CLEARANCE - Single Alternator Bracket Support Kit (2100cc)
Note: This a clearance item and non-returnable.
Kit includes: GoWesty alternator support bracket and all necessary hardware.
Fits: This kit is for all 1986-91 Vanagon with the 2100cc waterboxer engine and 1.9 vans with 2.1 cooling conversions.
The way that VW mounted the alternator on a waterboxer was less than ideal. The lower bracket which takes most of the load is a simple cantilever design, held to the block by two 8mm studs. Just behind these studs is the cylinder coolant jacket. When the bearings in the alternator begin to wear out, it starts to vibrate. This vibration leads to a wobble... which leads to the bracket loosening... which leads to severe engine block damage. Read the full story here.
This single bracket will add support and minimize the potential for the studs to tear out of the block, giving you some valuable peace of mind.
Special installation note: The GW bracket kit is designed to be used in CONJUNCTION WITH your original OEM alternator bracket. If you would like to delete your original alternator bracket, check out our latest offering, our all-encompassing Upgraded Alternator Bracket Kit.