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by Cruz
04 May 2018, 08:27
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Solar Panel setup question
Replies: 30
Views: 7937

Re: Solar Panel setup question

Thanks for all the replies. I have a single phase vsr on the way. So hopefully that will work. It will be a straight forward swop. If I find that I actually do want the old setup back o can just change the vsr back
by Cruz
01 May 2018, 09:20
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Solar Panel setup question
Replies: 30
Views: 7937

Re: Solar Panel setup question

Worked it out

I have a dual vsr which sends voltage both ways. I need a single vsr version :ok
by Cruz
01 May 2018, 08:58
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Solar Panel setup question
Replies: 30
Views: 7937

Re: Solar Panel setup question

It's a single pvm controller. How I see it is The problem seems to be the nature of the vsr. It senses when the voltage gets over 13.3 volts and then charges the leaisure battery. Once the voltage reaches 12.8 when parked it turns off thus isolating the starter battery from being drained when using ...
by Cruz
01 May 2018, 08:27
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Solar Panel setup question
Replies: 30
Views: 7937

Re: Solar Panel setup question

Just been out and the solar panel is giving out 14.4v The starter battery is also showing 14.4v and the vsr (Merlin brand) is connected (red led on) as the voltage has gone above the 13.3v disconnect voltsger, thus the solar panel is charging both batteries :-( Is there a smart car that does not tri...
by Cruz
30 Apr 2018, 23:01
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Solar Panel setup question
Replies: 30
Views: 7937

Solar Panel setup question

I've got a leisure battery fitted and it charges using a Merlin 140amp VSR relay. I now have a 150w solar panel fitted to keep the battery topped up on the two days of summer we get. Am I right in assuming the VSR will not prevent the solar panel from charging both batteries in parallel (as the incr...
by Cruz
27 Aug 2014, 09:23
Forum: Campers
Topic: T3 rock and roll bed?
Replies: 10
Views: 2863

Re: T3 rock and roll bed?

The problems arise because aftermarket beds are created to fit all vans from T2 to T5 so compromises occur. Take the bluebird bed as an example. That was designed for a T2 which has a higher engine platform.

Like it or not but T2's are the target market
by Cruz
19 Aug 2014, 10:19
Forum: Campers
Topic: Blue Bird R&R Bed (design flaw & are they still for sale?)
Replies: 0
Views: 2477

Blue Bird R&R Bed (design flaw & are they still for sale?)

Are they still selling these beds? After 10 years of sales they don't appear on the website anymore. I looked because I wanted to see if they had uprated the design flaw that is apparent on the beds. Mine has lasted about 5 years ok but recently a few of the welds failed that held the thin metal bed...
by Cruz
05 Aug 2014, 11:31
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Windscreen repair???
Replies: 2
Views: 1086

Windscreen repair???

How big do chips have to be to be filled?

Got one on the van that a shallow chip about 4mm in diameter but has a small shallow crack next to it about the same length
by Cruz
29 Jul 2014, 16:35
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Slightly warm air from heater on cold setting
Replies: 9
Views: 2188

Re: Slightly warm air from heater on cold setting

It was, it is, its been replaced with a new working valve
by Cruz
29 Jul 2014, 10:57
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Accelerator pedal - is 'rod' supposed to be easily removable
Replies: 8
Views: 1877

Re: Accelerator pedal - is 'rod' supposed to be easily removable

It's hard to assume what an automatic is like as there are no pics of the pushrod on the net However the manual pushrod (number eight) clips into the pedal (number 2) and the other end has an upside down U shape that sits in the hole of the linkage below the floorpan (number 1) I'd assume the automa...
by Cruz
28 Jul 2014, 20:04
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Accelerator pedal - is 'rod' supposed to be easily removable
Replies: 8
Views: 1877

Re: Accelerator pedal - is 'rod' supposed to be easily removable

On a manual it clips onto the pedal and then rests in a hole on the linkage below. Never had one come off
by Cruz
27 Jul 2014, 20:31
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Why you should have air in your expansion bottle.
Replies: 20
Views: 4068

Re: Why you should have air in your expansion bottle.

There is no minimum line on my new expansion bottle but there is on my top up bottle.

Exansion tank. in engine bay. always full. no air.......you hope

top up tank. behind flap. keep between min and max

its not rocket science, even for me......these van dont go fasg enough for that
by Cruz
27 Jul 2014, 12:35
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rubbish aftermarket heater valves!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1112

Re: Rubbish aftermarket heater valves!!

Genuine one now on. works. and i can forget about it forever
by Cruz
26 Jul 2014, 22:39
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Full rebleed after fitting heater valve?
Replies: 2
Views: 1022

Re: Full rebleed after fitting heater valve?

Did just that. took it for an eve thrash with heater on then bled the rad on a nearby hill
by Cruz
26 Jul 2014, 16:18
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Full rebleed after fitting heater valve?
Replies: 2
Views: 1022

Full rebleed after fitting heater valve?

Fitted a new valve and had a faux pas where I lost about 0.5 to 1 litres of coolant...maybe less, its hard to judge do I need to do a full system rebleed or will the heater system bleed to the header tank before the thermostat opens up to let the air into the full cooling system? is there a quick fi...