Re: [DML] Alternator ? Should have included...
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Re: [DML] Alternator ? Should have included...

Thank you for the feedback. I had installed a new optima battery and 
it works fine if I hook it up to a bench charger occasionally, but it 
was not being properly charged in the vehicle. The previous owner had 
hard wired (through a new relay) the cooling fans to run all of the 
time because he had read that D's tended to overheat. I need to 
correct that issue, but have trouble with wiring due to a slight 
color blindness. I'll call a friend. The extra power draw can't be 
I see that you have a 140 - 150 AMP unit and I will investigate it.
Thanks again.
--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "John Hervey" <john@...> wrote:
> Lee, The Motorola and the Ducy struggle under the best conditions 
to keep
> the battery charged. If you start off with a good battery and don't 
turn on
> the radiator fans and the blower motor it might keep up. 90 amps is 
the cold
> reading, after the alternator heats up it will start dropping and 
will go
> down as far as 75 amps.
> John Hervey
> -----Original Message-----
> From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of
> Lee Edmonson
> Sent: Saturday, February 16, 2008 2:06 PM
> To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [DML] Alternator ? Should have included...
> I should have first asked if the 130 AMP Delco alternator is the 
way to 
> go. Is a higher amperage output better than less? Would 90 AMPS be 
> My original has not failed after 50 K miles, it just does not keep 
> battery charged properly even though I drive it several times each 
> week. This may partially be due to the fact that most of my driving 
> short trips.

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