I've been away from the forums in general, because I've been enjoying my lovelly Alfa
and been working my *** off.
But once in a while, I do get some time to check how things are, in the virtual "www" world.
Anywho, I come before you today with a little problem (or should I say issue?)... For the past few months (I remind you I only have this one since July last year) I've noticed that the alternator might not be working as well as it should, because with the lights on you could see them going brighter with the raising of the revs, so at idle, the alternator wasn't producing the kind of power it was supposed to produce. So I knew that I would have to address the alternator sooner or later.
Finally, last weekend, the battery light came on, while driving. I checked with a multimeter and there was no raise in power output at all, with the car on. I drove the car two more times, and the battery finally died...
Trying to look on the bright side, it might just be a loose wire, but then again it might be the regulator (I don't think I'd need the alternator alltogether, because there is no strange noise coming from it, so I assume the bearings are ok).
Anyway, the question I'd like to ask you knowledgeable folks is can you reach the alternator from the engine bay (top) (remember I don't want to remove it for now, just get to the back of it and change the regulator), removing the plenum and stuff, or am I condemned to aproach it from below?
Thanks for your input!