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Re: [T3] clicking VR and gen light on


On 14 Jul 2005 at 0:27, Parker-Durost wrote:

> 	Gen. light flickered on today for the first time at startup, 
> accompanied by clicking under the back seat.  It went away by blipping 
> the throttle, but it's happening more frequently.  At times I can hear 
> the clicking w/o the light coming on.  How long is this VR for this 
> world?  What exactly is the clicking by the way?

Get a new Bosch 30-019 VR. You probably have a month or so, but you should 
replace it as soon as possible just because the voltage is now poorly regulated 
and the relay contacts are welding and breaking (making that noise) and this 
puts sudden jerks on the generator, belt, and pulley. One of the unexpected 
consequences of this is an occasional broken gen pulley, which you want to 
avoid.

[Welded contacts put a sudden, and unregulated, tug on the V-belt, forcing it 
down into the pulley groove. This wedging action eventually fatigues the pulley 
until one half or the other breaks.]

I have new VRs, as well as VRs which I have modified to give longer service 
life, in case you have trouble finding one locally.

-- 
Jim Adney
jadney@vwtype3.org
Madison, WI 53711-3054
USA

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