82 300sd oem alt is a AL80X 55amp and the updated is the AL117X 65amp.
My question is do I need the Condenser that is mounted to the back of the
alternator MB #001 156 69 01 or 001 156 16 01. If I do can i use a condenser
The condenser is the radio interference suppressor.
If you have a radio, yes you need it, but it is best practice to have
You can use any suppressor as long as it is a similar value (same or
larger). Its only a capacitor.
I'm sure that any auto accessory shop will stock a radio suppressor
that you can use. You sometimes need to fit them to motors (windscreen
wiper/heater etc) so they are easily found. That is all you need. Just
connect it up the same.
Why is yours faulty?. Is it mechanically damaged. They should pretty
much last forever (certainly the life of the car).
Yes mine is faulty (broken wire). The value on mine is 2.2uf and I am not
sure of the value of say an ignition condenser. As for the life of the car
it is an 82 with over 510k and still runs great. Thanks for all your help.
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