How much amperage can an alternator support? no really...

Huw Powell audi at
Mon Feb 4 19:07:01 PST 2008

>  If the fan's on all the time, 90% of the time it won't pass smog. 

We're dealing with an '84 here, not an '04.

> It's just like having a thermostat stuck open. 

No, it isn't.  It's like having a nice cold reservoir of coolant for the 
tstat to let into the engine when it opens.

Although it seems like a wasteful hack - that fan is using about a third 
of a horsepower in raw electricity that has generation inefficiencies.

Huw Powell

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