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altho this isn't a problem anymore i am still curious is to what was probably wrong, or still is wrong possably.

when i was having trouble getting the 2.0 started, the voltage regulator would smoke and smell horrable after cranking for a little while....probably 5-10 minutes with short rests for the starter. it starts easy now, so it dont smoke anymore when cranking. just wondering what it was, or why it was doing that.
 

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Hmm...it sounds like, for some reason, the alternator was supplying most of the current load of the starter rather than the battery. Did you recharge/replace the batt in that time period?
 

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i had a battery charger on it while i was tryin to start it to keep the battery from going dead. 12V 50 amp setting, or the 12V 225 Amp setting. most of the time just 50 amp to keep from frying the battery or anything else.
 

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Hi Amps!

Those amps were trying to flow back through the poor wee regulator which is only built to take 35 amps max. from the alternator - no wonder it smoked!:eek:
 

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well, good to know for furture reference!!
 
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