[ROVERNET - UK] Electrical mystery on P6

Koffee koffee at iprimus.com.au
Fri May 6 12:28:54 BST 2005

Does the lights dim more then they should when you are at idle.
Ok a suggestion is to check and clean the contacts on the earth strap from 
the engine to body.



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Paul Smith" <Paul.Smith at auroraenergy.com.au>
To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Friday, May 06, 2005 10:12 AM
Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] Electrical mystery on P6

> Ok, I'll stir it up with my current curly problem:
> During Christmas visit to praents I racked up 3000 miles on SC.
> Most of the car ran perfectly.
> However the generator cjopped out the rear bush, and the armature metal 
> wore
> away a bit.
> Fixed the bush, but the increased air gap meant the gennie now
> underperformed.
> Time for an alternator, a la the one on the TC (which was a Holden one I
> fitted in 1985).
> I put alternator on, all looked ok.  Voltage on the battery posts looks 
> ok,
> around 13.6 at 1500rpm or so.
> The alternator output does go through the regulator box, but not the IGN
> light.  IGN light behaves perfectly.
> the battery went flat; hmmm.
> Tried the battery out of the 2500, same response.
> Consistently, if I leave the car for 3 days, the battery is dead flat.
> However if I take the battery out and leave it to sit, the voltage 
> recovers
> a lot.
> I put an DMM in series with the battery earth lead to see if there was a
> steady discharge.
> 0 amps; clock cuts in every 2.5 minutes and blips the current.  Open the
> door, get .4 amp discharge.  It looks perfect.
> So I bought a new battery.  Same response.
> So I swapped in the alternator off the TC, in case the one I put on has a
> dead diode or something.
> Same response.
> Now what??
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