Jason, thanks for the reminder,
the voltage regulator i have is a Borg Warner, BWD is the brand, R220 is the model number.
so i guess i did buy it at O'Reilly's, not Autozone. if so, it should have a 1 year warranty, hopefully i can just get another one and be on my way for spring gardening.
i really hoped this one was going to last longer than a year. I do not know of anything that i am doing that could effect the regulator life cycle.
However, I did top off the charge on the battery the other day, i did not disconnect the battery cables when i did this,
could charging the battery without disconnecting the battery cables ruin my voltage regulator?