[DML] Re: Expected travel distance without alternator
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[DML] Re: Expected travel distance without alternator



Thanks to everyone that shared advice. I can confirm that you can 
easily go over 20 miles without an alternator and I comfortably 
could have gone substantially farther. I selected a route that 
maintained good speed in order to avoid the cooling fans coming on, 
and drove with accessories and AC off (since the AC also causes the 
cooling fans to engage).

My car is safely on its lift this evening awaiting a little service 
this weekendand I'll swap in my other DeLorean into service for the 
next couple days.

Happy motoring!

  Knut



--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "ksgrimsr" <knut.s.grimsrud@...> 
wrote:
>
> Hi guys,
> 
> It looks like my alternator croaked on my way to work today and my 
> battery light came on with expected lower voltage reading. I need 
to 
> get my car home in order to service it and I'm trying to gauge my 
odds 
> of driving it home.
> 
> What is a ballpark expected distance/time I should count on 
getting 
> out of my car running without a working alternator but with a good 
> battery? I have a 35 minute drive covering 20 miles. My gut feel 
is 
> that I should be able to drive it home, but if I'm way off, I'd 
rather 
> know beforehand so I don't end up along the road somewhere.
> 
>   Knut
>










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