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by plonkatronix
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Engine cooling fans confused
Replies: 6
Views: 47

Re: Engine cooling fans confused

Click, Don't use the live feeds out of the relays... Use the two earths that switch and power up the relays Send one 1A fused wire from ignition and use that as a common live for the 12v leds, you must use led's and not bulbs as bulbs have no diode to stop any possibility of fly back current going b...
by plonkatronix
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Engine cooling fans confused
Replies: 6
Views: 47

Re: Engine cooling fans confused

That's an odd one, I took my feeds from the ecu, the ones switching the relay on, not the lives being switched, one black/orange and one black/green, (common live) There is definitely something else odd going on that cannot be explained, when the ecu is off... All transistors give ground but no live...
by plonkatronix
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: water in passenger footwell
Replies: 8
Views: 679

Re: water in passenger footwell

Seal where heater box plastics join the firewall maybe, my seal was baked and brittle so I resealed with two rows of door draught tape, seems to have done the job.
Its quite high-up so doubtful but worth checking
by plonkatronix
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Info re Coolant level screws
Replies: 13
Views: 473

Re: Info re Coolant level screws

Never mind Haydn, there is nothing wrong with the cooling system... You're obviously missing my point here, noise :roll:
by plonkatronix
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Info re Coolant level screws
Replies: 13
Views: 473

Re: Info re Coolant level screws

That's great if you don't suffer with beeps annoying you then you're jolly and happy as it's not your problem, the whole point of messing was to experiment with a quicker way of shutting up the haunting noise that has become embedded in one's head!, it's because of this pre-warn I have removed it fr...
by plonkatronix
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: 2.5td cutting out when cold
Replies: 22
Views: 1953

Re: 2.5td cutting out when cold

Heat seems to be the common factor reading through these posts, I'm wondering if worn fuel pumps are the cause possibly, once heated up...expansion etc, struggling to work out what else could cause said symptoms
by plonkatronix
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Info re Coolant level screws
Replies: 13
Views: 473

Re: Info re Coolant level screws

Thanks for confirming the correct mix ratio Haydn, I'm at 40% coolant now and all seems to work correctly now when she's up to temperature. I just mainly wanted to highlight my findings to others regarding the importance of the mix when having a water level alarm fitted. Any plans for a new version ...
by plonkatronix
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Scotland
Topic: Central locking and blanking
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Re: Central locking and blanking

If it was legal to do so, a mega generator with some step up boards connected to the chassis would be my choice of an alarming security device :D The police can use them, the legal name is a stun gun, yet we can't, so we have to make do with an immobiliser fitted to two key points. I have a scaffold...
by plonkatronix
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Info re Coolant level screws
Replies: 13
Views: 473

Re: Info re Coolant level screws

After spending a fortune on replacing every single metal pipe, I read up on the pros vs the cons on coolant mixes and ratio's, with pipes being thin and the water being the cause I was bias towards more coolant, I'm back with everyone else now at around 60/40 after my resistance checks ;)
by plonkatronix
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Info re Coolant level screws
Replies: 13
Views: 473

Re: Info re Coolant level screws

Do you have a second screw going to earth? After finding this out, I removed the earth mod and joined both screws in parallel on the one wire and both the alarms work correctly as intended, even when fully up to temperature with a steamy bottle... My cheap alarm is a two wire and that failed when us...
by plonkatronix
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Info re Coolant level screws
Replies: 13
Views: 473

Re: Info re Coolant level screws

No disrespect to the haydn, it's much better built than the cheap one i have, it's sealed to protect the electronics, stable and as mentioned by many, has saved many disasters... I just feel haunted by the noise after having so much trouble with this van, it got to the point it I was hearing it when...
by plonkatronix
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Info re Coolant level screws
Replies: 13
Views: 473

Info re Coolant level screws

I wanted to share my findings... Our bongy had a well proven haydn coolant alarm fitted original, but I'm afraid to say that a combination of factors, mainly that beeps drive me friggin nuts and almost sends me into a fit... made me remove it and replace it with one that doesn't pre check when power...
by plonkatronix
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Scotland
Topic: Central locking and blanking
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Re: Central locking and blanking

I only say Cat A to ensure code shifting is used as cheap alarms are hackable quite easily. I fully delocked my car years ago, I had hidden switches and buttons to hold and press and a second battery that could also be switched over from a hidden switch... Well ott ;) but if they want in, they will ...
by plonkatronix
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Scotland
Topic: Central locking and blanking
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Re: Central locking and blanking

Relying on one central locking mechanism with no keys is asking for trouble... Flat battery scenario! Lost/failing fob!

Have a cat A alarm fitted and be done with it in my opinion

Sorry to hear :evil:
by plonkatronix
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: EGR mystery ...
Replies: 45
Views: 1515

Re: EGR mystery ...

It certainly is a fair bit of plumbing but hopefully you'll work out what has been done wrong, keep us updated.
I too had/have questions like you... where does the vacuum pump get its air or breath from? Seemingly inside the engine as there is no inlet