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Re: Alternator light

To: Florrie & Allen Bachelder <>
Subject: Re: Alternator light
From: Skye Poier <>
Date: Mon, 8 Feb 1999 22:26:49 -0800
That's the spirit.  Use the Force, Luke! :)


Word on the street is that Florrie & Allen Bachelder said:
> Well, I never replaced the diode.  Frankly the battery is older than dirt
> and despite 2 years of electrical "leakage"since the diode broke it still
> hasn't discharged .  What's more, I've grown dependent on that soft-glowing
> light.  For example, I had an intermittent bullet connector on my brake
> light circuit.  Upon fixing it - I now have an "indicator light" that
> assures me that indeed my brake lights are working!  As are my back-up
> lights, turn signals, and auxiliary driving lights.  I was perplexed by the
> gentle flickering in that alternator light for awhile - until I realized
> that was caused by the fuel pump.  If the light ever quits flickering, I'll
> anticipate engine failure in a few seconds and I'll know why.  I say, leave
> it - this is one of the handiest features on your MGB, and next to your oil
> pressure gauge, it is your most useful instrument.

1966 MGB        The MGB Experience         __,__\__      Safety Fast!
GHN3L-70307     (_o____o_)     MGOFR 1.375

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