Often has bolts left over
Join Date: May 2003
EA Alternators, radiator flushes and EL mirrors
got a few questions saved up, hopefully some of you might be able to answer them
1. My reconditioned alternator and 3 month old regulator is doing strange things. when you start the engine it does not charge (voltage sits on about 12). if you rev the engine to about 2500 the needle shoots up to 14 and stays there till the car is turned off. the guage has been checked for accuracy against a multi-meter, it is not faulty. I have an idea on what it is but Ill see what you guys come up with.
2. during the cruise up to murray bridge i had to take on a pretty long steep hill. the temperature guage kept rising.... fortunatly I reached the crest of the hill before i boiled, and i cooled it down by rolling in neutral. I have noticed this before on other steep hills. I realise this is probably due to my radiator needing a flush have any of you fellas got any tips or results you can share?(ie sticking a hose in there, not taking it to a mechanic. if i have to spend any amount of money i may as well buy a new one)
3. EL mirrors. my uncle wiped off his left hand mirror on his 1998 EL Futura. as you probably know futuras have colour coded mirrors. he has bought a suitable replacement but it is unpainted. what we need to know is how to get the mirror glass out so we can paint it! EL mirrors dont come out by releasing a clip like EA electric mirrors. we have even consulted the factory workshop manual and it doesnt mention how. perhaps one of you fellas could give us some ideas.
1992 DC LTD 5.0
Duel exhaust, Genie extractors, Ported E7 heads, ported lower HO inlet, 70mm maf, Underdrive Pullies