Alternator Swap 1g to 2g in a 3.5L
Hey guys, it's 4 Am so sorry if this is a stupid post. I have a 200amp alternator here that was supposedly only used for a month on a 1g 3.5L. It's in a Bosch casing and I was told the "diodes" have also been upgraded. Not really sure what that is... alternators are mildly confusing to me as I've never torn one apart.
I have a '99 300m with the (obviously) 2g 3.5L. So I'm wondering... does it fit? I've read several threads: it fits, it doesn't fit, or it'll fit with modification. So I'ma postin' my own thread!
If I have to mod it... I'm thinking: "Are both the 1g and 2g the same alternator? Like are they internally regulated?" From what I can tell the plugs are different, but that doesn't necessarily mean it won't work, right? Can't I just splice the wires together? Or is it totally different wiring?
I'm also wondering if I could just take the guts out of this alternator and put it in my 2g casing...