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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2100 on: August 01, 2018, 10:04:23 AM »
At tick over its not charging your right Casey, i noticed that after re-wire. I estimate Clives pulling 60 amps and Clive has bought a Clip on Ammeter to check the running load. It may need pulley size altering for peak RPM...which would further effect low rpm charging.
The failure was a burnt out diode whether thats overload or wear and tear as 3.5 years its been on there is the million dollar question.
Sunday lights and wiper were on additional load. Plus the Fans are on a manual switch which is more load....
Hence the purchase of an ammeter to check the running load.

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2101 on: August 06, 2018, 08:23:54 PM »
Update, Cars now back up and running for Snetterton on Sunday with a repaired altonator.

Diodes were burnt out, more air feed to the back of the alternator has been suggested.

I have not done an amp meter draw test yet Jon but the car seems to be charging higher now on its fast tick over than all season, so I suspect its been dying for a while

Jon here's the diagrams I promised below.

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2102 on: August 06, 2018, 08:25:49 PM »
Need to send the sd cards back to you mate ill do it wednesday morning.

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2103 on: August 06, 2018, 08:30:34 PM »
Is the batt light now working? Also with the ignition switch bridged...and you using battery isolator to shut off the alternator its shunting the power down through the ground resistor...wondering if this is a causing alternator some grief?...obviously cant put it back in circuit where i put else youll knock it but wondering if worth putting back in elsewhere ?

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2104 on: August 06, 2018, 08:35:26 PM »
Ref email...yes mate got it gonna send money paypal thursday...payday lol..been an expensive month what with holidays and insurance if thats ok?

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2105 on: August 07, 2018, 09:10:38 AM »
Is the batt light now working? Also with the ignition switch bridged...and you using battery isolator to shut off the alternator its shunting the power down through the ground resistor...wondering if this is a causing alternator some grief?...obviously cant put it back in circuit where i put else youll knock it but wondering if worth putting back in elsewhere ?

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Don't worry, Battery lamp working OK now and the lamp is wired correctly as per the diagram above.

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2106 on: August 07, 2018, 09:12:58 AM »
Cool.

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2107 on: August 08, 2018, 10:37:42 AM »
Sd cards sent back 1st class today.

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2108 on: August 08, 2018, 07:12:58 PM »
Thanks Jon :great:
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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2109 on: August 10, 2018, 10:46:36 PM »
All set for Snetterton, got my wet dry, wet dry, wet dry, tyres fitted, just like the weather forecast, god knows whats going on with my tyres, so no idea what tyres i'm going to need.

Malcolm's going to be spanner man Sunday  :great: or for those who want to follow on TSL have a look at the second page for the time table.   

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2110 on: August 10, 2018, 10:56:28 PM »
Wets on front, dry on rear...that way only 2 to change !!! P

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2111 on: August 10, 2018, 10:58:03 PM »
Also ive been thinking more on alternator...think best to switch 044 off to kill engine rather than master?

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2112 on: August 11, 2018, 09:35:13 AM »
Wets on front, dry on rear...that way only 2 to change !!! P

Yep, done that one in the past on an uncertain track ;)

For the alternator, we can rewire as turning the pumps means the engine takes a while to stop. But if you thing it would help the alternator somehow I will turn the pumps off then the master under normal circumstances.     
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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2113 on: August 11, 2018, 11:37:03 AM »
Longterm need to re-instate the ignition switch you put a permenat link in...flying wires and switch elsewhere that position i put it you hitvit off changing gears remember? ...but it gives the car a natural run down with battery still in circuit.  The  master is a shutting off everything and the current going down through that shunt resistor connected to master switch so its quite an abrunt way to deal with run out current from the alternator.


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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2114 on: August 12, 2018, 06:14:30 AM »
Have fun and good luck.

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