Alternators

Submitted: Friday, Jan 10, 2014 at 15:50
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Does any one know what type of alternator is on the 2013 DMax ? (Smart or regulator controlled)
Thanks in advance
Ian
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Reply By: Member - Scooby (WA) - Friday, Jan 10, 2014 at 15:55

Friday, Jan 10, 2014 at 15:55
Hi Ian,
I believe it is regulator controlled as mine sits on 14.2 volts all the time as read by a Scanguage 2.
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Scooby
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Follow Up By: Member - Ian F (WA) - Friday, Jan 10, 2014 at 16:04

Friday, Jan 10, 2014 at 16:04
Thanks that's the same as my scan gauge 2
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Follow Up By: hoffy - Friday, Jan 10, 2014 at 19:44

Friday, Jan 10, 2014 at 19:44
Mine is just a little lower than that at 13.9 volts on the Scanguage. 2013 model auto
Graeme
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Reply By: Aussi Traveller - Friday, Jan 10, 2014 at 15:59

Friday, Jan 10, 2014 at 15:59
An Isuzu D max dealer would know.

Isuzu Dealer
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Follow Up By: Ross M - Friday, Jan 10, 2014 at 16:07

Friday, Jan 10, 2014 at 16:07
Would they REALLY?
You may be surprised at the technical questions a dealer of any sort cannot answer. They may tell you something but it may not be the truth.

I would be FAR more likely to believe Scooby from WA, as he HAS experienced it and seen it before his own eyes. A dealer almost certainly has not.

PS I don't think they do anyway, I just haven't tested one.
My local dealer doesn't like it when I don't want a test drive but want to stick multimeter probes into it. Can't imagine why.

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Ross M
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Follow Up By: Member - Ian F (WA) - Friday, Jan 10, 2014 at 16:12

Friday, Jan 10, 2014 at 16:12
Dealers seem to keep a closed lip when you ask any technical questions!!
Ian
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Follow Up By: Aussi Traveller - Friday, Jan 10, 2014 at 17:49

Friday, Jan 10, 2014 at 17:49
Ross your follow up is full of Bull and assumption, this answer would fit better in the Friday Funnies.

Ian have you actually picked up the phone and asked or was it easier to put it on this forum full of Saturday afternoon mechanics ???

Phil
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Follow Up By: Ross M - Friday, Jan 10, 2014 at 20:18

Friday, Jan 10, 2014 at 20:18
Aussie Traveller
Having been told absolutely ludicrous answers which had no real bearing on the questions I have asked some dealer people I think you are way off the mark.

My reply doesn't mean a dealer can't know the answer, you just can't rely on it being correct.
Perhaps you get done over regularly by a dealer and don't know it is happening to you, so you don't see any problem.
Reading a few forums it is enlightening what folk get told.

I understand, anything which challenges the " Norm" is confronting to some.
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Reply By: Member - LeighW - Friday, Jan 10, 2014 at 16:04

Friday, Jan 10, 2014 at 16:04
That's a good question, up to 2011 they had a normal setup, I have had feedback form a couple of customers with later models suggesting the alternator may be controlled by the engine ECU in them.

I would suggest you measure the charge voltage @1500RPM after car has been garaged overnight.

Then drive it fro 40 minutes or so and check again. I would expect to see around 14.2V cold and then either the same hot for normal alternator, or around 13.8V high compensation type.

If you see the voltage drop to 13.2V or lower it will most likely be an engine management ECU controlled type.

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Follow Up By: Member - Ian F (WA) - Friday, Jan 10, 2014 at 16:08

Friday, Jan 10, 2014 at 16:08
Thanks Leigh
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 00:28

Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 00:28
Make up a lead with your multimeter leads and a cigarette lighter plug. Connect the meter to one of your cigarette lighter sockets. Start the motor and go for a drive. Monitor the meter as you drive. That is the only way to check what the alternator voltage is when you drive.
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Reply By: Member - Craig F (WA) - Friday, Jan 10, 2014 at 19:12

Friday, Jan 10, 2014 at 19:12
Ring Ashdown-Ingram in Kewdale. Give them your part number off your alternator.
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Reply By: gbc - Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 09:15

Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 09:15
2012 on is the same normal reg controlled alternator as the last one.
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Follow Up By: Ross M - Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 10:06

Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 10:06
Thanks gbc

There you are Aussie Traveller.

That is why Scooby WA, has observed the constant voltage via a scangauge 2.
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