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    Default 306 recovery without aux belt?

    This 306 is a 4 door manual petrol car that my son has been given.
    He went to get it from Sydney today knowing it has a dud alternator but managed to fit a serpentine belt that had been removed. However he got onto the Newcastle freeway and broke the belt.
    He had a spare but was unable to fit it and left it there till we return tomorrow, hoping like hell that it's still there in one piece.
    I'm actually thinking we should just drive it home to the upper hunter without the belt as all we will be doing without is the power steering, since the water pump is driven from the timing belt and the alternator doesn't work anyway.
    We have a spare battery and if we get home in daylight without rain it should get there on the full charge from one battery.
    Does this sound feasible?
    Thanks.
    Dan

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    You'd be doing bloody well to get there by battery alone. Maybe on three batteries?

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    Do a "top gear" and swap batteries between the car with working alternator all the way. Only need Two batteries then!
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    Flat tow with a 12V lead gaffered between the cars?

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    That'll do drive really close with the bonnets up and some jumper leads
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    2 years ago I was towing the race car back from Wakefield and the alternator packed it in on the Volvo XC70. The battery in the XC70 in in the rear of the wagon. So I just wired the Volvo to the race car and ran the race car at idle to get me home! Does not help you but I like the idea of swapping batteries between cars.
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    About 40 years ago I was coming up the Hume in the 504Ti and at Marulan at about 5:00pm the alternator front bearing seized. I cut the belt off and drove all the way home to Parramatta (a bit under 2 hours). Only used the head lights when essential and the parking lights for the last 30 or so km.

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    We made it no problems.
    I used two batteries though one would probably have got it here.
    I have Super Charge MF 50 batteries which presumably are 50 Amp hour with 650 CCAmps.
    I retired the first battery when it read 12.7 volts. This was in Singleton, having travelled all the way from the beginning of the Newcastle freeway. I checked the voltage at Wollombi and it was 12.8 volts.
    Cheers,
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