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A Technical Consultant with a classic car and motorbike addiction!

I do a lot of Windows, Citrix and VMware engineering but I'm always open to learning and new challenges.


Jan
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answered Rear LCA bushings worn out - better to just replace the whole LCA?
Jan
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Jan
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comment 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix Fails to Start and Electronics Go Awry
"Weirdness" stinks of a battery failure, but we need more information. Have you attempted to jump or bump start the vehicle?
Jan
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comment Is alternator rating at pulley rpm or engine rpm?
@NitroxDM Won't that only show current draw at that moment, rather than the maximum possible?
Jan
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comment Is alternator rating at pulley rpm or engine rpm?
@mikes I always thought both were pretty curved and alternators came in for general efficiency etc.
Jan
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Jan
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Jan
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revised Is alternator rating at pulley rpm or engine rpm?
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Jan
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answered Is alternator rating at pulley rpm or engine rpm?
Jan
4
comment Stubborn oil drain plug caused by hot oil?
Very fair point on the last bit!
Jan
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Jan
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comment Stubborn oil drain plug caused by hot oil?
@Xolstice You just need the answer to every stubborn bolt - a bigger bar and the correct socket. Don't kid yourself into thinking the shop will do anything different. I'd advise doing this while everything is cold, though.
Jan
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comment Does idle RPM increase when there is heavy load on the electrical system?
I forgot to add, is that not a by product of the engine preventing a stall rather than trying to increase electrical output?
Jan
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comment Does idle RPM increase when there is heavy load on the electrical system?
Ah, that's the interesting, thanks. The only things I've pushed very hard electrically are old non-FI engines, so it was all moot.
Jan
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comment Does idle RPM increase when there is heavy load on the electrical system?
I don't think you're wrong, but I've driven many reasonably modern cars where the revs would drop noticeably when under load at idle. I think the only way to know with any certainty is to try.
Jan
1
comment RPM fluctuation while idling
An air leak would be my other guess
Jan
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comment Suzuki Access stops running during rains
I can't edit my comment, but if the issue is the Air Filter then you should look at why the intake isn't waterproof.
Jan
1
comment Windshield wipers worked intermittently then quit altogether
The water pump and wipers will definitely be on different circuits and will therefore have separate fuses.
Jan
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comment RPM fluctuation while idling
Is your car due a service? My first thought would be something like a MAF or lambda sensor, but if it's due some service items (Plugs, leads, air filter etc) then it might be worth doing that first. How does it run when you're above 1000rpm? And is it diesel or petrol?
Jan
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comment Suzuki Access stops running during rains
Rain causing issues is certainly a common problem, but it's not one you have to live with. That said, it's all but impossible to diagnose without a lot more detail as we need to define "stops running". Your mechanics theory doesn't sound too out there, but it could also easily be an electrical issue.