Ok at the suggestion of someone else, I put a reduced pully on the alternator (had one in the garage already) and also got a slightly smaller belt, because performance alternators require higher torque and can slip on oem belts.
Readings are as followed
no loads -14.5
add cooling fan -14.5
add lights- 14.5
add AC blower 14.5
2000 rpm 14.5
Now I watched the volt meeter the whole time between cold start and fully warmed up motor. About mid way it was dropped down to 14.0 volts with all the loads applied.
Fully warmed up motor
no loads -14.26
add cooling fan - 13.26
add lights - 13.02
blower motor - (slight incrase in idle for compressor) - 13.4
idle ajusts after 2 minutes - 12.80
2000 rpm - 14.25
I checked for wire's heating up. They were all cool.
The the battery at this point was fluxating from a.8 discharge to a.5 charge.
And lastly the amps at cold start were 109
at warmed up motor it was at 68 amps.
My personal opinion of the matter is that somehow the alternator is either losing its ability to push out (but this would make the 3rd alternator to do this, or somehow something isn' right and is not about to let the alternator know somehow of this drop in voltage, or lastly there is something in the system that has a continus draw of power, but I would assume the alterntor would jump all the way to its max of 200 amps if that were the case. Please tell me what you think, and what to do next.
Thursday, June 21st, 2007 AT 2:16 PM