[MR2] The Possessed Battery
seawa.anon at gmail.com
Fri Aug 13 23:32:01 EDT 2010
After rereading your email, it sounds like you were really asking for
battery recommendations. So....I guess it depends what you want. You
autocross, don't you? So maybe you want a small light one?
For me, I've already been through one as my car's been pretty much a
garage queen lately. My current arrangement is a Diehard Platinum,
which is supposed to be for show cars that don't get driven a lot, and
it's hooked up to a Battery Tender Plus.
On Fri, Aug 13, 2010 at 4:23 PM, James <seawa.anon at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'll second that. While the B&B Auto Parts alternator I bought for my
> old Celica cost a third of what an OEM Toyota one cost, imagine my joy
> after installing it (while no MR2, still no easy task) and finding
> that it didn't work. Returned the B&B unit, bought a Toyota unit,
> problem solved.
> On Fri, Aug 13, 2010 at 3:13 PM, Matt Mulder <rex8499 at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> My experience with alternators is to buy it OEM or keep replacing them over and over and over. Call up Aaron Willis and get a quote. 541-736-3221
>> As for batteries, I usually buy the most expensive ones from Napa or Schucks and have had good results.
>> -Matt Mulder, EIT
>>> Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2010 14:56:28 -0700
>>> From: eclcowan at gmail.com
>>> To: mr2 at mr2nw.com; mr2 at mr2.com
>>> Subject: [MR2 NW] Alternator help?
>>> Hi everyone,
>>> I need some opinions & advice...my '91 MR2 came to a slow dying stop in the
>>> middle of the night last night & sure enough, Karl confirmed a dead
>>> alternator. Has anyone else ever had a possessed battery too? He made some
>>> great suggestions to finding a new alternator, but if anyone has some
>>> opinions, I'd love to hear about them! This is my daily driver, and I'm
>>> gonna miss her while she's out of commission, so sooner rather than later
>>> for suggestions!
>>> '91 MR2 NA
>>> I checked the voltage from your alternator and it’s not putting out
>>> anything. We’ll need to replace it for sure. I put the charger on your
>>> battery and your battery is acting strange. One minute it is taking a
>>> decent charge and the next minute it is pegged at zero and my charger makes
>>> a big screech. I checked the charger with another battery and it doesn’t
>>> behave this way. It could be that your battery toasted the alternator your
>>> alternator toasted the battery. I’ll have the battery bench tested before
>>> we hook it up to the new alternator, it might have to be replaced too.
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