How much amperage can an alternator support? no really...
LL - NY
larrycleung at gmail.com
Tue Feb 5 16:42:51 PST 2008
touche, and comparing old carb cars to this (since carbs are inheritly more
polluting of raw HC's on drop throttle anyway) just doesn't fit in the
equation. If john can explain WHY a fan would cause cool running of a
properly thermally controlled (as in fully functional T-stat) engine, I'd
have more faith. I'd venture a guess that a majority of vehicles that have
been jungle rigged to have a full time electric fan (kinda risky in terms of
electrical wiring overheating IMHO) probably have other issues besides the
rigged fan that could've caused the emissions failures. A better way of
establishing the effect of the fan is to get a completely properly running
car, test it, and then rig the fan and test it (all other conditions the
same) again. Do that with a reasonably statistical sample (by my education
training, as a production line engineer, 20 units minimum). Soak up the
labor costs yourself (we had too) and then make the statement. IOW, I'm with
LL - NY
On 2/5/08, Huw Powell <audi at humanspeakers.com> wrote:
> john at westcoastgarage.net wrote:
> > We smog '84s here. In fact, we go back to '76. Trust me, 35 years of
> > smog prep tells me a car running with the fan on all the time doesn't
> > get it in the real world. John
> Oh, I see we are keeping this convo "private".
> You are are jerk pulling "rank"
> '84 cars do not require emissions testing in 49 states (and even in CA?).
> You're such a pro, and sometimes, such a jackass.
> Huw Powell
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