That's very frustrating I'm sure for the effort you have put into it. Fingers crossed from me, I hope it seals right the next time.
I know you've talked about where you bought yours Don, but I've forgotten and don't feel like searching through an almost 2,000 page thread. lol. Where's a good local resource for that stuff? I'm looking to get something as close to the factory black foam on the high pressure line of the fox A/C system.I hope that insulation helps. But watch it closely, I think that's the least dense foam type, supposedly it will degrade fast under the hood. The dense stuff cost a little more, but it was a darker black, and relatively very firm to squeeze it. I bought both types when I renovated my laundry room 15+ years ago. I used the dense foam under the house on the hot water lines for a ways, and the other type beyond that to get close to the kitchen faucets. It all looks great under the house with no damage coming from heat etc, but on a car, I think the dense version should last a lot longer.
I bought the foam insulation at Home Depot or Lowe's, they carried a lot of it many years ago. That was an interesting way that quoted Explorer guy covered hi drier. The insulation has adhesive along one seam, so he stuck one section onto a different piece. That let him increase the diameter of what he was covering, it looked natural on his round drier, with the thin seams of the adhesive barely visible. I recall the adhesive was very strong too, if that can survive the heat under hood, even the zip ties wouldn't be mandatory.I know you've talked about where you bought yours Don, but I've forgotten and don't feel like searching through an almost 2,000 page thread. lol. Where's a good local resource for that stuff? I'm looking to get something as close to the factory black foam on the high pressure line of the fox A/C system.
I want to say it was low 13’s with high load. 12.2 is way too low. Every time my AC compressor came on and the DCC kicked fan to max, it pulled it down to that reading. Even while driving at 2000rpm. Old one, the volt gauge barely wiggled. It was jumping two letters when it hit full load. Is that table accurate for all alternators or specific ones?
Definitely too low. Want to say the original voltage was around 13.2 at full load.Ouch, I'm sorry to see that if they didn't put the alternator together right. I'd call that 12.2v borderline low also. With a low load giving you 13.5v or more with a full battery, that high load we'd prefer to see at least 12.5 to 13.0 volts.
I hate to ask too, where did you go for that job?