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#1 bprzyw OFFLINE  

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Posted April 24, 2014 - 07:39 AM

What would be the standard reading on an amp gauge at idle? Mine seems to start at 30 amp then goes to near 0. I have yet to check the rectifier bridge, but was just wondering what amp it should be reading at.

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Oh, and another question.... to change the driveshaft between the engine and the eaton 12, does one have to unbolt the eaton rear or unbolt the engine?


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Posted April 24, 2014 - 08:05 AM

Your readings are normal.

 

The initial 30 amp charge rate is just replacing the power used by the starter.  ....As soon as that is accomplished, your amp reading should be at or near zero.

 

Of course, this assumes your battery is in good condition, but apparently yours is good.

 

When you turn on the headlights (engine running), you may see a slight discharge on the amp gauge momentarily, but the regulator should return the charge rate back to near zero on the amp gauge.


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Posted April 24, 2014 - 08:07 AM

Bruce, Thanks a lot. That was quite helpful. Yes battery new.



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Posted April 24, 2014 - 08:18 AM

There will be a bolt on the motor side going thru the driveshaft. You need to remove that bolt and if you are lucky the driveshaft will not be frozen to the crank and slide the driveshaft forward until of the hydro and then slide it off the motor. If it is frozen you will need to pull the motor to get it off.


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Posted April 24, 2014 - 09:32 AM

Thanks Bob, I remember we talked about the bolt...... I just did not know if there was room to slide the shaft one way or the other.






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