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Postby spyke » 22 Oct 2005, 09:53

has anyone got a alternator they don't need i need one fairly quick. mines making all sorts of noises and the charge light wont go out til bout 2.500 revs
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Postby Neilyman » 22 Oct 2005, 10:03

Sorry can`t help with a spare one, but around here, an exchange one from the parts shop is around 25/30 quid. Have you tried that route in your kneck of the woods?
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Postby spyke » 22 Oct 2005, 10:10

yeah there about 40 quid
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Postby spyke » 26 Oct 2005, 13:13

its fine now, after a couple of days i got quite again and hasn't played up since, might just got abit wet and dried out now. just fitted new belt as well, twas getting a tad thin. crisis over. the end
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Postby Doive » 26 Oct 2005, 14:47

spyke wrote:crisis over. the end

I smell a false sense of security.

If your alternator was squealing like a stuck pig and rumbling like an elephant's stomach, then perhaps there may be an intermittent fault with it. Could be worth replacing it anyway for sake of being stranded somewhere late at night!
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Postby spyke » 26 Nov 2005, 10:38

Doive wrote:
spyke wrote:crisis over. the end

I smell a false sense of security.

If your alternator was squealing like a stuck pig and rumbling like an elephant's stomach, then perhaps there may be an intermittent fault with it. Could be worth replacing it anyway for sake of being stranded somewhere late at night!


after weeks of driving my car, nevere had any probs except the other week when i left my ignition on and killed the battery completly. got new battery and its been fine ever since. as for the light staying on for a couple of days. i have relised it was the hand brake light. i think when you see a red light come on you automatically think its either the oil light or the alt light. i think its a dodgy h/brake switch cos i can be going down the road and it'll randomly go on and wont go off.
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Postby spyke » 26 Nov 2005, 10:38

and the rumble was the water pump. the end
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Postby Doive » 26 Nov 2005, 14:32

If the h/b light is coming on and staying on, thats a brake fluid problem. When I used to drive down hills with the brakes on, the light would start glowing. Maybe not, perhaps I'm just looking for faults!
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Postby spyke » 27 Nov 2005, 10:00

i'll have a check. mind you it was doing it around the time i got it mot'd and the tester checked the fluid.
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Postby shuvit-tim » 27 Nov 2005, 11:18

Doive wrote:If the h/b light is coming on and staying on, thats a brake fluid problem. When I used to drive down hills with the brakes on, the light would start glowing. Maybe not, perhaps I'm just looking for faults!


the disco does that - but only when the resevoir isnt completely full.
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Postby Doive » 27 Nov 2005, 15:20

My astra was doing it every time I went round a left hand bend a bit quick. I kept thumping the handbrake! Turns out the fluid sensor is on one side of the master cylinder, so the massive g forces I was pulling around corners made the fluid move across. Perhaps I need to baffle my master cylinder. Topped the fluid up and all was well.
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Postby iety2004 » 28 Nov 2005, 11:31

On the last scatter rally i did, everytime i threw the car into a juntion and up on the handbrake, a light would come on, then i would have to look away from the road to see if i had stalled it or what ever!

it was only the bloody oil light! must of been a big oil surge!

Read some where that u can fit fuel tank foam in the sump to stop the surge?
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Postby shuvit-tim » 28 Nov 2005, 15:40

i thought that was the idea of the baffles?
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Postby iety2004 » 28 Nov 2005, 16:08

Well the kadett is not really baffelled, not like a proper job, never the less the oil light kept coming on,
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Postby Neilyman » 28 Nov 2005, 16:36

Well, you`ve baffled me iety, if that`s any use :)
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Postby Doive » 29 Nov 2005, 01:32

Could this have anything at all perhaps to do with the subsequent lack of big end bearings in your engine??
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Postby iety2004 » 29 Nov 2005, 12:27

No, cos the new engine has got nowt wrong with it.

What i asked was, when the car is thrown about with the handbrake, the oil light comes on, and i was wondering can i use the foam that people fit in their tanks to stop the surge on my engine.?
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Postby grim_b » 29 Nov 2005, 13:31

I would of thought that the foam is used because there are no moving parts in a tank?

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Postby iety2004 » 30 Nov 2005, 01:35

well it the deep part of the sump u'd use it i guess, so iy wouldn't really interfer with the internals.
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Postby spyke » 24 Apr 2006, 22:32

Doive wrote:If the h/b light is coming on and staying on, thats a brake fluid problem. When I used to drive down hills with the brakes on, the light would start glowing. Maybe not, perhaps I'm just looking for faults!


forgot about this post. found out it was the fluid. well it wasn't low. it was in my front calipers as i eventually had to change the disc and pads due to the pads getting a tad low and left it a bit to late and killed the disc's. like they say get ur moneys worth
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Postby spyke » 24 Apr 2006, 22:42

sorted out the alternator. well it was about four months ago. but hey. would have been one shovit pinto would have had. i got it of jwdd. but anyway.
saturday my alt light came on. so i gave it a blip. stayed on. then went off. then i noticed it would be on at idle go off at about 2000 rpm them come back on at 6000 rpm. i thought its fine i'll have a look at work. she never made it. overheating due to fan not working, misfiring, no electrics what so ever. so got the train to work with old alternator i took off before. stripped it down wire wheeled it all. polished the case. fitted sunday morning. wolud have done it on sat but finished at midnight. in an hr she was out getting some seroius sideways action in the wet. crisis over. the end
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