Monday, July 21, 2008

Gen Gen ku cayang

MOrning dear frens...

update fOr today : arini aku g keje ngan kazen aku...kete gen gen ku battery kong ;(
tensen tul camni.. dah 3x jadi... padahal aku tukaq batt kering..
fren of mine ckp alternators prob. aku nih mna la tau psl parts2 enjin nih... drive tau ar..hehe
jOm...lemme brief shortly about menda jadah nih..hehe... gOOgle ar...pe lagi...
hurm..lari lagi la budget next mth... sesape tau harge menda nih? huhu


Alternators - what are they, how do they work and what breaks??

The rear view of a standard alternator - the pulley is on the other end.


If you have been around cars for a while you might have heard the term generator. Well, those were the old days and the good old generator is history. What a generator did for the old cars, an alternator now does. You see, a car has and electrical system that carries power to such essential things as headlights, the ignition coils, engine cooling fans and other non-essential things as the radio (my son would argue that one), air conditioning fans (my wife would argue that one), and all of those other things upon which we have become accustomed to depend. All of that power has to come from somewhere!! A lot of people might think that power comes from the battery, and that is true to some extent. But the real answer is that the power to run all of those electrical things comes from Saudi Arabia! Huh? Saudi Arabia? Well, maybe Dallas, or Oklahoma. But the point is that the source for all of that energy is the gas tank. Yep. And the link from the gas tank to the battery is that mysterious thing called the alternator. It takes mechanical power from the crankshaft, transmits it via a "fan" belt, (it used to run the cooling fan as well) or serpentine belt as it is called in most of the newer vintage cars, and turns the alternator. So, the main function of the alternator is to convert power from the gasoline engine that drives you along the road, to electrical energy to keep the battery in tip-top condition.

So, what happens when an alternator goes bad? Well, at first, nothing. That is because the battery has some reserve power in it, enough to keep the engine running for quite some time, many many miles in fact. So a bad alternator doesn't necessarily mean a tow truck should be called right away. As long as energy is conserved elsewhere, like turning off the blower motor, the rear window de-fogger, the stereo and the headlights (if possible), you could make it for some distance on just the battery reserve alone.

One major problem which will finally occur as the battery loses its charge is that there will not be sufficient voltage to keep the engine running well. Many years ago I was in California and saw a car coming down the street with its catalytic converter glowing white hot and flames coming from beneath the car. What had happened is the alternator quit, the battery ran down, the engine was not firing on all eight cylinders and the unburned fuel was being burned in the catalytic converter! It had been long overdue for the driver to call a tow truck!


Semalam

nih nak update ahad nye citer..
aku punye la malas...xde mood nak kuar..so layan
tagged jelah...
selamat menjOin kan diri semula...huhu..say
HI! to me..
tu yg sampai malas nak kuar...ngan ujan lagi....

Adam makin advance skrg nih... smlm aku nak cut fruit,ntah camne dia capai pisau kat tgn aku... erk...berdarah!!!! iskkk...nmpk la muke dia cam shock! saspen jap aku n kakcik...
sib baik aku x pengsan tgk darah tu (zie..ko ok tak? hehe)
pas basuh tgn adam...aku sapu minyak gamat... then wrap tgn dia ngan tisu.. Adam is d herO! tak nangis pon..tak caye? tgk la pic nih... tp cian kat dia...nak pegang botol pon tunjuk kat mama jari dia yg luke tu..cian adam... mama minta maaf yaa.. will be extra careful ;(

kelakar la mama balut jari adam nih..hehe ada ke guna getah je?? PEACE from adam..


**nota kaki : thanks to zie n some of members yg suh unplugged battery tu utk elak bebunyik memekak... tak pasal2 aku n adam jd pOmen yg penakut. yelah..kot kena shock ke.. eh leh ek shock batt? huhu..saje je..wat saspen ... x sempat snap pic adam muke itam...hehe

4 comments:

zeti said...

kete laki aku dulu penah gak kene
pastu uncle kat umah aku buat camne ntah, ok la kjap
aku x amik port sgt bnda2 ni
tp pttnye kene amik tau la kan
in case jd kat kita

cian adam.. jari da luka..
biasa la bdak2
tp hati2 tau pasni
bnda2 tajam camtu sorok ckit
:)

i.N.a said...

uits..kena tau ti...
tgk cam aku...
tau bwk jer..incase tgh jln apa2 xpe la...

adam yg capai dgn laju..huhu...
aku pon pening dah ngan adam nih..
kekdg tu cam nak pengsan..

mieY said...

bila kena ni nek?
masa driving ke?
citer kat tok sikit...

i.N.a said...

eheh..
tOk...
kan cuti..so kete x gerak ar...perap kat umah je..
tak paham nape gen2 camtu...
smlm dah repair...
org tu kata battery ok..karburator prob...
if repair rm400..
jap kata alternator..jap karburator..
pening den!

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