[Biturbos4] Brewing electrical problem?

Chris Newbold chris at newbold.org
Mon Jan 26 06:27:14 PST 2009

On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 1:26 PM, Chris Newbold <chris at newbold.org> wrote:

> I knew something was wrong, but it wasn't clear how dire the situation was,
> particularly since it always read 14v for a while after every cold start...

Just to follow-up, it turned out to be a double failure: the
alternator (voltage regulator) expired and the battery had a
shorted-out cell. The latter explains why there was so little warning
between the time the alternator quit for good and when the battery
completely died.

There may well be a cause-and-effect reationship here, but hard to
tell after the fact...

2001.5 S4 Avant 6spd

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