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RE: Diesel engines why not more available in smaller vehicles ?

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NinerBikes 04/25/18 09:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Diesel engines why not more available in smaller vehicles ?

My VW TDI 1.9 AHU is going strong after 15 years. My DW got tired of driving the same wagon, so I have been using it when I don't ride my motorcycle. I should sell it, but it is a nice ride when it's raining... AHU is in 97 and 98 jetta tdi's only, state side. If it's a jetta wagon, the motor on a 2000-2003 jetta wagon is an ALH. How many miles on your ALH and is it driven on salted roads?
NinerBikes 04/25/18 08:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Diesel engines why not more available in smaller vehicles ?

Back on the topic of diesels in smaller vehicles. The warranty on my 328d is finally up and I decided to celebrate with remap tune and a new downpipe. Should bring the 2.0L diesel to about 220hp/370lb-ft at the wheels(roughly 250hp/425lb-ft at the crank), but I will do a few dyno runs to make sure. That is a **** ton of torque in a compact car that weighs less than 3,500 lbs. Oh darn, I guess I won't be legal in California anymore. Good thing I never plan on going there. What year is your 328d and how many miles on it? I just picked up a used 2015 VW Passat TDI SEL with 25k miles on it in TX for $16,500. Granted, front wheel drive, and 150 HP 240ft lbs torque, but it's great at 80 -85 MPH on interstate, and easy on fuel, too.
NinerBikes 04/25/18 05:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Sunlight vents leak, Dicor time

Dicor LAP Sealant - How To? Thank you!
NinerBikes 03/07/18 10:15pm Tech Issues
RE: Sunlight vents leak, Dicor time

Check the tube but IIRC, it says to use mineral spirits. You might also consider using Eternabond tape. Sounds like that's a little more permanent. Does that work around raised surfaces above an EDM roof like flanges from sunlights and such?
NinerBikes 03/07/18 09:07pm Tech Issues
Sunlight vents leak, Dicor time

What is the proper prep for cleaning up and applying Dicor sealant around items on the roof that could leak, once the Dicor starts showing splits?
NinerBikes 03/07/18 08:42pm Tech Issues
RE: Quartzsite 2018

Had a great time for a week down at the Quartzfest ham radio GTG, last week. Nice group of people.
NinerBikes 01/28/18 11:06am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: When did boondocking become weird?

For many people it's not about camping and the woods It's about travel, it's about destinations, about sight seeing But coming back to their own bed, not using hotels It's a different choice I agree that many do not fully utilize the self containment features, And could avoid some hassles by doing so But that is their choice /\ I am in this camp.
NinerBikes 01/14/18 10:51pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Quartzsite 2018

I'm guessing the roads into town are starting to rumble with diesel pushers on down to some sort of travel trailer.
NinerBikes 01/02/18 10:24pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Quartzsite 2018

What happened to this thread? Any new Quartzsite news from someone local?
NinerBikes 12/13/17 08:16pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Wfco replaced today. Will get data in a few weeks..

