[BOUNCE mgs@Autox.Team.Net: Non-member submission from [" Richard Whitney"
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 1997 09:17:20 -0800 (PST)
From: " Richard Whitney" <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Cold Red Light
>I've got a little puzzler for you all. Here are the facts:
>When my MGB starts in cold weather, the red dash indicator (alternator)
>comes on, and stays on (nearly as I can tell) until the choke cuts out.
>It waxes and wanes in intensity, depending (absurdly enough) on how hard
>I'm punching the throttle ... more punch, less glow; less punch, more
>glow. (!!!) It's also worse at night, when I have the lights on, though
>it does happen during the day. This only happens when the temp is
>below about 35F, and, oddly enough, totally goes away when the car has
>warmed up. It doesn't otherwise seem to affect performance (though the
>car backfires like bloody hell when it's cold).
Sounds like the alternator system can't handle the load the induction heater is
putting on the electrical system. It cuts in below 40 degress and draws a lot
Rick in Houston
80 MGB LE