Hello everyone this is a small rant. So a quick catch up. A few months ago I had my 96 gems 4.6 rover in the shop and I got a new fuel pump , alternator along with plugs,wires etc.( I could have done it myself but working away from home, never enough time to do these things lead me to beilive this was the better option at the time ) .. This shop I took it to is a European only shop that "specializes" in European veichles.. many range rovers are there along with Porsches, BMW's.. anyway. They have a 24 month/36,000 km warranty on their labor and parts . When they replaced my stock OEM alternator the first time they replaced it was with a aftermarket alternator (magneti meralli).. it lasted about a month Before it wouldn't charge anymore... Took it back there and they replaced it with a AC Delco alternator the second time. (didn't cost me anything due to the warranty) Well that alternator lasted me another month before this morning it gave me an alternator fault quickly drove it back home and parked it . Checked volts on battery , all my wires, connections look good. Ran the sticky test on the forum...I know it's the alternator. Im calling the shop tommorow to let them know it needs to be replaced once again .. Now I know aftermarket alternator's can be a pain in the *$$ for these rovers but I didn't think anything of it when I saw what they replaced it with, when the first one defected . It happens from time to time no reason to be sour . But because this AC Delco one gave up this morning I know I should get a OEM alternator..im going to ask if they have my old original OEM alternator still, and that I'd like it back(read a post about replacing coils and etc. I'd like to try my luck with that ) But should I be asking the shop to replace it with a OEM one as well... I have a feeling they will try and use another after market one and that will just crap out after another month, so on and so on...? I found a used OEM alternator on eBay for a reasonable price $CDN I could just order that, replace it myself, and hope that lasts... In your HONEST opinion. What would you fellas, gals be saying to this shop, what route would you take ... Bring back for aftermarket alternator free of cost.. get a used OEM alternator, repair it if needed, install .