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An old fashioned way to totally fuck the alternator and/or computer.
Fucking horrible idea

What happens to the alt?
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Old 05-07-2011, 10:07 PM trajectory is offline  
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Costco would have the cheapest battery price.

Go to a dedicated battery store (not interstate batteries!), they'll smoke Costco on pricing. Last batch of batteries I bought for work, I paid $51ea for BCI 35, $44ea for BCI 51, $61ea for BCI 24F. Costco wants nearly double that.

Ultimately, brand of battery means nearly nothing. They're all re-branded exide, johnson controlls, etc. batteries, with whoever's name slapped onto 'em.
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What happens to the alt?

some idiots design the voltage regulator circuit to depend on the resistance of the battery as part of the regulation circuit.

I have never seen anything happen except for the car shutting down, But it's been a long time since I have done that.

Used to be common to put in a temp battery to start the car and then swap the drained battery back in. If you knew the car can run without a battery and it died then you knew the alternator was bad.
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was bad connection, cleaned and tightened the terminals and all was good just didn't expect it to be that as they were just recently cleaned and tightened recently when the alternator was replaced.

anyways thanks all

Blood rings FTMFW.

Tho killing that pos would be better.
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some idiots design the voltage regulator circuit to depend on the resistance of the battery as part of the regulation circuit.

I have never seen anything happen except for the car shutting down, But it's been a long time since I have done that.

Used to be common to put in a temp battery to start the car and then swap the drained battery back in. If you knew the car can run without a battery and it died then you knew the alternator was bad.

You are right. On a Mk3 VW Jetta (what a terrible car) the alternator puts out 19+ volts when the battery isn't present and the motor is running. On a properly designed car - like '80s-90s Toyotas, at least, I've never had an alt put out more than 14ish volts with the battery disconnected.
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