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Old 05-29-2012, 10:14 PM   #28
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Originally Posted by oknvragain View Post
Thats what I was looking for. I ended up making a heat shield for my alternator to fix the problem with the rear bearings failing. The real test will be the next couple months as the Texas heat is starting to climb. The back of the alternator went from 300 degrees F plus to 124 degrees after a 20 min hwy drive.

i'd like to cut the bottom of the bumper out a little to open up the bottom 3 1/2 fins on the intercooler. Though I don't want it to look horrible. What did you use to finish off the edges. Your turned out great.
It's just cheap, black plastic, self-adhesive auto door protective trim but it worked just fine.
After about a year a thin layer of clear plastic will flake off, and when it does all off it basically brushes off. Still shiny black underneath.

Nice job zeroing in on the issue and making a shield for the alternator.
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