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15 October 2010

We have arrived safely in Troyes just 200 km from Paris. The Princess was plagued with electrical problems, the alternator has had many problems not charging and as a consequence we have had breakdowns most days since leaving the Russian border. Two alternators and four voltage regulators were repaired or replaced by five auto electricians in Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran, and Turkey. We were despondent to arrive at Silivri near Istanbul with the alternator not charging again. Generously two dutch competitors, Maarten and Jan, from car 28 offerred to repair the car for us in the car park. After discussion the charging circuit was rewired to eliminate the relay which allowed the auxilliary battery to charge and after replacing our third fan belt the system worked. We have been electrically trouble free since, obviously the relay was the source of our problems.

We will add more blog over the weekend.

Posted by nbrice 14:49 Archived in France

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