It's tough to remain objective but try and get a feel if the batteries now seem to have more capacity when camping. You would be shocked to learn how many people are using "fully charged" batteries that have sixty to seventy percent of their original capacity. TOP CHARGING Get an inline AC power cord timer at the hardware store. When you return from camping, and the SMART charge system lies and shuts off, tickle the batteries with the 10-amp setting. You're at what, 3-1/2 amps now? See what the charger shows right after your converter flings a whopper reading at you. How many amps does the little charger say? This is a mini-BS detector. If the batteries need say an hour or so to bring them up, as the Beatles, sang, Let It Be. The object is to squeeze every nickel so tight the buffalo farts. It's not only cheapskate, it's incredibly GREEN. Well maintained good quality batteries last an incredibly long time -- with a minimum of bother. This topping off, will reduce equalization by 90%. You may never need to equalize again. LOL so what are you saying? I need layman's terms... No offense but sometimes your posts, although funny, seem written in code I do not understand... ha ha.. 1. come home from camping. when converter shuts down to 13.6 and barely putting in 1 amp, SG may be low. so i'm being lied to... 2. Im at 3.5 amps yes more or less. 3. Not sure where the timer fits in... 4. When and what # will the converter throw so called whopper reading at me? Is the whopper reading the done charging scenario when actually I may need more? Took charger off... SG still 1275... maybe slightly higher.. I hit CW button for last time now... Now I am going to let the converter do its thing over the winter. I will not be doing anything till sunday. As im going to doctor now, and taking a drive tomorrow to see the tree in NYC... Spend the day there.. Be back sunday... Although I may have time later to read some posts... Go camping. Come back, disconnect main ground from camper so all electric is isolated from recharging and set your solar panel voltage for 14.8V. Let charge in the sun until Specific Gravity reaches 1.275. Check after 2 days. If your S.G. isn't 1.275, disconnect the solar panel and put your Sears recharger on it in 10 amp mode. Try 2 hours, and see if you drop down to 3.5 amps charging rate at end of 2 hours. Following day, read the specific gravity. Is it 1.275? Good! Store battery disconnected for 3 or 4 months. If it's not 1.275.... hit it again with good old Sear battery recharger for a couple more hours. Repeat until you see 1.275 SG and then store the battery. My old Sears Manual battery recharger does 6 amps and will do up to 17.0V. Many the time it has cleaned up my very PIA Trojan T-1275 12V floor machine industrial battery with very stubborn 6% antimony plates, to the full 1.275 SG. This is a very stubborn to fully recharge battery, but done once every 7 to 10 days camping, it gets fully capacity back again. Store a battery only when fully top charged. A good healthy battery should top charge with 14.8v if not sulfated. Short of a manual charger... other methods include supervised recharging with a Power supply unit capable of 30 -40 amps and adjustable voltage input, something like the Mega Watt or MeanWell units, while dry camping on a gas powered generator like a EU2000i by Honda. Do a search here on MegaWatt or Meanwell PSU's for dry camping recharging.
NinerBikes 12/08/17 11:47pm Tech Issues
RE: Wfco replaced today. Will get data in a few weeks..

You don't tell us anything about your battery, who makes it, type of battery, etc. It's well known that high antimony lead batteries need closer to 14.8 to 15.0V to get pretty close to being fully recharged. You also never showed us what your SG was with the WFCO, of if you've damaged your battery from the WFCO sub standard recharging and sulphated plates.
NinerBikes 12/05/17 07:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Quartzsite 2018

Any updates?
NinerBikes 11/26/17 10:34pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Quartzsite 2018

I may have to try Main St Eatery out next visit. Have done Mtn Quail Cafe. Food is good but a little $$$ for what you get.
NinerBikes 10/14/17 12:22pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Video TR: Valley of the Gods/Monument Valley/Navajo Nat'l

Just wonderful photography.
NinerBikes 10/14/17 12:18pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Quartzsite 2018

Which restaurant was first to open?
NinerBikes 10/02/17 08:22pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Costco coleman 100w

That free shipping is attractive. i.e. the only way I could benefit from Solar Blvd's great prices is to drive 250 miles further into the USA. Norco is 101 miles north of San Diego.
NinerBikes 09/27/17 04:40pm Tech Issues
RE: Telecom towers and their power

Well, a General ham radio license is a good option, if all involved have one, know how to use it, and have hf radios. Morse Code CW is good to know during such times.
NinerBikes 09/12/17 02:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Converting 30amp twistlock to 30amp Rv? How?

I bought an short adapter cord, twist lock on one side, rv 3 way female on the other from a popular online shopping site. I believe I've seen them at a popular physical retailer as well. Running electric water heater on generator is going to consume most of the power even from twin 2000w Honda (4kw peak, 3.2kw continous) WH probably wants 2.4kw... you won't be able to run AC and WH at the same time. Run AC or water heater, probably can't run both at the same time. Take your pick.
NinerBikes 09/12/17 01:59pm Tech Issues
RE: Quartzsite 2018

Someone sent me a countdown to Quartzsite via an email. About 135 days and 10 hours left.
NinerBikes 09/01/17 03:16pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
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