[DML] Re: the alternator
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[DML] Re: the alternator

In a nutshell...Lucas..and crappy British 1980's wiring...even for 
it's time,it was bad and now add age to it,and it becomes very 
unstable for handling the electronics...and with todays high power 
electronics being added to a Delorean..well...it just takes it's 
toll,British wiring(the 1980's stuff) was never meant(ie:designed) to 
stay unburnt/unmelted and without problems for 25 plus years 
plus.Compaired to say a 1981 typical American made car/wiring 
harness/electronics.I have seen American made cars of that same age 
or way OLDER age with perfect unmelted/undamaged/no problem 
electronics/fuseboxes etc.,unless they were abused,but with the 
Delorean it just happens by itself without the abuse of the owner(the 
electrical Gremlins/melting/OEM electrical problems) of the 
electronics.This is not to put the Delorean down in any way,but just 
a fact with owning a Delorean.If the electrical system,as it came 
from the factory were to be given a rating....it would most 
positively be a negative D rating,Or close to a total failure,when it 
came to the electronics.THANK GOODNESS for the vendors,they ARE the 
ones that saved the Delorean,from bring a total electrical mess when 
it comes to it's Electronics.This there is no dispute!!And as the car 
further ages MORE Electronic Gremlins will emerge,but the Vendors and 
the DMC community will overcome them as they have done so in the past.

Hope that helps in understanding a Delorean.

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "welmoedj" <joe.dalton@...> wrote:
> Putting the selector in drive or reverse requires activating the 
> solenoids.
> This action asks a lot from the juice box ref: the door solenoids 
> taking a lot energy).
> So IMHO this may contribute to cause the behaviors you observe.
> I gladly swap my opinion for the one of e.g. David Teitelbaum.
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "rydelo81" <rydelo81@> wrote:
> >
> > hello.  sorry to keep perpetuating the battery/alternator 
> discussion.  
> > just having a problem.  i just put in a new battery.  now i 
> that 
> > whenever i put the car in reverse or drive, at times the rpms 
> and 
> > then go up and the battery light comes on.  as soon as i start 
> driving 
> > it's fine and the light goes off.  i'm sure i need a new 
> > but just wanted to check and see if any of you think it's a 
> > problem causing this.  sorry if this is stupid, but does putting 
> > car in drive or reverse put more strain on the alternator, and 
> > getting a new one fix the problem?  in park or while driving it's 
> > fine.  thanks for any help you can offer.  ryan the newb out. 
> >

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