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Old 11-13-2018, 06:43 PM
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Default B&C alternator brushes

Does B&C sell brushes for their alternators? (mine is the standby alt)
Or must one send it in, for this simple repair?
I see none on their alternator parts link.
http://www.bandc.aero/alternatorreplacementparts.aspx
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Old 11-14-2018, 07:18 PM
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Sounds like a great question to pose to B&C directly.
Indeed (did you see the time stamp of my op? They were closed. Sometimes we refer to our knowledgable, 24/7 community for answers when vendors are closed)

However I did get a helpful pm saying B&C will not sell parts. If your ($2) brushes are worn, you must send it in for overhaul.
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Old 11-15-2018, 07:07 AM
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Pull out the brushes, go by your local automotive alternator/starter repair and tell 'em you need some brushes for your airboat. They will fix you right up for just a few dollars.
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Old 11-15-2018, 07:22 AM
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What makes you think it needs new brushes? B&C recommends OH at TBO, I sent my 40A alt in at 1500hrs for a check-up, turns out it didn't really need anything and was working fine when I removed it for some other work. I had them do the full treatment anyway as long as it was there.
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Old 11-15-2018, 09:01 AM
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By the time the brushes are worn out, the commutator may also need to be cleaned/trued up, and the bearings should be inspected carefully or just replaced as preventative maint.

This is assuming the brushed did not have some kind of early failure.
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Old 11-22-2018, 05:56 PM
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upon pulling the brushes, can see the shaft is wobbling.
Sent to auto alt/starter shop.
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