On or around Sun, 20 Mar 2005 10:45:26 -0000, "Bob Hobden" <email@example.com>
enlightened us thusly:
>The owner of the dead Disco finally arrived back home and he called to say
>he just removed the ancillary belt and the engine started first time so it
>was the alternator seized as Mark Draper said. Thank you Mark.
>Neither of us can believe it could lock an engine solid but it did, must be
>a result of toothed belts as opposed to "V" belts.
that belt will drive a 100A alternator, which is nominally 1400W maximum
output. I bet the belt is capable of transmitting several KW, and as such,
would defeat the starter motor which is probably not over 2KW.
not seen a jammed alternator meself, but it could happen.
Austin Shackles. www.ddol-las.fsnet.co.uk
my opinions are just that
"Remember that to change your mind and follow him who sets you right
is to be none the less free than you were before."
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121-180), from Meditations, VIII.16