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Wil Ferch Wil Ferch is offline
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Location: Galivants Ferry, SC
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Low mileage is NOT a good indicator whether the slip rings are good or bad. I'll ask Loren for confirmation, but my view is that for garage queens..the car does not get to drive often, and the "recharge" demands this puts on the "topping-off" function of the alternator is put to a severe test. In this mode, the slip rings would wear less for an often-run ( but high mileage) car, compared to a less-often run low mileage car that forces the alternator into a "high-load" recharge whenever it's run. I've seen a lot of low mile cars with bad alts for just this reason...IMHO...
---Wil Ferch
Wil Ferch
85 Carrera ( gone, but not forgotten )
Old 01-26-2004, 09:28 AM
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