geraintlloyd_qc at yahoo.ca
Tue May 30 09:43:34 EDT 2006
my MCII seems to be having some curious alternator /
that stem from an iffy battery.
(and an eversoslightly slack v belt, but that's
you can tell that the alternator is working hard.
not surprised that they fail at idle in heavy traffic
in hot weather.
just imagine all of that load form the ac, the fan,
the blower and the
cigarette lighter working flat out
New battery this week methinks, before the transport
union in montreal
call the boys out on strike.........
i thought that the temp could get to 110 ish before
there was a
problem. since the coolant is pressurised the boiling
point will be
doubtless someone will correct me on this.
Max, you say that the gauge climbs over 100C but are
you 100% sure that
the temp sensor is still bang on to a few degrees or
to be honest though, most of the vehicles that i've
had didn't have
numbered temp gauges, so all i see is Cold - Warm -
Hot - Too Hot and
don't have to worry about numbers that may or may not
relate to what is
going on in the engine.
Unless the gauge is massively over to the right and
the rad fan is off,
i don't worry (about the coolant that is, there are
other things that i
DO worry about).
People's Republic of Canadia
'89 200 TQA MCII
'87 Group N Golf 2 GTI, 8v, RHD
cobram at juno.com wrote:
> "Max Hoepli" <mhoepli at vif.com> writes:
>> Anyone had any experiences with Audi type 44s
>> failing alternators? I get nervous when the
temperature gage gets
>> around 100C or even a bit over in slow traffic with
>> on and in very slow traffic.
> If you have the correct battery in the car, failure
rate isn't any
> higher. But with a smaller than recommended battery
or marginal battery
> your alternator will have to carry a much heavier
load when stressed.
> There are two types of tragedies in life. One is not
getting what you
> want, the other is getting it.
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