[V8] flickering lights, voltage regulator?
i.rautenberg at waratap.com
Fri Nov 4 18:33:50 EST 2005
Maybe it's Ed's new Phatnoise Stereo w/ subwoofer that's tied into the speed
circuit -- gets louder as speed increases ;-)
How 'bout that bass...
Ingo (tongue firmy in cheek)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Buchholz, Steven" <Steven.Buchholz at kla-tencor.com>
To: <v8 at audifans.com>
Sent: Friday, November 04, 2005 2:21 PM
Subject: Re: [V8] flickering lights, voltage regulator?
> ... if you're taking a poll ...
> If you've found a direct relationship to engine speed it indicates a
> pretty strong sign that it is the alternator. Thinking it is some other
> consumer applying a load is a long shot IMO ...
> Steve B
> San Jose, CA (USA)
> > Hmm. I tend to think your voltage regulator is the culprit -- though
> > the regulator istself, but the brush pack part of it. One of the
> > may be sticking. You can pick up a replacement regulator/brush pack
> > Napa or similar. Aftermarket ones are also available -- though they
> are not
> > (IMO) up to the quality of the Bosch units --especially as pertains to
> > brush pack part.
> > > Just revisited this tonight when I brought the car home from
> > > in the parking garage at work after a month. The flickering changes
> > > with engine rpm. The alternator was replaced with a Bosch reman
> > > almost exactly 2 years ago. I've noticed this flickering for a
> > > now.
> > >
> > > Going to go out with a meter and see what I can see.
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