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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-27-00, 04:23 PM
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High volts on xr8 Don't get new alternator as furry ford Charged me.It's the battery.Check it out.First

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-06-01, 11:53 PM
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Hi Paul
Higher than normal battery volts can also be caused by poor earth connection at regulator. The higher resistance earth causes a voltage drop and adds to regulator voltage. Up to 16 volts is not uncommon. Indication of problem is short lamp/bulb life and battery running dry sooner. hope this helps :)
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-08-01, 05:51 PM
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I have a 91 xr8 since new.Was going to buy new one a few years back.But it has low ks it was going to cost $30gs for a new one.Soi bought a Cobra kit inc e303 cam twistedwedge heads.Tuning [Fatalmistake]I took it to Fury Ford for recalibration or tune.Had it 2[two]weeks said it was puting out17v the alternator needed fixing $780rebuilt$1000.new still hi volts.Replaced battery=fixed=cost$1200.00 learn& weep True
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