Did you ever figure out what your "clevis pin" bolt is made from?
Amskeptic wrote:Night time. A few minutes of high beams at idle (you running the H4s?)
Go to the back and rev the engine to about 3,000 rpm.
Do you see eerie electrical lightening? I might have to wait for the new brush to bed in, because it certainly is well-lit in there when I rev the engine.
When my brushes were new last week, (same Wolfsburg West bag as your new brushes) I had blue glowing sparks off the brushes at idle and 3,000 RPM. I applied grandpa's old "brush seater and commutator cleaner" from the early fifties, and white powder went everywhere. I rinsed with GumOut, and the blue glow was very much diminished.It was about 20 miles home, and there was no glow or spark upon arrival, though I did not rev the engine much above idle when looking. I'll do that this weekend, since the bus is taking a break while I fiddle with a 2001 Honda Accord throttle response issue at the moment.
whc03grady wrote: ↑
Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:07 pm
Dumb question maybe, but why not remove the generator to do all this work?
I'd like to introduce my procedure, from Colorado, November 9th, 2016:
- Remove 36mm fan nut, scraping the skin off your knuckles.
- Remove fan nut and washers.
- Remove belt and generator strap.
- Pull generator forward, out of the fan, dropping all the shims and spacers onto the crankcase/cylinders inside the fan shroud. For shits and giggles, the fan will drop a few centimeters and cut off access too.
- Spend twenty minutes fishing around with a magnet before deciding to remove the engine.
- Remove the engine.
- As the engine separates from the transaxle, the washers and shims fall to the ground.
- Remove fan shroud.
- Reinstall washers, shims, fan, special fan nut, fan shroud, and belt.
- Forget to tighten generator strap.
- Reinstall engine.
- On September 7th, 2017, tighten generator strap after installing new brushes.