Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Bryant, Arkansas
As to replacing the r/r, I wouldn't worry about it. Your engine overheated, not the r/r. The exhaust is going to get a certain temp, and not get much hotter. The engine, however, is supposed to be much cooler than the exhaust, and it is the engine that got hotter, but probably not as hot as the exhaust. The fact that the r/r is above the exhaust, and it is the exhaust that causes the r/r to overheat, not the engine heat, there isn't more damage done to it by the engine.
Now the stator, that's Hizzo's dept. He can probably tell you how the stator is doing from the excess heat. Do yourself a favor and check the AC voltage across the yellow wires, and make sure it is in the 50-60V range at 5000 rpms. 3 sets of measurements, 1-2, 2-3, 1-3. That should tell you what condition the overheating left your stator in.
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