Today I have fitted a brand spanking new alternator in the hope it would rectify an old problem that's come back. The poxy dash! It seems it won't idle correctly and the dash doesn't work until.... I Rev the car a little. Then the Rev counter works and does all other electrics and then idles correctly. Really weird. New alternator has not changed things. I tried cleaning up the old one, put it on and turn the key to ignition and the ignition/battery light came on, but that was it. Never came on after that once car was turned off and restarted. I've tried checking the fusable links, earths but no. Still the same. Can't understand why the poor idle and dash have a relationship. Rev it and it all starts working. Anyway, here's a pic of lovely new alternator. I bought it from somewhere in Devon I think it was. £110 delivered next day recorded. Just awesome.