, you will find what is described below;



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To add a full size image to your message do this;



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John,

There is a size limitation....
How do you downsize a pic??? Yahoo site is automatic or downsizes to fit.
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Hi Bill:

Do you have Adobe Elements or some other photo printing software? Most will resize and let you reduce the pixels.
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nice job Rob.
how long does it take to access the alternator with the floor cut up like that?
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I'll time it next week when I check the tension on the new belts I installed. I'm willing to bet it takes less than three minutes to open.
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