[T3] The Republican Regulator

Dave Hall dave at hallvw.clara.co.uk
Sat Apr 28 16:47:01 PDT 2012

I've had to replace more alternators in my watercooled VWs than dynamos in
my aircooled - one alternator wore out its slip rings, another lost its
diode pack.  The dynamos haven't given me any trouble, though I had one VR
go bad when a metallic sweet wrapper got across the ballast resistor

I don't use much power though - not even a radio!

UK VW Type 3&4 Club

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[mailto:type3-vwtype3.org-bounces at lists.vwtype3.org] On Behalf Of Brian Fye
Sent: 28 April 2012 02:08
To: type3 at vwtype3.org
Subject: Re: [T3] The Republican Regulator

Keith, if you go to a nipondenso alt, you won't need/use a VR ever again!

On 4/27/12, Keith Park <topnotch at nycap.rr.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Keith
> Top Notch Restorations
> topnotch at nycap.rr.com
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