AnswerID: 462491 Submitted: Saturday, Aug 13, 2011 at 12:24
G'day Frank, Joe and Colin,
Thanks for your reply lads, I really appreciate your advice.
The first thing I will be doing is cleaning the battery connections particularly the earth lead and other wiring. If that does not work I will follow some other advice I have received that the generator
on the 60s series may be struggling to light up the spotlights. I have 4 spotlights plus the driving lights
, and thinking about it now, it was not until after those lights were fitted that I detected the problem. I only use the car as a second car and it would have been some time after the spotlights were fitted that I actually used them.
It is a shame that the old fashioned detective tradesmen are disappearing.
Once again thanks very much for your advice
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FollowupID: 736293 Submitted:
Saturday, Aug 13, 2011 at 13:13
I thought replacement alternators on the 60 series were 150 amp jobs, which should be an issue with the extra spoties.
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FollowupID: 736308 Submitted:
Saturday, Aug 13, 2011 at 17:32
I thought replacement alternators on the 60 series were 150 amp jobs, which should NOT be an issue with the extra spoties.
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FollowupID: 736313 Submitted:
Saturday, Aug 13, 2011 at 20:07
Thanks for your reply. What I've done now is cleaned all the earth and positive connections to the batteries and taken off the new voltage regulator which was pumping out too many volts for the 60 series. I've put the old one back on. Things are now working ok concerning the original lights high and low beam, as I'm getting a reading of 13.8 - 14.2v, however, as soon as I turn the 4 spotties on things die in the bum.
Anyway, I'm going to get an amp meter and check out the maximum amps from the alternator, bearing in mind this is the second new one I've had in the last couple of weeks. I'm pretty sure the alternator is pumping out the maximum.
I'm still experimenting and I really appreciate your advice.
Catch you down the track sometime
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