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Re: Audi 100Q - Voltage on startup

On Sat, 14 Oct 1995 mcwasil@interaccess.com wrote:

> When I start my 1990 100Q (79K miles) the voltmeter reads about 10.5 -
> 11 volts. It will stay at that reading until the engine RPMs reach
> about 2300-2500. It has only been doing this for about the past two or
> three months. Once the RPMs hit 2300, then the voltmeter will read
> 13 - 14 volts.

My '87 4000S does the same thing.  I have replaced the alternator and the 
voltage regulator and the "problem" still persists.  I don't know whta 
makes it do this, but it has always charged fine after the voltage is 
"kicked in" at about 3k rpms.  ?????  Why   ??????

Robert Phillips
The University of Akron Sociology Department-------Akron, Ohio
1987 Audi 4000S, 1.8L 4-cyl, FWD-----SOLO II D-Street Prepared