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  Topic: Cranky Crank Day
fxr

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 2:08 pm   Subject: Re: Cranky Crank Day
Yes, just give the old crank a 'surprise' and it should pop right off, and no, that 'cap' is just decorative. The whole black cover bends up.
  Topic: Brake pedal lights turn signals and more...SOLVED (not grounds)
fxr

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 1:43 pm   Subject: Re: Brake pedal lights turn signals and more...SOLVED (not grounds)
Do you actually use a trailer? If so, don't use one of those 'modules' but just use relays.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1982666.jpgYou're saying that normally the trailerís lights act ...
  Topic: Dumb electrical questions
fxr

Replies: 5
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:10 pm   Subject: Re: Dumb electrical questions
Thanks for the input. To clarify, I'm connecting both the charger/controller and the aux battery to the chassis with individual wires. Was questioning if the second wire shown in the diagram had to ...
  Topic: Only 10.6V at sink water pump. How to diagnose?
fxr

Replies: 9
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:16 pm   Subject: Re: Only 10.6V at sink water pump. How to diagnose?
Probably dirty contacts in the connectors that join it all up. You did check the o/p of the fuse not the i/p? That fuseholder <spit> is notorious for bad connections, not only to the fuse itse ...
  Topic: Vanagon acronyms, meanings, etc.
fxr

Replies: 14
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:13 pm   Subject: Re: Vanagon acronyms, meanings, etc.
BFH - Big Fine Hammer (well, along those lines...) a bit like RTFM - Read The Fine Manual.

As for things becoming FUBAR, a Brit might use TU - i.e. udders vertical. As for me, BTDTGTTS - been ther ...
  Topic: Dumb electrical questions
fxr

Replies: 5
Views: 180

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:55 pm   Subject: Re: Dumb electrical questions
solar panels can have a high OCV, Open Circuit Voltage that can be lethal so they want the Renogy unit itself grounded in case there is a short of the panel contacts to the Renogy frame, and they want ...
  Topic: A Tale of Two (or Three, or Four) Hitches
fxr

Replies: 26
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:03 pm   Subject: Re: A Tale of Two (or Three, or Four) Hitches

Thread...(bonus! fxr's schematic to make a converter using relays)...
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=729232&highlight=
Direct link: https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtop ...
  Topic: Pressure testing cooling system
fxr

Replies: 26
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:00 pm   Subject: Re: Pressure testing cooling system
How long does the system need to hold @ 15 psi???
For ever? Otherwise you have a leak.
  Topic: Got a lesson about aluminum expansion tanks
fxr

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:30 pm   Subject: Re: Got a lesson about aluminum expansion tanks

Thoughts?
Utter bollocks. As others have noted, the pressure cap releases at the same pressure - there cannot be any extra stress on the hoses.

A worrying lack of logic from a mechanic...
  Topic: Suggestions for troubleshooting aux battery not charging
fxr

Replies: 64
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:19 pm   Subject: Re: Suggestions for troubleshooting aux battery not charging
That looks OK - but ditch the inverter, there's nothing out there that the battery could power with an inverter that doesn't have a 12V power alternative available.

How would you power a laptop? Th ...
  Topic: Suggestions for troubleshooting aux battery not charging
fxr

Replies: 64
Views: 4149

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:07 pm   Subject: Re: Suggestions for troubleshooting aux battery not charging
That looks OK - but ditch the inverter, there's nothing out there that the battery could power with an inverter that doesn't have a 12V power alternative available.
  Topic: Refrigerator not charging while driving
fxr

Replies: 1
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:49 pm   Subject: Re: Refridgerator not charging while driving
So you added a 12V Truckfridge? That should have its 12V feed directly from an auxiliary 12V battery - not via the original fridge feed.

The original fridge feed only worked when the van engine ...
  Topic: GoWesty Second Battery set up draining the Second Battery
fxr

Replies: 10
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:36 pm   Subject: Re: GoWesty Second Battery set up draining the Second Battery
I had a chance to do some more troubleshooting.

- the relay is the new one sold by Gowesty to replace the original, there are no apparent differences between the two (the old one had a metal enclos ...
  Topic: A/C that I had repaired not working
fxr

Replies: 41
Views: 1000

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:26 pm   Subject: Re: AC that I had repaired not working
I ignored that 'no vacuum' advice - makes no sense to me. With the engine and compressor off, the first can of Envirosafe goes in happily on the high side when a vacuum has been pulled, and you can h ...
  Topic: fridge replacement projects - post here
fxr

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:17 pm   Subject: Re: fridge replacement projects - post here
Very nice but with shipping over 300 bucks more than C-51

Not sure what the C51 runs but I was all in at $719.35 from camperinteriors.co.uk. I also didn't have to fart around with the front fascia ...
  Topic: fridge replacement projects - post here
fxr

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:32 pm   Subject: Re: fridge replacement projects - post here
'Fraid not. I drilled a 3/16" hole from the interior of the fridge in the far top right, at 45į going further top right. This just made a pathway through the insulation avoiding any other wires ...
  Topic: Right side face panel replacement on Westfalia kitchen
fxr

Replies: 4
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:33 am   Subject: Re: Right side face panel replacement on Westfalia kitchen
That panel is morticed, glued and stapled in place. Yes, the whole kitchen has to be dismantled to remove it. I had to do that to shrink that panel by 20mm width-ways to fit the TF65 fridge, and it ...
  Topic: Does my 1985 have this Fan electrical part?
fxr

Replies: 21
Views: 418

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:39 am   Subject: Re: Does my 1985 have this Fan electrical part?


Assuming that rad fan has a resistor, that resistor should be inside the fan and is used to control voltage/current to fan for low speed function.
Yes, it's inside.



This is the resistor sy ...
  Topic: Electrical wiring gremlin, why canít I figure it out?
fxr

Replies: 15
Views: 385

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:32 am   Subject: Re: Electrical wiring gremlin, why canít I figure it out?
Use a $10 analog meter, not a digital one, and finding intermittent faults is much easierAgreed, but when measuring voltage drops (which might be quite small) a digital meter will be more precise. Th ...
  Topic: A/C that I had repaired not working
fxr

Replies: 41
Views: 1000

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:24 am   Subject: Re: AC that I had repaired not working
Here's another vote for Envirosafe - it works really well and is the cheapest you can get (unless you go really shadetree and use plain propane!). It can come with a dye already installed if you're n ...
 
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