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nissanfanatic
02-23-2006, 01:09 PM
Well it seems that I'm drawing a little too much current running devices(Fuel pump relay, ignition relay(prolly not much), electric fan relay, and then all my components. My alternator just pretty much pooped. It had been dropping in voltage for a while now. Before I had a problem, I would get 14v on initial startup and I would see no lower than 13.8v driving around. With high beams on, no lower than 13.7 and that was sporatic...usually right after I turn the lights on. Recently, I would see 12.8v not running anything. No radio, no lights, only my car and what comes on with it. I just put in a used alternator from XATracing($45) and voltage is back up to 13.8.

Now I know that you can modify alternators to put out more power. The problem is, google is only showing crap for making windmills... I was just curious if anybody had a good link or knows how to modify our alternators. I would think 110-120 amps would do the trick here...

RDM_II
02-23-2006, 03:23 PM
Bolt on a 110A model from a Nissan Quest. There's a writeup in here on how it works.

nsn240
02-23-2006, 07:31 PM
Bolt on a 110A model from a Nissan Quest. There's a writeup in here on how it works.



thats what i was gonna say... i dunno where the writeup is though

BlackBomber
02-24-2006, 07:03 AM
Search Harder (http://forums.freshalloy.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB9&Number=67804216&Forum =UBB9&Words=quest%20alternator&Match=Entire%20Phra se&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Old=allposts&Main=6780421 6&Search=true#Post67804216) http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/laugh.gif