Do you mean for the bumpers? Any electroplating that has to be done isn't a cheap exercise.. From memory it was around $300 to do a few large items like the zed bumpers.
Also, do you know a cheap place i can get replacement chrome for the fenders? It seems that the previous owner let all of it just start falling off.
charging system issue
Posted 27 March 2010 - 08:14 AM
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Posted 08 May 2010 - 04:42 PM
when we dropped in an L28 into my 240 around 5-6 weeks ago, we also kept the 280zx alternator. The gremlins have been draining my battery !, I bought a brand new battery 2 weeks ago thinking my other one was stuffed and now this one drains-out over the period of a week or so..
ok, when the alternator was installed (the one with the built-in reg), we ran a diode leading upto the back of the "T" on the Alt....pretty much as per Dimitri's tutorial, and we looped wires on the connector that fed the existing regulator, & then removed the old regulator.
I think the battery is draining itself when the car is running...I cant see how it can drain when the motor is off. any thoughts ? could my Alternator have caught the centryphical virus
FYI..note: the last pic shows 2 new wires looping into the existing regulator snap-plug, which effectively by-passes the 'existing" regulator, which means you can turf-it out..
Posted 09 May 2010 - 05:28 PM
Posted 09 May 2010 - 06:58 PM
Posted 09 May 2010 - 07:26 PM
Posted 09 May 2010 - 07:31 PM
also the diode we used had a slightly different code number than those 2-3 specified..(no stock at electronics shop), is that a possible problem ?
Posted 11 May 2010 - 09:33 PM
after we spoke, I let the car idle and the battery dropped 0.3v in 15mins....It started at 12.4 went to 12.1 before I turned it off. (no lights etc on). somethings not quite right
could the regulator within the alternator be stuffed ?
I'll take it for a run tomorrow and I'll check the readings before and during..
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