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Old 07-03-2002, 02:53 PM
amptique amptique is offline
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Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Olathe, KS
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The alternator came fro O'Reilly Auto Parts and was rated at 65 amps. The battery is about 3 years old and is of the traditional style (not maintenance free). I have not had very good luck with maintenance free batteries.

The voltages I mentioned in my original post were at normal idle speeds. My tach reads about 750rpm at normal idle.

I don't recall if there was any preservative on the wiring harness connection to the alternator but I will check it out.

Thanks for the help. I'll post my progress.

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