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post #1 of 2 Old 11-20-2013, 01:53 PM Thread Starter
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Jeep CJ MPFI upgrade and upgraded alternator

I upgraded my jeep CJ to fuel injection with parts from a '94 grand cherokee. I initially modified the brackets for the '94 alternator (jeep calls it a generator). Because I used the new alternator, I didn't need the diode that most people need to prevent electrical leakage (and won't let your engine shut off!!).

However, I really don't like this alternator. It seems to monkey with other electrical components in the jeep. I've given up trying to figure out why, and I've decided to install a CS130 style alternator.

Here's my predicament. I'm reading that I need to install a 35 ohm to 500 ohm resistor in the "L" line to simulate a dashboard light. I'm also reading that I need to install in the same line a diode that I got from Hesco in order to prevent backward electrical leakage. The diode shows a resistance of about 1 Mega ohm when I check it with the multi-meter. Is the diode by itself good enough? Do I still need the diode with the new style CS130 alternator?

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post #2 of 2 Old 03-29-2014, 11:54 AM
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Did you figure this out? I am in the same situation replaced si to cs and have a pigtail adapter for the alt. with a 150 ohm resistor.

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