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by plonkatronix
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: 2.5td cutting out when cold
Replies: 22
Views: 2164

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: 607

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: 447

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: 607

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: 607

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: 607

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: 607

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: 447

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: 447

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: 1933

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
by plonkatronix
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Campervan Tax
Replies: 12
Views: 456

Re: Campervan Tax

I added a huge reply here. Then i deleted it :evil: blood thirsty money grabbing ba#@?+!
by plonkatronix
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: EGR mystery ...
Replies: 45
Views: 1933

Re: EGR mystery ...

As you can see from an early image of my bay, the green one way valve comes off the last solenoid and goes to the big main inlet pipe, just mine snapped off the original lug and was glued in further forward with the snapped one blocked with a tight self tapper, at least you can clearly see it here o...
by plonkatronix
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: EGR mystery ...
Replies: 45
Views: 1933

Re: EGR mystery ...

Something not right there, that pipe coming off the left front solenoid isn't supposed to go towards the front and under? someone has been playing around with the vacuum possibly.

Trying to find a good photo to illustrate
by plonkatronix
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: EGR mystery ...
Replies: 45
Views: 1933

Re: EGR mystery ...

Sounds like you found your valve and is in place, there's not one on the solenoid. I did pm you saying send a picture over so we could take a closer look and better understanding of your setup to avoid confusions
by plonkatronix
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: EGR mystery ...
Replies: 45
Views: 1933

Re: EGR mystery ...

Having no one way valve might be the cause, i doubt very much the solenoid would fail, there's a valve pictured here in the first image... Easily broken viewtopic.php?t=60690

If you do want to try another solenoid, i have spares you could use but my money is on the missing valve