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Hmmm Alternator Gremlins

Calling the boffins out there.

The alternator on my '97 twinspark Spider was re - built a couple of months back with new bearings, regulator, diode pack etc, and was fine until last Sunday when driving back from our club concourse the dreaded charge light came on.

Put the old multimeter across the battery terminals and got 12.4V running or switched off, so was definitely not charging.

This Friday had a day off so I decided to whip the alternator out to have a look see and the charge light went off as soon as she swung over!! Put the multimeter across the battery terminals and got 14.3v so once again she is charging.

Either I have alternator faeries in my garage or I am going to call her Christine !!

Took her on a run today and the alternator is still behaving.

Now for the $64,000 question. Has anyone an explanation for this. I really don't believe that things just fix themselves.

Ciao, Mark
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