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tonight my alternator belt failed and I drove 30 miles on just the battery ( 6 year old optima red top ) again.

the question is why does the engine run cooler when this happens??
 

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Not enough voltage to run the gauge properly?...
It should still run as hot as the thermostat is set for.
My gauge never moved when this happened to me.
I only went about 20 miles tho.
 

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That, and alternators can put out a crazy amount of heat. I tried explaining to one of my co-workers about how to load test an alternator. Instead of doing what I told him, and revving the engine up to check the voltage, he let the thing idle for about 15-20 minutes with everything on. The alt was hot enough to fry an egg on... So he was whining about how his alt was only putting out about 11v, and I told him to turn everything off before he melted the windings...

But more so that there wasn't enough voltage. If you put a bank of deep cycle batteries in your trunk, you'll be fine ;)
 
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