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Tech Talk With Fran

What is ‘Tech Talk With Fran’?

Hello, my name is Fran Watson and I am Managing Director here at DFJ Automotive. After many years of experience in the automotive business, I would like to share some advice and insights through ‘Tech Talk With Fran’.

Tech Talk will allow me to correct and advice common misconceptions or give helpful tips that may come in handy when working with or around automotive applications, such as heavy duty starter motors and alternators.

Mercedes Actros MP4 and MP5 Starter Motors

Accordingly, it has become apparent that a common error in the cross reference data on most websites relating to Mitsubishi and Delco starters fitted to Mercedes Actros MP4/MP5 2011. Ergo, the Delco 29mt unit fitted must be replaced by 29mt. This unit is shorter in length than the Mitsubishi variant. If you try and fit the Mitsubishi in place of the Delco type you could end up in trouble. It could foul on the ancillary engine equipment at the back of the starter motor. The Delco unit has been made obsolete by Delco. We get around this problem by grafting the drive end bracket and pinion off the old Delco starter onto a new a new motor and solenoid. I urge you to beware…

Denso Active Lamp Alternators

Furthermore, it has come to our attention that people are commonly struggling with the Delco Active Lamp Alternators. You may have noticed that when the alternator below is replaced by an aftermarket item that you still get the warning light glowing, that is because the regulators in of the aftermarket units are not manufactured correctly. Most of the sites you will visit will supply you with a dud unit. Here, we fit the correct regulator to our new unit and it works reliably.

Yanmar Alternator
DFJ010537
DENSO 0210800820
DENSO 101211117
DENSO 1012111170
DENSO 1012111380
DENSO 102211001
DENSO 1022110010
JOHN DEEERE AM879908
JOHN DEERE LVA12357
KOMATSU YM12924077200
LUCAS LRA03058
LUCAS LRA3058
TAKEUCHI Y12924077200
YANMAR 12924077200
YANMAR 12942377210
Tech Talk With Fran
Delco Active Lamp Alternators
DFJ Automotive
Alternator
Yanmar
Denso
Lucas
Komatsu 
John Deere
Takeuchi
Heavy Duty Starter Motor 
Heavy Duty Alternator
Yanmar Alternator-DFJ010537
Yanmar Alternator

Product Cross References:

DENSO 0210800820

DENSO 101211117

DENSO 1012111170

DENSO 1012111380

DENSO 102211001

DENSO 1022110010

JOHN DEEERE AM879908

JOHN DEERE LVA12357

KOMATSU YM12924077200

LUCAS LRA03058

LUCAS LRA3058

TAKEUCHI Y12924077200

YANMAR 12924077200

YANMAR 12942377210

https://www.densoautoparts.com/