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Old 06-27-2012, 09:04 PM   #591 (permalink)
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:40 PM   #592 (permalink)
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but the battery doesn't charge faster when the engine is screaming at 5-6k, nor does it help when the car next to you is revving.
I recently learned from an alternator re-build spec sheet that power output was RPM-related for that model, but this situation was entirely unreasonable. What they didn't realize (and you are completely justified in your complaint) is that: 1) It only takes a very slight increase in RPM to attain the necessary output; and 2) Just drive the car to charge it up! "Donor" jump vehicles typically don't lose enough charge to "rev in-kind", and if the car with the dead batt loses voltage when driving, it's probably the alternator. Two cars running 5-6K RPM can power a small neighborhood.

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Old 06-29-2012, 01:02 AM   #593 (permalink)
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Old 06-29-2012, 01:59 AM   #594 (permalink)
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Getting cut when working on the car , and not even realizing it.
Until you get blood on something in your TAN INTERIOR?!
Had that happen once. Was not happy.
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Old 06-29-2012, 05:28 PM   #595 (permalink)
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2) Just drive the car to charge it up!
Well, I jinxed myself. My "temporary" torque converter switch (being tested for more than 3-years) was left in the "On" position when coasting to long-term parking when renting a car, which energizes 2 solonoids. Luckily I was able to keep the car long enough to jump Teggy. It was one of trips where kept thinking, "I really feel like I forgot something... KEVIN!"

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Old 09-18-2012, 03:20 PM   #598 (permalink)
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:54 PM   #599 (permalink)
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