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Re: Re: battery drain while parked - why?

In a message dated 1/5/98 9:28:02 PM, johnw@webgate.net wrote:

>The infamous part that is the culprit prowels in many vehicles and that is
>the Bosch alternater regulator. Sometimes when a lot of power consumers are
>used the regulater doesn't have the ability to recover and so your battery
>doesn't recover either.Battery may also be weak causing the regulator to
>insult the injury. Check battery then replace regulater. Doing a test on
>alt wont show anything

I replaced the internal regulator with a external and have noticed a HUGE
difference in charging performance and leakage current.  If anyone want's the
write-up on how to do the conversion and what parts to buy let me know. 


Eric Fletcher S.O.C.
'87 5KCSTQ with WAY too many toys.....

According to Einstein, the faster you go, the longer you live.

St. Louis, MO