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    Today, 08:00 AM
    BlueBDA replied to a thread Fluctuating voltage in General Tech
    Thanks for the input everyone. New alternator on order. Hopefully that fixes this. Will update once installed.
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    05-30-2020, 08:07 PM
    BlueBDA replied to a thread Fluctuating voltage in General Tech
    At this point I'm thinking I just need to buy a new alternator and hope that fixes this. It's very frustrating right now as I can't drive the car at...
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    05-30-2020, 05:51 PM
    BlueBDA replied to a thread Fluctuating voltage in General Tech
    I did have it tested at an alternator shop, and it was fine. But I realize now - it was cold. The problem occurs when the engine heats up.
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    05-30-2020, 03:15 PM
    BlueBDA replied to a thread Fluctuating voltage in General Tech
    I took a bunch of measurements today with my voltmeter, and here's what I learned: - Voltage gauge in the car reads 0.1 to 0.6 V lower than my...
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    05-24-2020, 12:32 PM
    BlueBDA replied to a thread Fluctuating voltage in General Tech
    This morning I checked the ground cable that goes from the engine block to the frame. Sanded the surface on the frame that it bolts to, to make sure...
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    05-23-2020, 07:35 PM
    BlueBDA replied to a thread Fluctuating voltage in General Tech
    I had three connectors to the alternator: Heavy cable that attaches to a stud with a nut, and two spade connectors. Based on this thread: ...
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    05-23-2020, 04:11 PM
    BlueBDA replied to a thread Fluctuating voltage in General Tech
    I'll check. By "body", do you mean the aluminum skin, or the frame?
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    05-23-2020, 02:46 PM
    I have been through a lot trying to get my charging system working properly (BDA engine). First: My car stopped charging, due to there being only...
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    05-23-2020, 02:32 PM
    BlueBDA replied to a thread Chasing oil leaks in General Tech
    Update: I have replaced the oil pan gaskets, and just finished last week replacing the two tubes at the front left side of the engine. Those were...
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1997 Caterham, BDA
1991 Miata, supercharged
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