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by Oldiebut goodie
08 Aug 2020, 15:23
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Running time on compressor fridge
Replies: 4
Views: 100

Re: Running time on compressor fridge

You are not starting from a good position - at 12.2v the battery is only 60% charged. If you have a small battery as you say I would expect 4 or 5 hours running before the battery is too flat. ( Not good to run them under 50% of the rated capacity without ruining it if just a standard battery) Runni...
by Oldiebut goodie
07 Aug 2020, 21:47
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Electrolux RM 184 cooling fan
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: Electrolux RM 184 cooling fan

Looks like you just have a Klixon type of thermo-switch. It should have two temperatures marked on it, switch on and switch off temps, you need one with a larger spread of temps to reduce the rapid switching. But.... you may well be losing more cooling effect than you care to by doing this. This wou...
by Oldiebut goodie
07 Aug 2020, 09:12
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Electrolux RM 184 cooling fan
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: Electrolux RM 184 cooling fan

Some thermostats can be adjusted for hysteresis which would increase the time between the switching. I haven't had one of those fridges so don't know what temp measurement method is used for your fan.
by Oldiebut goodie
07 Aug 2020, 08:51
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Can't resolve pedal pulsing
Replies: 8
Views: 183

Re: Can't resolve pedal pulsing

I had it after one rear brake partially seized on - upon closer inspection the drum had warped. New drums were cheap enough + replace cylinders etc as above.
by Oldiebut goodie
05 Aug 2020, 11:33
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Heads Off Due To Pressurised Coolant
Replies: 102
Views: 1924

Re: Heads Off Due To Pressurised Coolant

A mate of mine had to cut a big hole in his wheelhouse roof to change his engine! People don't usually look that far ahead when fitting out, usually the boat has been sold on by the time an engine out is needed.
by Oldiebut goodie
04 Aug 2020, 22:57
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Heads Off Due To Pressurised Coolant
Replies: 102
Views: 1924

Re: Heads Off Due To Pressurised Coolant

Back to the boat engine - this is one place that I use WD40 liberally to try to keep some of the corrosion at bay. I try to spray all over after each use.
by Oldiebut goodie
04 Aug 2020, 20:15
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1Y Cooling flange
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: 1Y Cooling flange

I have a feeling that I used one from an Audi possibly which then meant finding different sensors as the holes were different. I seem to remember that it had 3 holes also so one was plugged. If I didn't mention which one it was in the 1Y thread I can't help as I haven't got the van anymore. I looked...
by Oldiebut goodie
02 Aug 2020, 22:39
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Damaged pop-top roof - newbie looking for advice!
Replies: 15
Views: 385

Re: New Guy/Rookie Error/General Hello!

You have 2 choices - bodge it as above or do it correctly and regain the strength and integrity of the whole. It’s not a bodge as it’s a surface scratch Are you on something that has affected your vision? There is no way that is a surface scratch, a surface scratch would not run down the vertical p...
by Oldiebut goodie
02 Aug 2020, 19:47
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Damaged pop-top roof - newbie looking for advice!
Replies: 15
Views: 385

Re: New Guy/Rookie Error/General Hello!

You have 2 choices - bodge it as above or do it correctly and regain the strength and integrity of the whole.
by Oldiebut goodie
02 Aug 2020, 18:45
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Damaged pop-top roof - newbie looking for advice!
Replies: 15
Views: 385

Re: New Guy/Rookie Error/General Hello!

That is more than cosmetic as it has delaminated, try some boatyards that deal with fibreglass boats - they may be able to help more than a garage. There may be a vehicle repairer locally that deals with fibreglass shells but I wouldn't hold my breath whilst looking if I were you. For a proper stron...
by Oldiebut goodie
24 Jul 2020, 17:26
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Flickering oil pressure light
Replies: 13
Views: 382

Re: Flickering oil pressure light

My first thought is that they have used the wrong oil when it was changed, hopefully the the petrol guys can get to the bottom of it.
by Oldiebut goodie
10 Jul 2020, 10:07
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Steering column mystery button.
Replies: 10
Views: 674

Re: Steering column mystery button.

^^^^WHS - I can read horn in one pen with an added y in black, presumably someone did a quick fix for a non- working horn push for the MoT test and later fixed the problem.
by Oldiebut goodie
09 Jul 2020, 17:35
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: A Numpty and his 2.1 Project
Replies: 42
Views: 1688

Re: A Numpty and his 2.1 Project

I have an engine stand and heavy duty engine crane that I will be looking to sell off cheap. I am at the end of the A14 (Was A45 to Coventry) ( I have done my last engine transplant - my body won't let me do anything like that now.)
by Oldiebut goodie
09 Jul 2020, 15:13
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: T25 1.6D easy to stall, no low rpm torque
Replies: 19
Views: 1143

Re: T25 1.6D easy to stall, no low rpm torque

I never had to push down for 1st on my 5 speed box. If you do need to it's because of the 4 speed linkage in the box under the lever I am given to understand.
by Oldiebut goodie
08 Jul 2020, 23:40
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Early 1981 air-cooled not starting after fusebox cleanup
Replies: 18
Views: 956

Re: Early 1981 air-cooled not starting after fusebox cleanup

Wiring aside - it is the use of jubilee clips on a fuel line that concerns me.