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Old 10 June 2012, 10:21   #1
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Another ETEC breakdown !!

Starting to dislike my etec... Battery voltage now showing 12.16, battery low voltage alarm sounding, changed to spare battery, same issues... To the lay man that's the alternator goosed !? Sound about right ?
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Old 10 June 2012, 10:44   #2
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Starting to dislike my etec... Battery voltage now showing 12.16, battery low voltage alarm sounding, changed to spare battery, same issues... To the lay man that's the alternator goosed !? Sound about right ?
I take it youve cleaned up any in line connections to isolators if you have any, and cleaned the connections onto the engine etc ?
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Old 10 June 2012, 10:47   #3
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Has this boat been living in damp conditions out of season?
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12.16 volts should be plenty to turn over? Start it by hand and then read the alternator voltage, think it should be 55 volts
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Tracked everything back, seems ok...
Boats been kept in a barn over winter, not bone dry but dry enough I think, how come ?
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It's starting and running fine 12.13 when under way, battery warming, should be 13+ when running tho ?
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Check what voltage you have on your instruments and compare them, could be that the meter you're reading the voltage on and the alarm sounding is out of calibration.
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... not bone dry but dry enough I think, how come ?
'Coz leaving lots of fairly trick leccy bits in a damp cold atmosphere for a few months can lead to niggles.
I'm super fussy, mine (sister to your's) lives in a sealed, draught free shed all winter, with an industrial dehume running on timer.

We'll see next week whether she comes out of hibernation trouble free or not.
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I've had to leave it and head home, it's getting dropped off at the garage in the morning.... Bring back my optimax all is forgiven
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What's it still doing in hibernation !!?? There's no where I can find on the island that's like that unfortunately :/
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