[Biturbos4] Brewing electrical problem?

Mark R speedracer.mark at gmail.com
Mon Jan 26 13:08:32 PST 2009

There's no doubt it's cause/effect.... and with age, the margins get

Glad it's all sorted.

Mark Rosenkrantz

On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 9:27 AM, Chris Newbold <chris at newbold.org> wrote:

> 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...
> -Chris
> 2001.5 S4 Avant 6spd
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