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smoke from Dynamo

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this user is offline gymark2002

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on: August 09, 2014, 12:30:39 PM
Just started the beach buggy up after a long spell 5 months of non starting. I got smoke and some sparks coming out the side of the dynamo.
Its a type 1 1600 twin port 12 volt.
any ideas where to start on what the potential problem is, a Dynamo seems damn expensive.
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Reply #1 on: August 09, 2014, 01:29:54 PM
Check inside for debris trapped in the commutator and that the brushes are clear also no oil spilled on to it
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Reply #2 on: August 09, 2014, 03:14:16 PM
Like Shaggy says first point of call is the brushes also worth checking the output voltage at the battery up to 14.5  volts when revving.


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Reply #3 on: August 10, 2014, 10:39:23 AM
thanks guys, it was very simple and stupid, shims put in the wrong place I put two shims between the first part of the top pulley and dynamo. what a twonk
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Reply #4 on: August 10, 2014, 02:34:05 PM
Ah well at least you sorted it well done  ;-)up
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