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Re: Alternators

Date:  Thu, 28 Aug 1997 07:30:02 -0700
To:  Carl Wahlin (UND) <cwahlin@helios.acomp.usf.edu>
From: edward_lutz@INS.COM
Subject:  Re: Alternators

Yeah, this sounds feasible. A bad alternator, allowing the battery to go
down will show at higher rpm and/or under a heavy "ignition load" such as a
high boost situation. Car will run OK at lower rpm while cruising. At least
until the battery dies.


At 04:03 PM 8/27/97 -0400, you wrote:
>Date:  Tue, 26 Aug 1997 13:30:00 -0600
>To:  Carl Wahlin (UND) <cwahlin@helios.acomp.usf.edu>
>From: caroth@holly.colostate.edu
>Subject:  Alternators
>What luck, both of my SVO's had the alternator die within the same week.
>$30 for new lifetime replacement sure beats the Cop Car alternator for my
>old 89 5.0.  I noticed at the track the other night that I was getting a
>miss in 3rd gear.  I was almost like I had a hole in one of the Intercooler
>hoses.  I checked all of the hoses, but could not find a leak.
>If my altenator was not producing any power and the battery was low, would
>this account for the miss in the engine? It was only under full
>boost(15psi), the car ran fine with no boost.  I am thinking that the
>increased cylinder pressure under boost was blowing the spark out with this
>halfway trashed alternator.  Is this line of thinking correct?
>Chris Roth @ work....shhhh don't tell my boss 
>85 SVO (Bright Red)
>86 SVO (Silver Metallic)

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