Swapping the two pulleys at the same time meant no change in belt length. Winning.
14.85 volts at idle was great, but the battery crashes to 3.5v when I trigger the starter so I need to get a new one of those!
I have done some preliminary math, and it looks like this pulley will turn the alternator 6000 RPM slower at redline than the stock unit. I cannot help but think that will do positive things for alternator life, particularly the bearings. I have thrown an entire bearing cartridge out the back of the alternator case before and the computed 22,000 RPM it is turning at redline with the factory pulley setup may explain why.
Right, but the point I am making above is that the pulley still gives me full juice even at idle. So, as far as I can tell now, there is no downside. Granted, I haven't turned the stereo up to 11, the rear defog on, the interior fan to max , the high beams on and cycled the engine fan, but the setup passed the basic idle speed test with flying colors.
New battery installed and the car started right up. Now I am left wonder how sensitive the ABS system is to voltage fluctuations. Can my random ABS light be traced back to inconsistent voltage supply from a bad battery and/or alternator? The light is now off. Hmmm......
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