Hello to everyone.
This is a 96 7.3, runs on diesel and wvo, fuel bowl erased and electric pump mod.
I replace the alternator 1500 miles ago and I just notice the voltage on the batteries acting weird.
Basically I start the engine and it takes around 30 seconds to jump from low voltage to normal. This wasnt like that, it normally jumps immediately after start, or 5-10 seconds...Then it remains the same at idle or under acceleration... It wasnt like that 1500 miles ago...
I tested after I replaced the alternator and it was working what I assume was normal... more voltage under acceleration, but now is different...
I tested this morning and this was the result
1. off: 12.3 volts
2. on 11.6
3 after 30 seconds. at idle 14.3
4. under acceleration 14.3
5. after 2 hours driving 14.3
The other thing I noticed is that the idle is not the same, is kind of irregular, and this happens when the clutch of the A/C starts spinning. My A/C is not working by the way...
What can it be?
can this be bad for the truck? Should I worry about ???
thanks for reading