Compression Ignition Addict
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Akron/Canton, Ohio
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Batteries are 1 year old from Ford . . . Alternator is the upgraded 3g or 6g case whatever it is with a smaller pulley and is about 3 years old. While plowing, after a couple lots the lights start dimming and all kinds of gauges coming on because of the batteries getting run down. Low RPM's combined with high amp draw from plow cause the alternator to not be able to keep up for some reason. I never had this problem before so I'm not sure what it is. i put a new plow pump motor on, cleaned connections, etc . . . still no luck.
I have a trickle charger bolted onto the one battery and a 3 prong plug sticks out front for easy charging. I thought maybe a regulator problem with the alternator . . . or I see that the big wire goes to the GPR (glow plug relay) then over to a starter solenoid and finally to the passenger side battery.
Seems like a long way to travel for charging? Should or can I run a bigger like 1/0 wire directly from alternator to the driver's side battery??
2008 F350 CCSB FX4 Amsoil fluids & bypass kit, S&B intake, 5" exhaust, Egr delete, Boss V plow, Mishimoto Radiator, B&W Goose.
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