Re: [DMCForum] Alternator upgrade troubles
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [DMCForum] Alternator upgrade troubles



It's really not worth trying to hook upa modern alternator to a 
DeLorean. I'm no expert on alternators but know what I've been told - 
that on a modern engines, the ECU controls the alternator hence all the 
extra wires.

We do a supoerb Valeo alt which uses just two control wires - and the 
same plug as the Ducellier. It's rated to 110A and requires no mods 
whatsoever apart from adding back in the ignition fed 12v the ducellier 
used. I'm going to hazard a guess that your alt needs 12v from an 
ignition fed source too

Martin

Ryan Wright wrote:

>Folks,
>
>I bought & installed a new 4-wire 180amp alternator tonight. It's
>mounted up great and the belt is turning it just fine but I'm getting
>NO power from it! I could really use some advice...
>
>I had an original motorola alternator. There were only two connections
>to it: The main power feed (8 cables going into 2 ring connectors
>hooked up to the primary "batt" terminal on the alternator) and a
>brown wire that goes hot with the ignition on, which I assume is the
>sense for the regulator.
>
>There were NO other wires connected to my Motorola. I was instructed
>to hook up a yellow wire for the lamp light to the "L" terminal on the
>new 4-wire plug. I looked all over the place but couldn't find a
>yellow wire, nor any loose wires whatsoever.
>
>So, I mounted the alternator, connected the main power wires to the
>primary power terminal and connected the red "S" wire on the new
>4-wire plug to the brown wire. I left the other three wires in the new
>4-wire plug disconnected.
>
>I get nothing. Zero voltage output. :(
>
>Any ideas?? If it's just the lack of connecting the "L" wire, can
>someone tell me where in the world I should start looking for that
>wire? Where does it go or route from? Which wire loom does it come out
>of? As I said I looked all over the place, it's not to be found
>anywhere...
>
>Thanks for any help,
>
>-Ryan
>
>
>
> 
>Yahoo! Groups Links
>
>
>
> 
>
>
>
>
>  
>




------------------------ Yahoo! Groups Sponsor --------------------~--> 
Everything you need is one click away.  Make Yahoo! your home page now.
http://us.click.yahoo.com/AHchtC/4FxNAA/yQLSAA/HliolB/TM
--------------------------------------------------------------------~-> 

 
Yahoo! Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DMCForum/

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    DMCForum-unsubscribe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

<*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to:
    http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/
 





Home Back to the Home of PROJECT VIXEN


Copyright 2006 ProjectVixen.com.  All rights reserved.

Opinions expressed in posts reflect the views of their respective authors.
DMCForum Mailing List Archive  DMCNews Mailing List Archive  DMC-UK Mailing List Archive