Re: [DML] Electrical Issues - Volt Meter - Horns dead when wet
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Re: [DML] Electrical Issues - Volt Meter - Horns dead when wet



Dielectric grease inhibits the electrolysis that occurs when two differing metals are in direct contact. I believe it was developed specifically for aluminum/copper connections but was found to be helpful when any two dissimilar metals are in contact.
   
  Chris
  06301

Elvis Nocita <elvisnocita@xxxxxx> wrote:
          
Wow, nice 100V system, you must be the only one on the world who uses a 100V system in a car :-)
Maybe you should apply at BOSCH, they tried to install 42V Systems in cars for several years now and I still haven't seen those cars around. Good job :-)

My Voltmeter was very low, too lately until I cleaned and reeplaced the two bolts that feed the +12V and Ground thru the firewall. The +12V bolt
was very oxydiced and I can tell you the difference is big !
Even a oversized alternator can't fix that because current can't flow 
where the resistance is too big. 

Clean those contacts and enjoy the improvement.

By the way - what is this dielectric grease stuff ? I read 
it almost daily here on the forum but have never seen it 
here in europe but cars still run pretty good...

Elvis & 6548

> Drove my car from Houston to Denver over the weekend and had a couple 
> of issues to ask the group about....
> 
> 1. I noticed while driving that anytime the fans or any other 
> accessory use(Horns) the volt meter had a very noticeable tick. It 
> was only momentary but certainly noticeable. 
> - Newly rebuilt alternator (100 volt from a 1985 Eldorado - been 
> running this unit for about 20 years). 
> - Specialty Auto Fan Fix 2X2, (fan fail light works when fans are 
> running). 
> With this symptom is there a ground or other issue that I should be 
> concerned with?
> 
> 2. Unrelated issue, it was raining all across northwest Texas and in 
> one small town I hit a "relatively" big water puddle. Relatively big 
> for a lowered Delorean meaning it was about an inch deep, kidding 
> really! This caused my Horns to stop working until they had a chance 
> to dry out. 
> Is there something I can do to correct this problem dielectric 
> grease, loose grounds suggestions?
> 
> Side note, at every gas station along the route the car drew a crowd; 
> I was accommodating and had at least 10 kids sit in the driver's seat 
> having pictures taken.
> 
> Thanks in advance for your help.
> Dan Haney
> vin 3254
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 

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