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Old 08-17-2018, 09:58 AM
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... A spare is on the shelf in the hanger, so no downtime…
I actually carry my spare in the airplane with me ...
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Old 08-19-2018, 12:40 AM
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I carry a spare volage regulator and a spare mechanical fuel pump in the plane so I don’t get stranded somewhere. I also carry a couple of spark plugs and some common AN hardware.
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Old 08-19-2018, 03:30 AM
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I carry a spare volage regulator and a spare mechanical fuel pump in the plane so I don’t get stranded somewhere. I also carry a couple of spark plugs and some common AN hardware.
RFSchaller - I looked at your VAF profile to see if you were a traveling salesman in a previous life...
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Piper,

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Old 08-24-2018, 08:55 AM
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Default Cooling regulator.

Biannual yesterday and saw “12 volts and dropping, -3 amps”???
Assume voltage regulator.
Is mounted in the cockpit.
1- Has anyone mounted a computer muffin fan with 4 standoffs/spacers blasting directly on the regulator! Ample cool air in the area from the vent. Simple solution?
2- What is a good replacement besides Ducati. John Deer ?.
Part number and vendor please.
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Old 08-24-2018, 10:54 AM
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Search eBay for AM101406" or "MIA881279" for John Deere $20 clone.
If you are in a hurry, NAPA 7068102 for $95.49, but it looks identical to $20 one.
Whatever you buy, mount it using heat conductive paste.
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Old 08-24-2018, 11:01 AM
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Joe,
I have read posts mentioning the heat conductive paste. Do you have more information about the paste? Brand, where to purchase, and it is applied to the mating surfaces? Thanks
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Old 08-24-2018, 11:02 AM
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Biannual yesterday and saw “12 volts and dropping, -3 amps”???
1- Has anyone mounted a computer muffin fan with 4 standoffs/spacers blasting directly on the regulator! Ample cool air in the area from the vent. Simple solution?
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That was my first try. I couldn't figure out a decent fan mounting that created airflow ACROSS the fins and ended up with a mounting that blew air from the bottom UP into the fins. That didn't create very much of a cooling effect. The blast tube I ended up using creates a lengthwise flow across the fins that seems to be doing a pretty good job so far. The tube was way easier as well ...
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Joe,
I have read posts mentioning the heat conductive paste. Do you have more information about the paste? Brand, where to purchase, and it is applied to the mating surfaces? Thanks
Why not just use a dab of the same paste used for your spark plugs? I don't know that you're really going to get a solid enough contact area between regulator and sheet metal other than in the immediate vicinity of the mounting bolts. When I tried the JD clone regulator, I fabbed a mounting adapter plate so I could use my existing bolt holes. I used a little heatsink paste between the regulator and the mounting plate, which was a chunk of 1/4" AL. I don't know whether it did any good or not.
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Old 08-24-2018, 12:03 PM
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I have read posts mentioning the heat conductive paste. Do you have more information about the paste?
Brand, where to purchase, and it is applied to the mating surfaces? Thanks
The same paste used on spark plugs can be used. Search for heat or thermal conductive paste.
I found it on Amazon and Home Depot websites. Your local computer store has it for mounting CPUs.
Use the paste between the regulator aluminum case and mounting surface (airframe). Some brands contain
silver, but they are not much better than the cheap stuff.
A perfectionist might install a large 1/8" thick aluminum plate between the airframe and the regulator
with heat conductive paste between mating surfaces in addition to an air blast tube.
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