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Last update: 18 Sep 2021

Alternator And Starter Repairs

S.a.r.l Enipac

2020-12-18 00:30:48 UTC

Island: Tahiti

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude in decimal degrees):

Latitude: -17.532636

Longitude: -149.570836

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S.a.r.l Enipac
40-42-70-10
Vini: 87 77 76 95
email: enipacsarl@mail.pf

Rebuild motors including starters and alternators.

In Fare Ute on side street next to Total. Just before the Mobil station on the port side of the street.  

Does not speak English but using Google translate worked well

12-2020 SV Hedonsim

The location is as advertised in the TCG but you could possibly walk right by it. Suffice to say, do not look for a "storefront". It is a two man working shop. You enter through the garage door directly into the working shop. He does not speak English but very quickly pulls out his phone with Google Translate at the ready.

I brought in my Hitachi Alternator that Deiselec had first said a couple of months previous, "no parts" and then said cannot fix with out even looking at it. (tried to sell me a new one). Enipac said it would be next week before he could look at it. The next day I decided to email him asking him if there was any chance of getting it sooner as we were hoping to depart. That evening he emailed me 5 photos of my alternator including the problem (burnt diode) and the winding. There was also a photo of my alternator on the test bench. He advised that it would be ready the next day. He replaced the diode, repaired the windings and "baked it". Total cost was 15000xpf which I thought was reasonable.

My suggestion if you are going to visit, type out a note of what you want done including what you are bringing in (12 volt alternator, 80 amp) and what you would like done (trouble shoot, repair etc) and run Google Translate before you print it. It will make things easier.

I would not hesitate to return.