#@$!$%^ing "ultranators"

David duandcc_forums at cox.net
Thu Jan 19 22:10:57 EST 2006

> From: Brett Dikeman <brett at cloud9.net>
> Date: 2006/01/19 Thu PM 12:44:45 EST
> To: quattro at audifans.com
> CC: 200q20v List <200q20v at audifans.com>
> Subject: #@$!$%^ing "ultranators"
> Broken AGAIN.  Voltage regulator is putting the voltage so high the  
> Bozo speakers shut off up front and the gauge is pegged...and that's  
> with every accessory I can think of turned on.  I had to drive the  
> car home 5 miles in 5th @25-30mph to keep revs low enough that the  
> alternator wouldn't generate too much voltage.
> Folks- regardless of how nice Avi is or how long he's been on the  
> list- his alternators are built with cheap crap for components; this  
> is the second time the voltage regulator in my "ultranator" has  
> failed, and failed "on full bore". The regulator is some sort of  
> custom widget that none of the local parts stores can find, so I've  
> got a useless car sitting in the driveway and a club social event in  
> a few hours I need to be at.  I don't give a rat's ass how fast he  
> overnights me a replacement or how free it is- it's a huge  
> inconvenience and potentially a multi-thousand-dollar failure if it  
> blows electronics.
> Steer clear and go OEM.  I'm about to.
> Brett
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Just smack a $10 external regulator from your FLAPS on it and be done with it. If the rest of the alternator is working well, a regulator failure shouldn't get your panties in a knot...

1987 CGT 2.3

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