[T3] The Republican Regulator

Keith Park topnotch at nycap.rr.com
Fri Apr 27 17:05:47 PDT 2012

Aha. But so long as I can compensate by changing spring tension I could
breath life back into an old regulator for some time... on the old Bosch
units the contacts all look pretty good, perhaps some wear but nothing that
looks too bad.


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[mailto:type3-vwtype3.org-bounces at lists.vwtype3.org] On Behalf Of Jim Adney
Sent: Friday, April 27, 2012 12:08 AM
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Subject: Re: [T3] The Republican Regulator

On 26 Apr 2012 at 22:54, Keith Park wrote:

> That would indicate that the spring tension is drifting correct?  Perhaps
> from cheap spring material.  I may then be better off using a good used
> Bosch, adjusted to where it should be voltage wise.

Wear of the relay contacts would be another possibility. That also 
changes the "dead band" between hi and lo. It's a 3-state system, so 
the mid state is important.

Jim Adney, jadney at vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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