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Cracked alternator bracket

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Hi all,

Been getting some belt squeak so went to tighten it and found it all in a bit of a mess.
Firstly, the pulleys don't look aligned. Closer inspection showed a crack in the alternator bracket, but the bracket is defo a makeshift one - it looks a pretty rusty piece of steel and is using bolt holes in the right side of the engine block opposed to the original ones. I'm assuming this 'fix' was done because the original bracket failed, but does anyone have any advice on how to fix it more successfully?

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New bracket from Brickwerks I woulda thought would be best
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Thats been botched up using one of the PAS pump mounting holes on the rh head.
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Re: Cracked alternator bracket

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Yep, I’m guessing the correct holes were no longer usable. I guess I could just get someone to do a better job mounting it on a custom steel plate using the PAS holes if so?

If the original mounting holes are ok then the below sounds like an option. Just wondering if anyone had any insight on fixing it as it sounds like a common problem reading the background:

https://campervanculture.com/shop/vw-t2 ... t-fix-kit/

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Looks like @itchyfeet helped someone solve the problem properly here...


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Don’t think much can be done to salvage the original bolt holes?


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Machine shop can fix that. Depends how much they want you to strip the engine down for them. I had one in a similar state, and they fixed it. Take the bracket with you, so they can measure off it.

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got the same now too
will give a go of drilling it out again, as I did with my exhaust bolt and insert a Heli coil if it doesnt come out with the left hand drill bit.

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well... that didnt work  :x

Ordered the GoWesty bracket now anyway (turned out cheaper to buy direct from them and not CVC)

I hope that its secure enough without the 1 bolt

I also noticed on my original engine (which I still have), there are studs but on this they are missing

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