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koontzy
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Aug 7, 2016, 8:13 PM

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I have a92 Toyota that I have put a 88 ford 5.0 in bran new battery and cables using a gm one wire alternator they will work for about a quarter of a mile and than smoke enough to make most diesel owners jealous have checked the cables to make sure that they are tight and were not rubbing any where, their is no draw with key off I have switched the v belt pulley with the ford serpentine pulley on the alternator's don't thank that should mater but maybe.


Tom Greenleaf
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Aug 8, 2016, 12:01 AM

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One post on a subject please the other removed.


What are you even thinking of? This makes no sense whatsoever. At least carry a fire extinguisher till this nonsense ends in a destroyed Toyota what ever it is,


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Aug 8, 2016, 4:33 AM

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From reading your post don't know if the smoke it coming from the alternator or battery cables. How do you have it wired up?





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koontzy
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Aug 8, 2016, 6:59 AM

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the wiring was kept as simple as I could the positive battery cable goes to the starter to the alt and to the fuse box the negative cable goes to the block and fender added one from the fire wall to the block

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koontzy
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Aug 8, 2016, 7:02 AM

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the smoke is coming from the alternator has burned up two in less than 24 hours

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koontzy
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Aug 8, 2016, 7:11 AM

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cheaper and way more power than the junk 3.0 it had

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Tom Greenleaf
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Aug 8, 2016, 7:52 AM

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I don't think it's possible for this thread to go anywhere. I'm out,


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koontzy
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Aug 8, 2016, 8:45 PM

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after doing more test and research i found out that a stock gm one wire alt puts out 63 amps and that with the electric cooling fans motor running that i am drawing 68 amps i was shocked to find that but now understand the rapid melt downs pull no more than 80 amps with every thing on including the head lights i am going with a 100 amp alt just in case i decide to add any thing else like fog lights this little ops has made me a lot more aware of how borderline most charging systems are


Hammer Time
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Aug 9, 2016, 3:16 AM

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What exactly is drawing 68 amps?

The average consumption of a cooling fan is about 12 to 18 amps. What else is sucking up that current?



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koontzy
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Aug 9, 2016, 4:45 PM

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it has two cooling fans that draw 25 amps at peak they level out at 18 amps the truck and battery take 50 with headlights on the higher out put alt has seamed to take care of it but put in a 100 amp fuse on the charge wire with a 105 amp alt just in case


Hammer Time
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Aug 9, 2016, 4:54 PM

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That still sounds like too much output but if you have the problem resolved, great.



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