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#1 Tumbo



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Posted 19 August 2013 - 10:11 AM

Hi all,

Just signed up after reading about a guy who had battery problems as did I yesterday, he queried about a battery being charged at 13v, I had mine (Fiesta 1.4 TD) tested today and the alternator was charging at 13.5v.


Back to hello, My name is Colin although I tend to use my old school nickname for user names these days 'Tumbo', now blissfully retired.


I purchased a Fiesta Titanium 1.4 TD 5dr 62 plate 3171mls a couple of weeks ago, exchanging my immaculate 54 plate Toyota Corrolla I purchased new in 2004 and had only done 45,000 miles.


I enjoy photography, WWII and modern day fighter aircraft and looking out the window at my little silver gem, married with two kids, I say kids both of them are turned 40 now with 3 grandchildren between them, Wife accepted of coarse they are my other three gems, am also a motor mechanic from the sixties, some technical details still prevail like wheels but other than that when I have cause to open the bonnet I shut it again very quickly these days.


That's me.


Happy whatever it is you do.


Best Regards





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#2 georgen


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Posted 19 August 2013 - 01:20 PM

Hi Tumbo, and welcome to the FOC, Modern alts charge higher than the rated 12v for the battery and i would be happy with a charge rate of 13.5 volts. they are a far cry from the old dynamo's of old which you and I  will remember but most on here wont. Anyway Jump in and have fun, Ive found this forum to be helpful and friendly. 

#3 dezwez



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Posted 19 August 2013 - 04:40 PM

Hi welcome :)

#4 DanGersFord


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Posted 19 August 2013 - 05:46 PM

Welcome to the club tumbo

#5 Tumbo



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 12:55 PM

Hi all,


Thanks for the warm welcome.



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