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Hmmm two little problems on my Imola!

Hello everybody!

Need to discus few things with you guys.

1. I replaced the clutch slave cylinder few days ago. When I push the clutch pedal first in the morning, it feels a lot hard to push down. After 3-4 pumps to the pedal gets as soft as normal and stays like that for all the time you drive with no problems. It doesn't have any problem shifting the gears, everything normal, just the morning issue.

2. I replaced the battery also and I run an A/F gauge witch is a Volt meter also. The readings I'm getting this days are:

-when first start in the morning it hardly reaches 13.5 volt
- after the engine heats a bit at 40*C, it drops to 12.9v - 13.1 volt
-when operating @ normal temp under load it shows around 12.8 or even 12.6 volt and if I put more load like put the window down it can drop to 12.1v or even 11.9v some times...

I know this is not normal and a good alternator should charge not less than 13.8 Volt.
Where and what to check: voltage regulator or alternator itself? Or any other idea

I don't want to end up buying another battery after 1 or 2 months


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For the 2nd bullet: Check the voltage directly on the battery terminals while the engine is running.
If the voltage readings are the same as the AFR gauge shows, you may need to check the alternator.
If the voltage is above 13.8V on the battery, then something else causes the low voltage readings at
the AFR screen.
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