[DML] Re: electrical system discharging - help
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[DML] Re: electrical system discharging - help



David - The first test would be to use a quality multimeter to verify 
system voltage in the car with and without the engine running.  The 
gauge on the dash is generally for reference only, and may have decided 
to be "grumpy".  If the voltage is verified to be that low with the 
engine running, then check it at around 1500 rpm's.  If it continues to 
be low, then my next question would have to be "Where did you get the 
alternator from, and what does their warranty look like?".  Generally 
speaking, the idiot light is a pretty good indicator of failure (more 
so than the voltmeter).  FYI - A decent alternator will charge at idle, 
and give around 14.2 ~ 14.4 volts.

Toby Peterson  VIN 2248 "Winged1" (14.4 volts all day long)
DeLorean Motor Company (DMC) Northwest
DeLorean Parts Northwest, LLC


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "daviddlasvegas" <daviddlasvegas@...> 
wrote:
>
> The alternator on my car is new (about 1 month old) as are the belts. 
> Car was running fine. Parked it at the store last night and 10 mins 
> later got in. Started it and alternator light came on, flickered, and 
> stayed on steady. Volts gage is pointed downward toward the "8". Took 
> at look at the alternator...belts ok and its spinning. No noise or 
> vibration.
> 
> Any ideas as to what's going on?
>




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