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yes but it still has coils and plugs .

Something needs to ignite the petrol, spark plug, needs something to turn low battery voltage to high voltage the Coil to give the power to the spark plug
Simple analogy that is really, but best I can do at this time of night
 

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So what was the outcome of all this?
I am riding around with 1.4 16v petrol similar to yours and the engine light comes on after about 12 minutes with the message 'battery charge fault'.
Couldn't take it in for the alternator checkup yet as not funds after last stint*, but they did say the voltage on the battery whilst engine was running was good. (new battery was previously fitted as well but I still get the battery charge fault warning)
* Prior to this I had another 2nd hand engine installed because the oil was leaking into the coolant (they didn't skim or fit new head gasket because the compression test was Ok. Dealer wanted over R100,000 but they did it for 3rd of price)
ps. Ok sorry,I just read now OP had said it was the regulator
 

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So what was the outcome of all this?
I am riding around with 1.4 16v petrol similar to yours and the engine light comes on after about 12 minutes with the message 'battery charge fault'.
Couldn't take it in for the alternator checkup yet as not funds after last stint*, but they did say the voltage on the battery whilst engine was running was good. (new battery was previously fitted as well but I still get the battery charge fault warning)
* Prior to this I had another 2nd hand engine installed because the oil was leaking into the coolant (they didn't skim or fit new head gasket because the compression test was Ok. Dealer wanted over R100,000 but they did it for 3rd of price)
ps. Ok sorry,I just read now OP had said it was the regulator
So what was the outcome of all this?
I am riding around with 1.4 16v petrol similar to yours and the engine light comes on after about 12 minutes with the message 'battery charge fault'.
Couldn't take it in for the alternator checkup yet as not funds after last stint*, but they did say the voltage on the battery whilst engine was running was good. (new battery was previously fitted as well but I still get the battery charge fault warning)
* Prior to this I had another 2nd hand engine installed because the oil was leaking into the coolant (they didn't skim or fit new head gasket because the compression test was Ok. Dealer wanted over R100,000 but they did it for 3rd of price)
ps. Ok sorry,I just read now OP had said it was the regulator
Hi buddy i did have the same , but with a voltage test on my battery there was no charge coming from my alternator
Battery should be at about 14v when engine running , mine was 12.1 ish
i got mine to an alternator specialist and it was the regulator , see if yours is putting out the right voltage
AS you can see from the whole thread there is so many variables
ps the last problem with mine was the coil pack and plugs ,
hope you get sorted
Dave
 

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yes but it still has coils and plugs .

Something needs to ignite the petrol, spark plug, needs something to turn low battery voltage to high voltage the Coil to give the power to the spark plug
Simple analogy that is really, but best I can do at this time of night
hi , buddy just to let you know you was right it was the coil pack ,
thank s
 

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Thans for letting us know,, will help other members who are after fixes
 
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