I have a Hitachi alternator
L135-26. That's a 35 Amp model fitted as standard on Yanmar
GM1 diesels. It only has 126 hours on it but has one or more faulty diodes that cause it to drain the battery
is not running. It has an internal regulator
and brush housing mounted on the diode assembly. I'd be able to unsolder the diode assembly from the stator leads, remove the brush housing from it and solder in a new diode assembly with the existing brush housing reattached. But where can I find a new diode assembly? I presume it's made to fit that particular Hitachi alternator
but I cannot find anywhere that sells them, or indeed any other part for Hitachi alternators. People who repair them must have access to parts
, right? If I take it to a repair guy it's a minimum of $100 which I can't afford.