[DML] Re: how long will battery last w/ no alternator
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[DML] Re: how long will battery last w/ no alternator

Is this for real?
It must not take 45 minutes to change an alternator on a Delorean.
I put one on both of mine this past Spring in about an hour and a 
half with new belts and all.   Why not just get under it and change 
D. Funk

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "twinenginedmc12" 
<twinenginedmc12@...> wrote:
> I think you'll make it.
> If I did it, I'd have a back up plan.  If I HAD to make it, I 
> do it.  If the trip involves stop and go traffic, I wouldn't do it. 
> Failure is definitely a possibility.
> In your shoes, if I did it, I would:
> carry a spare battery or two,
> carry jumper cables, so some good Samaritan could charge me up if 
> overcharge the battery(ies),
> drive fast, using the highest gear possible,
> consider disabling the fans, if my car runs cool enough to not fry,
> shut off the car to save battery energy when I could coast for more
> than 20 seconds,
> bring ice and water.
> Rick.
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "daviddlasvegas" <daviddlasvegas@>
> wrote:
> >
> > I'm going to try to make it the 3.5 hour drive to the shop to get 
> > alternator repaired. The alternator is putting out no power, so 
> > car is running off the battery 100%. If I am driving the car with 
> > accessories on, no a/c, and no lights, should the battery fully 
> > charged last 3.5 hrs / 250 miles or am I going to get stuck?
> >

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