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Old 02-07-2009, 07:53 PM
Chas H Chas H is offline
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Oil is an insulator. It won't cause shorts. But it can coat the alternator slip rings and brushes. It can also cause the alternator drive belt to slip. The alternator can be cleaned with Brakleen but there is a chance of washing grease out of the bearings, so use care.
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