intermittent charge issue

Nick Lawrence nick at
Fri Aug 21 09:23:58 PDT 2009

I have an alternator that failed.  I had put in a brush/reg pack and it 
worked a couple months, then no charge.  Slip rings didn't appear to be any 
more worn than the others in my collection. Different regulator didn't help.
Swapped it out.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "feelstranger" <feelstranger at>
To: <200q20v at>
Sent: Friday, August 21, 2009 11:46 AM
Subject: intermittent charge issue

> Folks, I'm experiencing an intermittent charge with a newly installed 
> Al179x alternator.  (Bosch remanufactured)
> Primarily after some time on the highway - and then after "cooling off" 
> for a while (on the side of the road, or rest area) it works for some 
> time - though that seems to be getting more variable.
> Swapping the voltage reg. had no change, and I confirmed that there was no 
> charging  after the warning light came on.
> Anyone ever have a faulty "new" alternator?
> Could it be something else?   I'm relatively confident it is not an 
> intermittent igniter circuit.
> Thanks
> Nat
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