Go Back   Team-BHP > Buckle Up > Street Experiences


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 22nd August 2008, 20:37   #16
Senior - BHPian
 
gd1418's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Gurgaon
Posts: 3,578
Thanked: 651 Times
Angry RPM, Alternator - blues

Coming back again on the same issue, that vexed me this week and
continues to do so. This evening while driving back home I called up
Roshun (RP) to check on some readings about FE. While talking to him and
waiting at a signal, I suddenly saw a black Boxter slid from behind
and stop in front of me. I rolled down the window to hear the exhaust
growl. As soon as the lights turned green, the Boxter just
wwrrrroooomed.. and I had not even moved.

Well, I caught up with him again at the next signal and this went on
till we both hit the NH8. That is where he came in his true colours
and for once throwing caution to wind I floored. I was following him
till the toll plaza and after that he floored and was a speck. I too
floored and when I hit 130K, my gaze fell on the instrument panel.
Horror of horrors, the RPM meter was dead and the battery indication
light was on. With one hand on the hand brake, I slammed the brake
pedal wondering if the fan belt had snapped again. The brake held, and
I tried braking repeatedly and it worked. I stopped and checked under
the hood. the belts were all intact.

When I sat back in the Bull, the RPM meter was working. Now that puzzled
me. I again drove on and when I revved in third gear and the RPM
crossed 2K, it failed again. Tried it a couple of times and found
that as soon as it crossed 2K it failed. Stopped the truck and revved
upto 2000RPM. Working fine, but as soon as I stepped on the pedal a
bit more, the meter died. The moment I eased and the RPM came below
2K, it sprang to life again.

Now seems some problem with the charging section. Going to the garage
2moro morning. Any bright ideas?

Well, by the time anyone responds, I would be getting the work done..:-)
gd1418 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd August 2008, 21:15   #17
Senior - BHPian
 
Blue Thunder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Right here .
Posts: 1,630
Thanked: 328 Times
Default

looks like a problem with the "cut-out" (the voltage/current regulator), and doesn't seem to be a problem with the alternator itself.

Let us know what the mechanics say on this tomorrow.

.
Blue Thunder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd August 2008, 13:06   #18
Senior - BHPian
 
ashthedivx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Delhi
Posts: 1,351
Thanked: 22 Times
Default

Sorry to hear on-going issue and several bad days. Looks like BULL is showing the aging problems.

You should get all the electrical checked to avoid any type of uncertainties.
ashthedivx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd August 2008, 13:13   #19
Senior - BHPian
 
gd1418's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Gurgaon
Posts: 3,578
Thanked: 651 Times
Default Alternator/RPM blues

Coming back to this issue, Bull was taken to the garage this morning for a detailed check-up. It was found after probing with multimeter and some other meters, the cut-out (transistor regulator) of Alternator needed replacement.

Mico/Bosch cut-out came for Rs.460/- (MRP: Rs.518/-) and labour Rs.140/-

Time taken 1.40 hrs.

Revved upto 4K and held for a few seconds. No problem. Drove on NH8 in excess of 120kmph with RPM hovering around 2.5K. No problem. All system working well.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ashthedivx View Post
Sorry to hear on-going issue and several bad days. Looks like BULL is showing the aging problems.

You should get all the electrical checked to avoid any type of uncertainties.
Shaayad aapne yeh nahi suna ki - aadmi aur ghoda, kabhi boodha nahi hota. Aur meri Scoprio mein 90 ghode hain.

Last edited by gd1418 : 23rd August 2008 at 13:15.
gd1418 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd August 2008, 14:25   #20
Senior - BHPian
 
Blue Thunder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Right here .
Posts: 1,630
Thanked: 328 Times
Talking

Quote:
Originally Posted by gd1418 View Post
...the cut-out (transistor regulator) of Alternator needed replacement...
So I was right

Quote:
Originally Posted by gd1418 View Post
...Aur meri Scoprio mein 90 ghode hain.

sirf 90 ghode ??? Baaki 25 ghode kahan gaye?


.
Blue Thunder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd August 2008, 21:08   #21
Senior - BHPian
 
gd1418's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Gurgaon
Posts: 3,578
Thanked: 651 Times
Default

Yes you were. I missed out on the 19 Ghodas. Balance 25 are in CRDe. Mine is a non-CRDe.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blue Thunder View Post
So I was right
sirf 90 ghode ??? Baaki 25 ghode kahan gaye?
.
gd1418 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hyderabad : Dinner Meet ( Aug 19th, 2015) @ HRC rider60 The Team-BHP Meet Section 63 24th December 2015 17:52
Go Go-ah..!! TBHP Meet: 14th-19th Aug 2012 n.devdath The Team-BHP Meet Section 4 13th August 2012 18:16
Alert : NH24 is closed (as of Aug 19th) on Muradabad-Rampur stretch! Behemoth Route / Travel Queries 0 19th August 2011 12:29
INRC - Bangalore, 17 - 19th Aug krazykul Indian Motorsport 67 23rd August 2007 14:35
My accident - Bad brakes, bad rain, bad luck... vezj420 Street Experiences 41 22nd May 2007 10:49


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 04:59.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks