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RE: My cousins car died! (fwd)
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Date: Sun, 8 Jul 2007 21:14:53 -0400
From: "Lau, Gary" <Gary.Lau@xxxxxx>
To: Tesla list <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: My cousins car died! (fwd)
You failed to mention several pertinent details:
* What size coil was this (i.e. pole-pig powered, NST, or mini-coil
* How close to the coil was the car?
* Did sparks come near or hit the car?
* Was the car used for a counterpoise?
Regards, Gary Lau
> Date: Sun, 08 Jul 2007 11:34:42 -0400
> From: Scott Bogard <teslas-intern@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: tesla@xxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: My cousins car died!
> Greetings everybody,
> A little while ago, my cousin came over to see my TC run. After
> running it, we decided to go somewhere, on the way there, we noticed
> his idiot lights (check engine, oil, gas, door ajar, etc) were lit. A
> or so later his car died. When he took it to get it fixed, the
> was fried. A mechanic friend of his, said that perhaps the EMFs from
> coil fried the diodes in the alternator, he says only newer cars have
> and my cousins car seems to be the only car that has experienced this
> behavior, when parked near a running coil. What do you guys think?
> Scott Bogard.
> P.S. Despite the cost of fixing the car, my cousin is not at all mad,
> said himself, that no other car he drove there has died in this
> he is parking farther away next time, just in case!