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What did you do to your Kombi today?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by BrianK, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    @oldman
    I ran a temporary wire from the sender unit to the fuel gauge in the most direct path in a SC ute.
    I tried testing the omhs first with no success with getting my knowledge of multimeters to work for me:oops:
    Before I disconnected the wire, the gauge read just below 1/2 on the gauge. When the wire was bypassed with new wire the gauge read just below full mark, with about 50km used out of a full tank.
    I will be leaving the temporary wire to see how it all reads before doing a permeant fix.
    Think this has solved this issue. Thanks again.:)
     
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  2. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    So you did the 20 minute work, to test the theory?

    Now, on to the REAL work to sort and properly install then…….. “20 minutes squared” ? :rolleyes:
     
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  3. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Yes, if your maths are correct,:rolleyes: It take 40 minutes to find the correct wire colour.;)
     
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  4. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Hi Wayne
    The question I have is .....
    If you run a connection from the sender direct to the fuel guauge where does the power come from to operate it.
    Probably a stupid question .:(
    But I am not to converse with these
    Things.
     
  5. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    20 squared, or 20 to the power of 2, is not 20 multiplied by two……….. but if you manage to replace the offending wire with new, in 40 minutes, you will have done it 6 hours faster! ;)
     
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  6. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Hi Chris:
    From starter motor,
    ignition switch ,through fuse 11 onto fuel gauge vibrator (stabiliser) and onto fuel gauge.
     
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  7. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Wayne.;)
     
  8. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    That’s great Wayne !
    You can save the spares for another time……
    If you were testing the wire itself (totally disconnected) , for resistance -ohms- the reading should have been very close to zero…..ie no resistance.
    The sender unit creates resistance depending on how full the tank is and you will get a different reading for ohms accordingly….
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  9. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    The wire from sender to gauge is an earth wire from gauge.
    Circuit is through contact on sender and out another contact on sender which is earthed to body.
    Power is to other side of gauge.
     
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  10. njg02

    njg02 Active Member

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    The missus found a battery-operated movement sensing light at aldi. Works well.

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  11. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    Thought it was time to grunt up Schmett. Been a few months. Flat battery so tried the jump start device but still no go. Battery NBG!
    Pick up new volterator tomorrow.
     
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  12. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Not good Al.
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  13. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    At least it’s any easy fix…:)
     
  14. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    You know easy fix and kombi don't go well together, x by kombi time to fix it, you know what that means.;)
     
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  15. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    Will see how we go with new battery! Overdue for a roll.
     
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  16. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    I was banking on this fix, not being a “Kombi specific” issue, as pretty much every ICE vehicle on the road has a similar 2 terminal battery……… and therefore may really only take the time expected, to remove the two terminal clamps, and refit to the new battery. ;)

    Unless of course, one underestimates the weight, and spinal twist angle to remove the offending battery, does an injury to the back, has to wait for help to arrive, and account for the gentle recovery time of days or weeks, before you get around to fitting the new battery…:eek:
     
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  17. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    ……or if one replaces the battery and it wasn’t the battery……:rolleyes:
    With a kombi, the possibilities are endless !!
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  18. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Like your terminoligy (volterator) I think for a battery.
    There is a show on Utube that refers to spark plug as a( sparkalator ).
    Not sure whether it's just slang wording
    Or correct .
     
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  19. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Ok ..
    Just did some research on Google.
    I think a sparkalator refers to what I call (or we call ) a distributor ??? but I am not sure about volterators. Battery , generator or something else.???
     
  20. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Nah…..it’s just Al-glish……;)
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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