[T3] Endlesss Problems...another update...
Bobsnotch at aol.com
Bobsnotch at aol.com
Sat Dec 11 19:08:26 PST 2010
In a message dated 12/11/2010 7:54:10 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
j_jonik at yahoo.com writes:
- Drove it across town (8 miles, only getting to 4th gear once for about a
half mile, and NO Problems....'cept that maybe the idle needs a quarter
turn up. No hesitation, no bucking, no threats of stall-out, no gas smells,
no need to rev at stops, didn't balk at acceleration, nothing. The cig
lighter's been busted for a little while though. Car drives like it's
supposed to. Haven't done 70 (sustained or otherwise) on a highway yet though.
So....I'll keep a record of voltages to see if there's any changes. If it
gets lower day by day, that means ...what.... ? Still, what did I "fix"?
Sounds like all the FI problems were "low voltage" related. This is why we
asked you to do some tests, and Jim asked you to charge the battery. You
could still be having a VR related problem though.What was the voltage after
start up, with the engine at medium revs? If below 14.1, then you need a
different VR. Remember the t-3 FI system is voltage sensitive. If the voltage
starts dropping off again, it can be caused by a couple of things. 1)
there's a slow drain while the car is off, like the radio-clock memory, 2) a
bad Voltage regulator not allowing full charging power to recharge the
battery, 3) you're not driving the car far enough to actually "recharge" the
battery after the initial start up. This is a big problem for low mileage
"city" cars, as they don't run long enough to charge the battery, or dry out
the exhaust system. On our cars, low speed city driving doesn't allow the
engine revs to get high enough to charge the battery, or keep it topped off.
This is part of the reason quite a few people have gone to an alternator
Bob 65 Notch S with sunroof and IRS (Krusty)
71 Notch (Krunchy)
64 T-34 Ghia (Wolfie)
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