[V8] Alternator ailments resolved

Grant Lenahan glenahan at vfemail.net
Fri Jun 29 08:21:11 EDT 2007

Regulator brushes?
I'm lost.  You mena alternator brushes??

On Jun 28, 2007, at 9:50 AM, Kneale Brownson wrote:

>   I found all the connections "grubby" with corrosion, some of it 
> rusty orange and some that pretty bright green.  But the main issue is 
> that the regulator brushes were fully extended--no more room to 
> travel.  Worn out, in other words.  I'm having the local Bosch repair 
> center renew the bearings, clean out the housing (I found pine needles 
> had worked their way into the housing through the air plumbing) and 
> generally bring it back to "like new".
>   Thanks to all the responders.
> Kurt Deschler <desch at alum.wpi.edu> wrote:
>   Kneale,
> I would definitely check the exciter wire at the splice near the RF
> headlight. On both of my T44s, I replaced this with a solid weatherprof
> crimp. Also measure voltage on the alternator ans starter posts. One 
> of my
> cars had a large drop across these cables and I ended up replacing the 
> one
> from the alternator to the starter. Cleaning the terminal connections 
> may
> help also.
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