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Re: 89 Turbo (driven?) Alternator
Heather & Jeff wrote:
> 1. The filter capacitor has no bearing on your problem. If it goes open,
> you stand a chance of increased noise on the radio & stuff. If it goes
> short, well, it won't be that way for long because it will blow like a
Yeah, I kinda thought so myself, but ran out of possible explanations.
> 4. I don't remember whether Bosch alternators of that vintage have a
> diode trio rotor power up scheme or not. If they do, this is likely
> your problem. (Diode trio is a small pack of three diodes across each
> of the three phases to provide power to the rotor; kind of an archaic
> way of turning the alternator on)
The Stator has 4 wires, coming out of it. One is sloghtly away from the
The remaining 3 are soldered to 3 diods.
> 4. Are you sure that the Fox actually is charging with the Audi reg?
Yes. I install voltmeters and analogue oil pressure gauges in all my
Thanks for the reply, Jeff.