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  • Car Broke down! :/ after full revs Any help /advice?

    Hey guys! hows you guys?
    Literally was opening up the car yesterday on the throttle and pushed her a little hard for a few miles, then at near maximum revs, (7000 ish) there was a boom and then instant loss of engine power and all the dials started going down - the engine oil light came on (red). I pulled over to a stop.

    It felt like I had just ran out of fuel or something had gone , or no spark.

    On side of road now and the engine turns over - so im getting power to it. I checked outside and my front left light had just died, (they are the upgraded round electric bulb ones, Im not sure what they are called? HID? I'm not sure, but mine is an ABY).

    So light was out but sidelights everything else good.

    Car had dropped no fluids, all belts still on so no sign of any damage, no sign of engine failure. So I'm now thinking I know these cars have safety features installed to cut the engine if there is a problem to protect it.
    Could I have had a relay or fuse blown? which could have caused the car to die like this?

    Or does anyone here know what it is?

    :/ Ive now been recovered to my address in welwyn garden city :/

    Huge thx in advance :/
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  • LSG
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    Very happy to help you out Chris, keeping our S2 on the road can be a little bit off a pain sometimes so its nice to help if you can.It will be cool for everyone who has helped with good advice to see you back on the road again soon. Best wishes Lynn

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  • Chris5044
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    Just want to mention that Lynn on the forum is an absolute legend!! Thankyou. Genuine guy and has great mechanical knowledge and a good laugh.

    Thank you Lynn for helping me out last night with my alternator bracket and bits for the S2!!

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  • piotr
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    It want cause any issues but it would live bad taste in my mouth-broken bit and missing bolt .but if you will get good enough discount then it's up to you

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  • Bowie69
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    The broken bit will be fine, no chance of it getting inside, there is the field windings in the way!

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  • Chris5044
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    Hey thank you for the advice guys!! I am going to accept their refund, of 50euros, I dont think aside from cooling there should be an issue hopefully with it. It should have warranty though?

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  • steve briance
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    Have a close look at the metal where the missing bit used to be. The refurb process will take a nasty horrible dirty alternator body and likely degrease then vapour blast. The vapour blasting leaves the as new finish and a slight smoothness to the surface. If that smoothness appears across the jagged edges where the missing metal once joined, the bit was missing before it was refurbed and won't be inside. If it is a fresh looking break then it could be inside and would likely rattle.

    I don't think I'd run an alternator with a bit rattling around inside it but if it's just missing, it's not really a big deal other than the implications for quality control.

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  • piotr
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    If thats The quality outside what's been done to it inside. Return it

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  • Nuvo
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    I certainly won't accept or fit that considering the money it cost you. I'd return it.

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  • John.
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    Originally posted by Chris5044 View Post

    Hey thx, shipped from Germany :/ high cost on shipping, 259 euro total ... 4 bots, 1 is missing or half of it is...

    yeh tricky :/
    Aye......tricky.

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  • Chris5044
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    Originally posted by John. View Post
    Not ideal is it? If the pulley spins ok I wouldn't be too worried about the broken bit.

    Has the bolt actually sheared or just missing?? How many bolts in total hold the alternator together, 3?

    You probably paid good money for this??…….I'd be tempted to return it.
    Hey thx, shipped from Germany :/ high cost on shipping, 259 euro total ... 4 bots, 1 is missing or half of it is...

    yeh tricky :/

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  • John.
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    Not ideal is it? If the pulley spins ok I wouldn't be too worried about the broken bit.

    Has the bolt actually sheared or just missing?? How many bolts in total hold the alternator together, 3?

    You probably paid good money for this??…….I'd be tempted to return it.

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  • Chris5044
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    Hey guys! a small update, I have recieved the bosch alternator from Germany but 2 things are up with it =

    1 of them I think is ok (bolt has sheered off)

    The other I am concerned that something could fall inside it. in picture shown (grille section has broken off).

    Its a refurbished item from Berlin


    Is this ok???
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  • Chris5044
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    Originally posted by LSG View Post
    That's great news Chris. Pleased your getting things sorted out. Regards Lynn
    Thank you buddy! yes!! sorry! I must get to the stage of cambelt change so I can return your tool for you! Huge thank you for helping me out!! ... onwards!! <3

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  • LSG
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    That's great news Chris. Pleased your getting things sorted out. Regards Lynn

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