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by bigherb
Today, 07:22
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Starter motor/electrics?
Replies: 18
Views: 2716

Re: Starter motor/electrics?

The solenoid is earthed via the starter motor brushes while it is pulling in, so it slowly turns the motor while engaging. The Most common problem is high resistance in the brushes not allowing the solenoid to pull in. Adding a starter relay often adds more punch to push past the resistance.
by bigherb
11 Feb 2021, 12:39
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ultrasonic cleaning : the benefits
Replies: 26
Views: 1055

Re: Ultrasonic cleaning : the benefits

Like the look of the carb I have a ultrasonic big enough for my bike carbs what cleaner are you using cheers I use carb cleaning solution, from Allendale ultrasonics. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Carburettor-Machine-Parts-Ultrasonic-Cleaning-Fluid-1L-Engine-Cleaner-Solution/303650316843?epid=23017012...
by bigherb
10 Feb 2021, 06:09
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ultrasonic cleaning : the benefits
Replies: 26
Views: 1055

Re: Ultrasonic cleaning : the benefits

Even the cheap eBay ones work well.



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by bigherb
27 Jan 2021, 08:51
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Help identifying a starter motor
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: Help identifying a starter motor

LRS is a Lucas part number, it is listed as the correct one, just looks like they have used an alternative bendix.
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by bigherb
31 Dec 2020, 05:50
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: heater cables
Replies: 11
Views: 1476

Re: heater cables

That link didn't work for me.  This kit, but you only use the solderless nipple from the kit to clamp the cable. The other part is if you have a 1600cc engine. https://www.justkampers.com/vw-t25-parts/t25-pedals-cables-levers/heater-cables-fittings/111-298-101-a-heater-cable-clamp-kit-vw-beetle-1956...
by bigherb
22 Dec 2020, 18:24
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: heater cables
Replies: 11
Views: 1476

Re: heater cables

Hi I realise this is a very old thread but I’m also trying to return to original and working condition a PO cobbled together heating system on an air cooled CU engine 81 camper. I think the images no longer available in this thread could be quite useful to me. Are they still available anywhere? Tha...
by bigherb
03 Dec 2020, 21:13
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Light switch light
Replies: 16
Views: 669

Re: Light switch light

T25 the switch isn't illuminated. The same type of switch but with an earth contact was fitted to Golfs and illuminated when the ignition was switched on.
 
by bigherb
27 Nov 2020, 11:06
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Heater control panel bulb
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: Heater control panel bulb

Original was a bulb integral with the bulb holder. Replacement was a W5 1.2W bulb and new holder.
by bigherb
21 Nov 2020, 18:21
Forum: Any Other Matters
Topic: How heavy are our vans?
Replies: 14
Views: 767

Re: How heavy are our vans?

My Autohomes tintop weighs with the gear I normally carry 1.7T
by bigherb
18 Nov 2020, 21:38
Forum: Campers
Topic: Diesel heater repair
Replies: 29
Views: 1249

Re: Diesel heater repair

Smcknighty wrote: 18 Nov 2020, 20:39 Does it not smell though? Decisions decisions.

How many years run time do you get from ten litres :)
No, they have a one way breather valve in the cap. My 2kW can use up to 0.24L an hour.
 
by bigherb
18 Nov 2020, 20:24
Forum: Campers
Topic: Diesel heater repair
Replies: 29
Views: 1249

Re: Diesel heater repair

Smcknighty wrote: 18 Nov 2020, 15:59 Interesting - what are you using for a fuel tank?


10L tank in the rear wardrobe running on Kerosene or red Diesel.Image
 
by bigherb
30 Oct 2020, 17:51
Forum: Campers
Topic: Where to mount an eber in an Aircooled
Replies: 19
Views: 923

Re: Where to mount an eber in an Aircooled

Ah, ok. I have petrol so bought a petrol heater... Saves a lot of pissing about with another tank. And diesel is bloody disgusting anyway, so didn't want that anywhere near my van. Does anybody use a heater enough for that fuel price difference to be significant? Horses for courses I guess. It is m...
by bigherb
30 Oct 2020, 10:38
Forum: Campers
Topic: Where to mount an eber in an Aircooled
Replies: 19
Views: 923

Re: Where to mount an eber in an Aircooled

Is there a reason people are not taking a feed from the main fuel tank? If you are fitting a Diesel heater and have a petrol engine you can't. And you can run the Diesel heater on cheaper Red Diesel or Kerosene home heating oil @ around 60p per litre. Ah, ok. I have petrol so bought a petrol heater...
by bigherb
30 Oct 2020, 07:55
Forum: Campers
Topic: Where to mount an eber in an Aircooled
Replies: 19
Views: 923

Re: Where to mount an eber in an Aircooled

zoona wrote: 30 Oct 2020, 06:18 Is there a reason people are not taking a feed from the main fuel tank?
If you are fitting a Diesel heater and have a petrol engine you can't. And you can run the Diesel heater on cheaper Red Diesel or Kerosene home heating oil @ around 60p per litre.
 
by bigherb
12 Oct 2020, 20:13
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Hazard lights only work on one side
Replies: 14
Views: 613

Re: Hazard lights only work on one side

Faulty hazard light switch, you can take them apart and clean out the hardened grease should restore it.