weak alternator

Phil Rose pjrose at frontiernet.net
Fri Apr 5 12:11:20 EST 2002

At 11:02 AM -0500 4/5/02, Brett Dikeman wrote:
>At 11:31 PM -0800 4/4/02, Shayne wrote:
>My bet is that you're seeing the low voltage light at idle, and it
>goes away with a throttle blip.  If so, the pulley is too large.
>Anyone who sees sagging voltage at idle that goes away with a slight
>raise in engine speed off idle has the same problem.

...but couldn't that RPM effect also be a symptom of the infamous
"blue wire" (exciter?) being disconnected? Guess it depends on
meaning of "slight raise in engine speed".

As to the matter of pulley size--I wouldn't mind having a slightly
smaller pulley if for no other reason than to simply ease the
installation of the drive belt. My pulley may now be the "correct"
size, but IMHO the Audi spec for drivebelt length is tooooo short by
many millimeters. In fact I seem to recall that the Family Album
mentions use of another (longer) belt.


Phil Rose				Rochester, NY USA
'91 200q	(130 Kmiles, Lago blue)
'91 200q   (57 Kmiles, Tornado red)
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