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Jaspersilus
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Post by Jaspersilus » 17 Mar 2011 12:56 am

Hi Chaps,
when I put the headlights on when my 360glt is at tickover the revs drop to about 400rpm and it nearly cuts out, obviously this can be rectified by adding throttle, but any ideas why this happens?
oh its been stood 10 years in a barn, so maybe some WD40 on the alternator?

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Speedy88
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Post by Speedy88 » 17 Mar 2011 02:55 am

Just take the belt off and see if the alternator is actually stiff. If not it's possible a bad connection is causing very high resistance.
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Post by Ride_on » 17 Mar 2011 04:31 pm

Is the engine producing normal power, have you driven it? You should be able to let the clutch out slowly on tick over, especially if its high compression (1986 or less).
1980 345 DL_______1987 360 GLE (project car restored to GLT spec and B230FT'd)
1984 360 GLT______1987 360 GLT
1983 360 GLS______1989 360 GLE
1985 340 GL_______1986 340 1.4
1985 360 GLS______1995 940 SE 2.3 Turbo Estate (daily)
1987 340 GL 1.7

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