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  1. Then @EpochNZwanders over one day to have a look at VW suspension on the drive. After, we have a quick look at the DAi, and it starts on the jumper cables. Hang on!. The battery is showing 12.8V after settling after charging, (OK), but drooping to 10V and less under load when starting. So I head off to Faast fit who supplied it, he tests it (OK on the hygrometer, but poos output current). It's just been a dead battery, all this time! Faast replaces under warranty (good service), and I throw a wee brass strap on because it's a slightly different shape. Runner! Drive to work. It's oookay, but not running well, maybe a little lean? Found an online airfilter dimension search (finally), and toss one in, then change the carb back to the one on the right (no hole in the barrel from long screw), and back to normal for that motor. Sheesh, what a chore. I need to remember to check the basics first. Anyways, it bloody great to be punting this around town again, and now I can get back to important tricky jobs like changing the carpet.
  2. Aug 1: I then noticed the fuel inlet bush on the carb was loose (see banana pointer)
  3. May 24, but not well, still fouling plugs. I know the air cleaner is a bit shit, so Here's a part number that the local agent tells me is unequivocably NOT a Daihatsu part number Gave it a wash/dry, good.
  4. 23 May, Hang on, this shouldn't be leaking fuel here... Clean up, running:
  5. You know, I didn't re-check the points... so y'know, clean em, face 'em.
  6. May 22, Ok, probably not spark? Looks little lackadaisical, so nipped up the plug gaps for a longer lasting spark. Carb trouble? Hoick a spare in... Carb spring spare by BIQ and mis=-matched cable bracket mods... Ah, starts! on ether.. once ???
  7. Ah, so that's not it either, fitted another precious spare (diz cap).
  8. Yeah, nah, not working, so withdrew a precious spare from my NOS stock and fitted it. Cool, onwards. Ah, no, not yet. Hmmmm. This white gunk in the diz cap is Alu oxide, which is a very high grade insulator. I'll have a quick clean up of that, too. Lead ends ain't that flash, either... All right, wander down to @Carsnz123 workplace and borrow a replacement for a bad lead. So actually, how was this running so well, just before it stopped, anyway??
  9. May 10. Nah, actually that wasn't it. But I found this Which should look like this (missing arm on top to reach up to the incoming dizzy lead. Tried a Barrie repair, which had worked before: Cool. Fit up, carry on.
  10. So that was back in April? Anyways, I got to worrying about important things like changing the carpet. At the carpet place, the old girl stopped, and wouldn't kick over, even with jump starting. Then work started getting busy, so it got slow to look at it. May 7. Found this. That'll be it, fuel leaking round the booster plunger... Resulting in one fouled plug... Checked, cleaned pugs, carry on.
  11. 18th is the 3rd Wednesday. I seem to have the Dai running again, but regardless, I'ma go for a beer (/kombucha) at Spitfire square ~7pm.
  12. What sizes you need? I take it Para failed to provide the necessary? Jaycar have a few (6mm wire: https://www.jaycar.co.nz/9-5mm-rubber-grommets-cable-dia-6mm-pk-8/p/HP0702) And you can raid my junk bin, or on Monday try electrical suppliers like ideal: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ideal+Electrical+-+Christchurch+Sydenham/@-43.5488826,172.6370553,15z/data=!4m9!1m2!2m1!1selectrical+supply!3m5!1s0x0:0x8af6f693f78e208f!8m2!3d-43.5417008!4d172.6309181!15sChFlbGVjdHJpY2FsIHN1cHBseVoTIhFlbGVjdHJpY2FsIHN1cHBseZIBF2VsZWN0cmljYWxfc3VwcGx5X3N0b3Jl or Redcliffe: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Radcliffe+Electrical/@-43.5338968,172.6347574,15z/data=!4m9!1m2!2m1!1sradcliffe+electrical!3m5!1s0x0:0xd55b399a3a24c6a8!8m2!3d-43.5355638!4d172.6485419!15sChRyYWRjbGlmZmUgZWxlY3RyaWNhbCIDiAEBkgEVZWxlY3RyaWNhbF93aG9sZXNhbGVy
  13. Light dimmer style? Probably OK, best ask a tame sparky. @UTERUS etc? Chuck'em in parallel, use sensible fuses, make sure chassis are securely grounded. Insulate them for another layer of safety. 4kW is getting pretty heavy, you're gonna maybe melt your plugs / sockets / wires in the wall / set the suburb on fire / raise the CO2. Maybe get a (safe) current meter so you know how reckless you're being? I think @NickJ comment may be worth considering. Pneumatic engineer, I ain't
  14. You have them in series or parallel? (i.e. are you running up against a pressure differential limit on the vacs?)
  15. Yeah 70w is a bit high for unregulated. 2-5W prob fine, 10W maybe/probably ok on a big battery like a van
  16. Probably fine, but check: Does the cig lighter stay on when the ignition is off? If not, you'll need to wire in the solar (fuse it!) or another cig lighter.
  17. This was such a good Idea I took the Raum to Supercheap to get a code read They only do OBD And there's every chance this could be the issue here too (no temp guage)
  18. Damn, you do bring the shine, inside and out!
  19. From over in Spam: @Nominal wanted a fuel pump control, and warned about electrical noise in cars. (Yep yep, aha!) I'm pondering... Would folks want a case like this https://www.jaycar.co.nz/economy-die-cast-aluminum-boxes-119-x-93-5-x-34mm/p/HB5067 or plastic (then will also need a heatsink for a transistor for fan/ignition) or no case? Screw terminals or Spade connector blades on the PCB? Waterproof entry to the box? More features = more expensive, of course.
  20. http://www.irex-jp.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=97_64&products_id=941 I have a packet at home, will look up the part number
  21. Keen for events. Pretty flexible, so will try for any of these times.
  22. I hear a rumour that MB have electric power steering pump in these? http://www.pickapart.co.nz/eziparts/Display_Vehicles.asp?MakeID=0&SeriesID=6280&LocationID=2&VehicleDesc=Mercedes-Benz 160
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