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I just got a 320 amp alt for my 2.4L Oldsmobile Alero and when im at idle it sits at the 12s but when i give it any gas they go up to 14.8 every time. If anybody can help me i would appreciate any advice. I have no subs or amps hooked up, I have 0 gauge CCA from the alt to the battery, 300 amp fuse, And ground from battery to mount on alt. Got a new belt also since the pulley is smaller on this alt.

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Alternator is probably tuned for slightly higher RPM.

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Not charging at idle. What RPM do you idle at? Alts are typically rated at an 800rpm idle. If yours is lower, you'll see a drop in performance

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Give Mechman a call.

On 5/8/2011 at 7:38 PM, Kranny said:
On 5/8/2011 at 7:35 PM, 'Maxim' said:

It hurts me inside when I read stuff like this and remember you're 15

LMFAO so true

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Does your Alt have a large or small pulley. If it's large change to a smaller pulley.

"Got a new belt also since the pulley is smaller on this alt." -Copied from OP

On 5/8/2011 at 7:38 PM, Kranny said:
On 5/8/2011 at 7:35 PM, 'Maxim' said:

It hurts me inside when I read stuff like this and remember you're 15

LMFAO so true

:blush:

Mitsubishi 3000GT (Old Build)

Headunit: Pioneer 80PRS

Frontstage: (2) McLaren Audio MLT-2 Tweeters & (4) PRV Audio MR Series Neo 6.5" Mids

Substage: 4 15" Hybrid Subs - Tantric Motors & Sundown Softies

Amps: Banda 2.4D Amp (Tweets), American Bass VFL 350.4 (Mids), and (2) Ampere 3800s

Electrical :Singer 260A Alt & JY Power Lithium

 

2005 Chevy Colorado Ext Cab

Headunit: Pioneer 80PRS

Frontstage: 4 PRV 700Ti Tweets & 6 10" Delta Mids on 3000wrms

Substage: 6 Fi BTL 18s in a 4th Order Walkthrough on 3 Wolfram 4500s

Electrical: Singer "390" and JY Power

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