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Old 25-05-2008, 17:43   #16
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If you continue to try to fix electrical problems by touching wires to various places to "see what happens" you will soon learn that is not the way to test things.

Your next test is to see that this alternator is working. You may have blown the diodes with your "testing".

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Old 26-05-2008, 04:39   #17
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Originally Posted by MacPepper View Post
... We have now got another question though; should an oil pressure engine gauge read anything when the engine is not turned on? i.e. does an engine hold some amount of pressure at all times? Ours reads 60psi when the engine isnt started but the ignition key is turned on, then when it runs, it increases.....up to 80psi...
Oil pressure & Temperature gauges often maintain their last reading (artifact), when the engine is turned off.
When the start key is next turned to “accessory on ” (not start/crank), the gauges should return to zero, and the alarms (if fitted) should sound or light.

The gauge should not show any significant Oil Pressure, with the key on, but engine stopped.

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