Re: CS130 Alternators
I fail to see the issue/problems created by "incorrect wiring" on my formerly CS Astro and Safari vans, as thee is only ONE wire, the battery cable, going to the alternators back then, and, now, with my SI alternators.
I got tired of the 17 CS series alternators my 3 vans had failure issues with, and all that for the 5 or so years before I converted them to their 3 current SI alternators, of which, not one of them has done anything but work as they should in the 14 years they have been in place. My friend has a 1989 Astro, he kept his CS alternator, or, alternators, 9 of them in the last 20 or so years he has owned that van. I know, I can change an alternator on an Astro or Safari van with V6 in less than 5 minutes, if the engine is cold without removing the engine cover.
I put 12SI's on everything, including my neighbor's Ford Courier pickup. He is a Ford guy all the at, drives him nuts I have GM vehicles. He went through 3 stock Japanese alternators in 6 months, all rebuilt's. He drives big trucks, told me one day his alternator was out, AGAIN. We drove it across the street to my place, and he left for 3 weeks. I took a $5.00 junkyard 12SI, put a $6.00 parts store rebuild kit into it (bearings, brushes), built brackets for it from metal he gave me as scrap, and installed the 12SI. I also chained the hood closed, because I know how upset he would get if he even thought there was a GM part on his Ford. a month later, I took the chain off the hood. He was calm, and now, all his hot rods and other fun cars have 12SI alternators on them, not one has failed. He now insists on getting a 12SI for all his fun cars he has.
As said above, some have great luck with CS alternators, some don't.