Causes Of Ignition Not Turning Off

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Re: Causes Of Ignition Not Turning Off

Postby CallMeLegend » Sun 28.06.2020, 20:10

Rambo wrote:Your alternator isn't working ccorrectly as I suggested previously :? You should get ~14+ V across the terminals. Immediately and not a gradual increase as you are experiencing.

I suspect your regulator/diode pack.There have been mutiple examples of alternators packing up in recent times


I did measure the voltage at the battery as I didn't have time.e to get to the alternator
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Re: Causes Of Ignition Not Turning Off

Postby Rambo » Sun 28.06.2020, 20:12

Simon mentioned something earlier which implied things weren't quite right

Simon_P wrote:I might be wrong but it looks like 13v with a +-0.1v ripple. Interesting? ;-)
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Re: Causes Of Ignition Not Turning Off

Postby Simon_P » Sun 28.06.2020, 22:07

Well spotted Rambo - I took that from Steve's last post with an elanscan.

12.3v is flat and charging slowly.
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Re: Causes Of Ignition Not Turning Off

Postby GeoffSmith » Sun 28.06.2020, 22:15

More evidence that it is the alternator. Pull the plug and see if the light goes out.
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Re: Causes Of Ignition Not Turning Off

Postby CallMeLegend » Sun 28.06.2020, 22:53

GeoffSmith wrote:More evidence that it is the alternator. Pull the plug and see if the light goes out.


Yep. Next move. Need to find a full day to fault find really. Doing 30mins at a time is pretty inefficient.
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Re: Causes Of Ignition Not Turning Off

Postby Saltire » Mon 29.06.2020, 07:50

Mark, I’ve just had my alternator and starter refurbished to a really good standard by a family firm in the West Midlands (see below). I can’t remember the contact details off the top of my head, because it was ‘friend of a friend’, but I can probably dig them out for you.
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Re: Causes Of Ignition Not Turning Off

Postby Rambo » Mon 29.06.2020, 08:39

Jonathan - if Mark doesn't want the details, the other Mark, and half of LEC might
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Re: Causes Of Ignition Not Turning Off

Postby CallMeLegend » Mon 29.06.2020, 09:08

Saltire wrote:Mark, I’ve just had my alternator and starter refurbished to a really good standard by a family firm in the West Midlands (see below). I can’t remember the contact details off the top of my head, because it was ‘friend of a friend’, but I can probably dig them out for you.


Yes please, that would be very helpful if I bottle doing it myself.
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Re: Causes Of Ignition Not Turning Off

Postby Fredjohn » Mon 29.06.2020, 09:18

Just had mine refurbished by a ham fisted diyer. He used a group buy kit from LEC. Was very cheap but removing alternator is a pig of a job. So is putting it back.

But it's now working fine. Quite pleased with my work really :D
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Re: Causes Of Ignition Not Turning Off

Postby dapinky » Mon 29.06.2020, 10:19

John,

I think I must use the same mechanic (I recognise the description).....

..... but the kit you (we) got wouldn't necessarily address the specific issue Mark has got, as it appears to be the electronic gubbins inside which is buggered (to be technical).
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