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still driveable for a few thou?

New alt. good ficm and batteries are good. reading only 12.5 v at batteries at idle with lights/heater running. Wondering if driving it a few thousand kilometres will be detrimental...?

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Probably do it some good actually.


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just curious how it would possibly help?

thanks!

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just curious how it would possibly help?

thanks!
I think that was sarcasm.

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oh thats awesome!

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thats why there's 3000 posts I bet...

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No not sarcasm there is a reason we say drive a 6.0 like ya stole it.
Puttering around on day to day city driveing alot of stuff doesn't really get a good work out so to speak.

For the alternator running it faster for a period of time can clean buildup off the brushes and generally improves out put and performance. Constantly running around idle it will sometimes not fully charge the battery's.


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ah ok thanks much for the info. Im a bit stressed lol spent a week getting a lot of repairs done and a new alt hitting only 12.5 @ idle was the icing since I have to drive cross country now to get to work...knowing alt can be a ficm killer - that I just had ficmrepair repair for me almst made me cry lol I can look into it again once Im out west but Im under the gun for time now...thanks again!

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wonder if the "big 3 upgrade" might help you out.

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