Versatile Alternator & Starter Options Stretch Your Inventory

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted nearly every industry, and the heavy duty aftermarket is no exception. And while trucks are still running—with more ramping up each day—many fleets have been forced to do more on less.

We understand that you’re trying to stretch your inventory right now by using what’s on your shelf, as well as parts that can be adapted to multiple applications.

The portfolio of Delco Remy alternators and starters can help you do just that. The All-Makes Program—which helps ensure you have the right products on the shelf to maximize your inventory turns—gives you options to meet a wide range of customer needs.

Alternator Alternatives

Two great alternator options are the Delco Remy 40SI™ High Output Brushless Alternator and the Delco Remy 28SI™ High Output Brush Type Alternator.


The 40SI has four output levels, ranging from 240 to 320 amps, and is available with three mounting styles for greater flexibility. Likewise, the 28SI has three output levels, ranging from 160 to 200 amps, and is available in short J180 hinge, long J180 hinge and pad mounting configurations.

“The 40SI and 28SI are great alternator options because of their amperage levels,” says Nick Tosie, National Accounts Manager, Aftermarket. “We always recommend getting the highest amperage alternator because it will cover applications with lower amperage as well. It’s better for the truck and better for the customer—making it a win-win all around.”

Starter Alternatives

The best option when it comes to starters is the Delco Remy 39MT™ Heavy Duty Gear Reduction Starter.

“The 39MT covers tenfold as many applications as others,” says Tosie. “The rotatable flange feature was designed specifically to improve service flexibility and part number consolidation.”

Rotatable flange models easily replace competitive units and provide full industry application coverage of virtually every 12-volt and 24-volt application. By simply removing the flange screws, you are able to rotate the flange and align the starter to the engine.

Program Makes Best Use of Inventory

Tosie says that applying the All-Makes Program and these recommendations is actually a good practice anytime. When trying to make the best use of your inventory, consolidation is key.

If you’re not sure of the right alternative for a starter or alternator, the online catalog on is a great starting point.The online catalog cross-references parts and gives you options. You also can reach out to your BorgWarner regional sales manager representing Delco Remy starters and alternators for help in consolidating your inventory list.

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