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    Heading away for our Easter camping holiday and half way from Melbourne to the destination near Maffra I noticed a bunch of warning lights illuminated on the dash.
    Sub Tank, handbrake and battery lights all on. (2004 GU III)
    Stopped and checked the terminal connections were all on tight (as I just had the main battery replaced two days earlier) and everything seemed ok.
    Turned the radio off and pushed on hoping for the best. Luckily we were traveling just after lunch and not towing anything, so didn't have to worry about nightfall knowing we were only 1 3/4 hours from the destination.
    Got there ok.
    My mate who was camping with us, who also happens to be the mechanic who services my car, diagnosed the problem in two minutes.
    Alternator had blown a regulator.

    First trip away with the dual battery setup and car fridge all hooked up to go and couldn't use it.

    Luckily we were in a caravan, so had a fridge to use in the van, but I spent the four days charging my main battery off other people's alternators with jumper leads.
    Best of all it didn't stop us getting out and doing some four wheel driving, which I was shattered to think would be out of the question when I discovered the alternator had died.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cremulator View Post
    Heading away for our Easter camping holiday and half way from Melbourne to the destination near Maffra I noticed a bunch of warning lights illuminated on the dash.
    Sub Tank, handbrake and battery lights all on. (2004 GU III)
    Stopped and checked the terminal connections were all on tight (as I just had the main battery replaced two days earlier) and everything seemed ok.
    Turned the radio off and pushed on hoping for the best. Luckily we were traveling just after lunch and not towing anything, so didn't have to worry about nightfall knowing we were only 1 3/4 hours from the destination.
    Got there ok.
    My mate who was camping with us, who also happens to be the mechanic who services my car, diagnosed the problem in two minutes.
    Alternator had blown a regulator.

    First trip away with the dual battery setup and car fridge all hooked up to go and couldn't use it.

    Luckily we were in a caravan, so had a fridge to use in the van, but I spent the four days charging my main battery off other people's alternators with jumper leads.
    Best of all it didn't stop us getting out and doing some four wheel driving, which I was shattered to think would be out of the question when I discovered the alternator had died.
    Sounds about right. I've just fitted my third alternator. This one has a higher rating than standard so will see how it goes. You havr got to watch out when a regulator goes. My first one blew the reg but the alternator kept charging at 19+ volts. Had to get home so it cost me an alternator and both batteries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4bye4 View Post
    Sounds about right. I've just fitted my third alternator. This one has a higher rating than standard so will see how it goes. You havr got to watch out when a regulator goes. My first one blew the reg but the alternator kept charging at 19+ volts. Had to get home so it cost me an alternator and both batteries.
    I can highly recommend the 'Quicktifier 420 or the 210' amp diode pack for improving alternator reliability. I have run one for the last 3 yrs, admittedly they car has only done about 5K klm, however just ordered my second one for the second alternator. The additional diodes help with heat reduction when charging and well worth the expense. The 420 amp unit costs $149USD plus $75USD shipping to Aust. The unit does not increase the alternator output to 420amp, it simply adds more diodes that spread the current load to lower limits. The diodes are specially made for the application and are a higher temp unit, so for example your existing alternator may have 6 diodes, then you add a further 12 in parallel, so the alternator charge is across 18 instead of 6. I have found the diodes can be a problem in hot under bonnet temps, especially when fitted with larger engines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeeBee View Post
    I can highly recommend the 'Quicktifier 420 or the 210' amp diode pack for improving alternator reliability. I have run one for the last 3 yrs, admittedly they car has only done about 5K klm, however just ordered my second one for the second alternator. The additional diodes help with heat reduction when charging and well worth the expense. The 420 amp unit costs $149USD plus $75USD shipping to Aust. The unit does not increase the alternator output to 420amp, it simply adds more diodes that spread the current load to lower limits. The diodes are specially made for the application and are a higher temp unit, so for example your existing alternator may have 6 diodes, then you add a further 12 in parallel, so the alternator charge is across 18 instead of 6. I have found the diodes can be a problem in hot under bonnet temps, especially when fitted with larger engines.
    Thanks for that PeeBee, ill keep it in mind . The second fail I had was my fault because I drowned the car. This last one I just dont know, was ok when I came home the night before and parked it. Got in next morning turned the key and merry christmas on the dash lights. First one dont know. Nissan did it under warranty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4bye4 View Post
    Thanks for that PeeBee, ill keep it in mind . The second fail I had was my fault because I drowned the car. This last one I just dont know, was ok when I came home the night before and parked it. Got in next morning turned the key and merry christmas on the dash lights. First one dont know. Nissan did it under warranty.
    There is an additional cost of around $100 AUD when the box gets here as the 3 phase output from the alternator needs to be hooked up from alternator to the Quicktifier unit - there are a couple of utube segments if you want to do that yourself, or pay the auto elec to do it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
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