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Thread: DeLorean GO Alternator

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    Senior Member mluder's Avatar
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    DeLorean GO Alternator

    Does anyone have any experience with the DeLoreanGo.com alternator?
    Iv'e been through 2 of the DMC Houston ones in the last 6 years. My current one just doesn't seem to be keeping up when I have the AC and headlights on. Thinking of trying something different.

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    I was just eyeballing that one too my alternator starting making a lot of noise today so I'm out of commission until I get it replaced. I got a call in to Toby for one but he does not have any in stock.

    After going over everything on my car I can't find any info on when the Alternator was replaced.
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    A lot of us "over here" use both the current one, or the same type, it's quite a popular unit over here. Physically slightly bigger looking than the traditional US/Malaysian types and a good solid output. I was just talking to a guy this morning in the UK who uses his car as a daily driver and has put several thousand miles on his and loves it..

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    I think what is hard on the alternators is cars that sit a long time and the battery discharges. Then when you start the car the alternator has to charge the battery along with the normal car load of about 60 amps (fans and lights on).

    If your have a daily driver, battery disconnect or have reduced the battery drain your alternator has less work to do.
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    Is there an existing mod to cut the battery power, but maybe have an additional small battery to keep the ASI clock accurate? It would drive me nuts to either set the clock every time I drive or deal with it being wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BladeBronson View Post
    Is there an existing mod to cut the battery power, but maybe have an additional small battery to keep the ASI clock accurate? It would drive me nuts to either set the clock every time I drive or deal with it being wrong.
    You can run a new wire before a battery cut off switch to keep some things powered. The OEM clock draws about 5 ma. The OEM lock unit draws about 12 ma. Don't know what the ASI clock draws.
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    You can rework the central locking unit so the parasitic current is only 1.2mA too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NckT View Post
    You can rework the central locking unit so the parasitic current is only 1.2mA too.
    And I had a fix for the OEM clock which cut the current.
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    Nice !
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