Originally Posted by GB
What about a regulator/rectifier that isn't running the stator at 100% capacity all the time.
Sorry to not be clear!
IMHO a non-shunt type R/R (that did not run the stator flat out all the time) would reduce heating in the stator and thus reduce (eliminate?) stator failures.
I was mostly trying to just respond to VTBob with regards to why the OEM design is failing prematurely ....