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Re: [T3] generator pulley

On 24 Jan 2004 at 17:40, Garret Trask wrote:

> I need a new generator pulley for my 68 notchback.  I've searched several 
> places online, but can't find pulleys for t3.  Everyone sells a pulley that 
> fits almost all aircooled vws except t3.  Can anyone tell me the difference 
> between this pulley and a correct t3 one?

They're the wrong diameter. You want a type 3 pulley. The best place to get one 
is off a type 3. I have several good used ones here.

> I'm wondering if the non-t3 one could be made to work...

No, don't even try. Besides the quality of the ones sold today is inferior.

BTW, if yours cracked in use, it is likely that your voltage regulator is 
failing. Replace it, or you'll be needing another pulley soon. (One of the 
failure modes of the VRs is that they stick, and click, rather than buzzing 
back and forth between states. When they stick they tend to jerk the belt, 
which wedges it down in the pulley, spreading the pulley halves. After awhile, 
the pulley halves fatigue fail from this abuse.)  

Jim Adney, jadney@vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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