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ATTN: Steve, RE: Alternator Rebuild Kit
« on: November 04 2021, 01:32:40 PM »
Steve,

 Will this rebuild kit work with the CS144 typically found in '87 Turbo Regal?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/142984342064

I see mention of an "early" & "later" model CS144. Haven't found an explanation of the differences.

Thank you.

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Re: ATTN: Steve, RE: Alternator Rebuild Kit
« Reply #1 on: November 04 2021, 04:15:35 PM »
The second gen CS144 came out in 1992.  Our cars were the first generation model.  Looks to me like that is the second gen kit.




https://www.vortexbuicks-etc.com/alternatorselection.htm
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Re: ATTN: Steve, RE: Alternator Rebuild Kit
« Reply #2 on: November 04 2021, 04:27:20 PM »
...Looks to me like that is the second gen kit.

How can you tell the difference?

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Re: ATTN: Steve, RE: Alternator Rebuild Kit
« Reply #3 on: November 04 2021, 05:10:34 PM »
the ebay ad says this:

THIS PREMIUM KIT IS TO UPGRADE LATE VERSION OF THE DELCO CS144 ALTERNATOR TO 200 AMPS

Our cars had the early version of the CS144.  I am interpreting "late version" as being the second gen
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Re: ATTN: Steve, RE: Alternator Rebuild Kit
« Reply #5 on: November 04 2021, 07:17:31 PM »
Thank you. Looks like a different rear casing, bearing, battery post & fan assembly.

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Re: ATTN: Steve, RE: Alternator Rebuild Kit
« Reply #6 on: November 04 2021, 08:11:14 PM »
yes, the new one is supposed to cool better and last longer

I have never had a problem with the originals, tho
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Re: ATTN: Steve, RE: Alternator Rebuild Kit
« Reply #7 on: November 04 2021, 09:11:45 PM »
In the process of upgrading electrical. New battery, starter & alternator. Running two cooling fans on radiator & probably add another to trans cooler.

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Re: ATTN: Steve, RE: Alternator Rebuild Kit
« Reply #8 on: November 07 2021, 10:52:57 PM »
UPDATE: Seller offers the correct kit for early model also.

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Re: ATTN: Steve, RE: Alternator Rebuild Kit
« Reply #9 on: November 08 2021, 12:15:55 PM »
UPDATE: Seller offers the correct kit for early model also.

Do you have a link for that kit?

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Re: ATTN: Steve, RE: Alternator Rebuild Kit
« Reply #10 on: November 08 2021, 08:23:52 PM »
UPDATE: Seller offers the correct kit for early model also.

Do you have a link for that kit?

Unfortunately I do not. Try contacting the seller through the link in the first post. It just arrived this evening.


 

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