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Posted January 25, 2014 - 08:28 PM

Just a very very far fetched idea but maybe check the flywheel magnet?
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Posted January 25, 2014 - 11:28 PM

The voltage fluctuations are something I see often with the old contactor style regulator. If not the old black box, I would think you should be closer to 14.
BTW, measure at the battery a d at the reg, it should be similar. If drastically different, bad connection (check reg ground)

Put a voltage dropping resistor in line on the coil and see if that helps (you can also use a resistor coil)

Edit: one other thought. If you disable the charging circuit, does it still kill the condensor?
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Posted January 26, 2014 - 09:38 AM

Just a very very far fetched idea but maybe check the flywheel magnet?

What am I checking for? I had this engine out earlier and had cleaned the flywheel then.



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Posted January 26, 2014 - 09:44 AM

The voltage fluctuations are something I see often with the old contactor style regulator. If not the old black box, I would think you should be closer to 14.
BTW, measure at the battery a d at the reg, it should be similar. If drastically different, bad connection (check reg ground)

Put a voltage dropping resistor in line on the coil and see if that helps (you can also use a resistor coil)

Edit: one other thought. If you disable the charging circuit, does it still kill the condensor?

I have not tried to disable the charging system. But I will try.


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Posted January 26, 2014 - 10:34 AM

I just threw it out there as a wild guess just cause you tried all the obvious coil, wiring, etc .. I hear they can go bad and do weird things but its a long shot but you never know if it got bumped or has a crack in it or the poles got flipped.




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