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Highway Hiccups

Discussion in 'T3 & T4 Tech Help Clinic' started by Kevinthesyncro, Aug 28, 2021.

  1. Kevinthesyncro

    Kevinthesyncro Member

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    Hi syncro 27
    I am going to check my engine compartment, where did you attach to the engine and what size bolt/nut were used. For the little effort involved I have nothing to lose.
    Cheers Kev
     
  2. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    If you are doing this, try to get some proper earth cable instead of battery cable. Battery cable is twisted and earth cable is plaited.

    If you do use battery cable, have look at the way Scot has done it. Make a loop in it like a corkscrew.
     
  3. Kevinthesyncro

    Kevinthesyncro Member

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    I am going to Bunnings tomorrow to buy the appropriate size cable and lugs or even to an electrical supplies to get what looks to be a similar diameter cable.
    Cheers
     
  4. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    Our Bunnings doesn't have battery cable. A wreckers would be best or Repco, Autobarn etc. They have pre made leads.
     
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  6. Kevinthesyncro

    Kevinthesyncro Member

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    Ok thanks, as it happens there’s a Repco opposite our local Bunnings and I will get an earth cable from them. Also looking just now for a suitable earth cable route, I discovered a braided earth cable (much smaller than normal) from the engine to chassis and it’s very corroded at the chassis end underneath the coil. I didn’t even know it was there!!!
    Cheers all
     
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  7. Kevinthesyncro

    Kevinthesyncro Member

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    Hi gazman
    I am south of Mandurah, a good 90 minute drive to Freo or Perth.
     
  8. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Sounds like you may have found your problem……
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  9. gazman

    gazman Well-Known Member

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    If you need a mechanic to look it over our workshop is in Rockingham - I'll post up some details if you're interested.
     
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  10. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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  11. Kevinthesyncro

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    Yes that would be great, I used to go to an old German guy who was very good but he retired, then I used Mike at Volkshop in O,conner and he packed it in, since then I have struggled::(((
     
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  12. Kevinthesyncro

    Kevinthesyncro Member

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  13. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't count my chickens before they cross the road Mark,:D
     
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  14. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    …….and why I used the word “may”…..;)
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  15. Kevinthesyncro

    Kevinthesyncro Member

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    I will post the results after fitting.
    Cheers Kev
     
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  16. gazman

    gazman Well-Known Member

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  17. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It’s how we all learn…….;)
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  18. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately most people don't do that here after people have tried to help them.
     
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  19. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    I fitted mine to the A/C bracket as it is in the way to fit it to the actual block and then over to the fire wall where there is an existing screw fixing (I don't like drilling extra holes).

    In another van, I bolted it directly to a section of the block.

    I would suggest grabbing a piece of string and measuring the length you require to get from point to point with some slack.

    You don't need to twist it - battery cables are excellent conductors - I have had no issues since fitting mine.

    They are very cheap and work great. Even did it in my early bay which I recently sold. That van started first pop every time and ran fantastically well for a 1600 single port engine.
     
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  20. Kevinthesyncro

    Kevinthesyncro Member

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    Yep Repco in the morning, I will post results. Hopefully this will be the fix
     
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