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Unread 07-12-2013, 07:09 PM   #50956
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Question for you guys, the other day I raped my tired battery on the beach, so I went and got a new one, it was in need, but now, my alternator cuts off after running for a little while, connections to the battery are good, could it be a loose wire? Or do I need a new alt.
What do you mean cuts off? The gauge zeros out, or are you metering it at no voltage output?

Got an adjustable drop hitch to fit the new bumper today. Harbor Freight special, but it will do just fine for the kayak trailer. Hopefully I can start and finish the tie ins tomorrow after work, then I'll be set for a bit. Forgot to order the sye after work

'00 XJ not quite there..

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Unread 07-12-2013, 07:31 PM   #50957
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Got a new alternator... Two things,

Why in the hell do you put an alternator so low? Seriously...., that's horse ****.

Also, salt water is no good for an alternator.
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Unread 07-12-2013, 07:38 PM   #50958
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At least you got it sussed without a lot of hassle .

Live and learn .
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Unread 07-12-2013, 09:00 PM   #50959
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Used it to move a tree out of the street and got the parking brakes hooked back up
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Unread 07-12-2013, 09:33 PM   #50960
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Sitting in the garage looking up some stuff for upcoming projects and found my self looking at old pictures. life used to be so simple ha
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Unread 07-12-2013, 09:39 PM   #50961
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Why in the hell do you put an alternator so low?
If you're willing to be without A/C you can move it to that location.

What kills the alternator more than anything is having it full of mud and not cleaning it out.

Keeping that stupid rubber mat also helps.

The amount of road salt during the winter here has yet to biff an alternator for me.
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Unread 07-12-2013, 09:45 PM   #50962
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Get a mechman alt they have a lifetime warranty and made in the USA
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Unread 07-12-2013, 10:13 PM   #50963
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That looks sick, i was planning on doing that but i really need the insulation.
thanks man! I live in MN and only downfall to it, is during the cold winters, when I have my heat on full blast it builds up tons of condensation. not to mention its even a little bit colder due to no insulation haha
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Unread 07-12-2013, 10:21 PM   #50964
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thanks man! I live in MN and only downfall to it, is during the cold winters, when I have my heat on full blast it builds up tons of condensation. not to mention its even a little bit colder due to no insulation haha
What part of MN you from? I used to live in Zimmerman
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Unread 07-12-2013, 10:23 PM   #50965
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Unread 07-12-2013, 10:58 PM   #50966
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Made a new hood ornament on the torchmate! Installing it soon.
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Unread 07-12-2013, 11:02 PM   #50967
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Made a new hood ornament on the torchmate! Installing it soon.


i miss having a CNC table, i'm trying to talk my boss into buying one for the shop. also adjust the lead-in, it'll get rid of the notches where the cut started.
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Unread 07-12-2013, 11:13 PM   #50968
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i miss having a CNC table, i'm trying to talk my boss into buying one for the shop. also adjust the lead-in, it'll get rid of the notches where the cut started.
This was actually my first cut for my CNC plasma class. Ive since worked out all the kinks and gotten a lilttle better at it so the initial pierce doesnt leave such a big hole. I will definitely miss it after I graduate, as there is no way i can afford one on my own. Especially one with a water table lol
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Unread 07-13-2013, 06:41 AM   #50969
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Sitting in the garage looking up some stuff for upcoming projects and found my self looking at old pictures. life used to be so simple ha
I was so confused until i read what you wrote lol
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Unread 07-13-2013, 06:42 AM   #50970
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If you're willing to be without A/C you can move it to that location.

What kills the alternator more than anything is having it full of mud and not cleaning it out.

Keeping that stupid rubber mat also helps.

The amount of road salt during the winter here has yet to biff an alternator for me.
Rubber mat?
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