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RE: My cousins car died! (fwd)

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Date: Mon, 09 Jul 2007 06:52:28 -0400
From: Scott Bogard <teslas-intern@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: tesla@xxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: My cousins car died! (fwd)

My coil was a 4 MOT stack, I'm guessing around 1.8 KVA.  It was about 30 
feet away, no arcs came anywhere near it (although the RF ground was only 
about 15-20 feet away).  The lights came on immediately as soon as the car 
was started, and had never lit before, ever (he did not know he had that 
many lights.)  From what you guys are saying, it was a bad computer, I'll 
have to ask him if they replaced it as well as the alternator.  It was also 
a stormy night, so we did not get to run the coil long, and the arcs were 
lousy because of the wind (maybe stray ions were blown into the computer)?  
Thanks guys.
Scott Bogard.

>From: "Tesla list" <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
>To: tesla@xxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: RE: My cousins car died! (fwd)
>Date: Sun, 8 Jul 2007 19:31:52 -0600 (MDT)
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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
>all of
> > 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
>manner, but
> > he is parking farther away next time, just in case!