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Re: Getting there!

Postby lloydy » 30 Dec 2010, 13:00

Mine will be running eber and some lights. I'm getting a 12v fridge, but think i'll have to run that off the starter battery else it will drain the leisure quick.
As long as the relay does the job for a while, as i'm gonna end up with something that charges the batteries from a mains hook up, kinda like a zig unit but not as fugly
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Re: Getting there!

Postby syncropaddy » 30 Dec 2010, 13:02

My second battery (65A) is under the seat and is charged via the standard multivan split charger and works well but I do have a 90a alternator. I run my headlights/spots off the second battery via a bank of relays. I also run my inverter off it too
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Re: Getting there!

Postby lloydy » 30 Dec 2010, 13:08

syncropaddy wrote:My second battery (65A) is under the seat and is charged via the standard multivan split charger and works well but I do have a 90a alternator. I run my headlights/spots off the second battery via a bank of relays. I also run my inverter off it too

Aahh, does the pic of my split charger look the same as yours? By that i mean is mine the original multivan one?
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Re: Getting there!

Postby PetenAli » 30 Dec 2010, 13:46

Mine will be running eber and some lights. I'm getting a 12v fridge, but think i'll have to run that off the starter battery else it will drain the leisure quick.
As long as the relay does the job for a while, as i'm gonna end up with something that charges the batteries from a mains hook up, kinda like a zig unit but not as fugly


For 240v charging of your leisure battery see andinewsyncro contribution in this thread viewtopic.php?f=40&t=73108
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Re: Getting there!

Postby syncropaddy » 30 Dec 2010, 16:38

lloydy wrote:
syncropaddy wrote:My second battery (65A) is under the seat and is charged via the standard multivan split charger and works well but I do have a 90a alternator. I run my headlights/spots off the second battery via a bank of relays. I also run my inverter off it too

Aahh, does the pic of my split charger look the same as yours? By that i mean is mine the original multivan one?


Yup its the same .......
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Re: Getting there!

Postby lloydy » 31 Dec 2010, 17:37

Eber has arrived!!!!...... Just a bit to late, as we are sleeping in the van tonight, after a new year party. Hopefully beer will keep me warm :)
So next week, will be kept busy drilling holes in the van (hopefully right place first time!)
Leisure battery should be arriving today, looking unlikely now though.....
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Re: Getting there!

Postby lloydy » 01 Jan 2011, 13:37

The beer definately helped! Had a great night at my friends stables
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Re: Getting there!

Postby lloydy » 04 Jan 2011, 17:24

Starting the process of fitting the eber today. Fitted the new battery, quite a snug fit
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Then got on with removing the rear seat (the westy stuff does seem to be designed to be removed) Had one patch of rust, which you can now see with a coating of vactan in the pic (white patch)
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Measured up and marked out for the eber
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All the bits removed have been given a good scrub, amazing how much grime builds up. The rear matrix is definately leaking, been offfered a second hand one but have decided to order a new one. Found it for £32 delivered, so not much point in second hand.
Have also found this piece of shelving/divider
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Any multivan owner recognise it? As i can't find where it goes
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Re: Getting there!

Postby syncropaddy » 04 Jan 2011, 17:35

Id be worried about that white patch ..... Whats on the other side behind that patch?
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Re: Getting there!

Postby lloydy » 04 Jan 2011, 17:49

syncropaddy wrote:Id be worried about that white patch ..... Whats on the other side behind that patch?

I had a good dig around and scraped a decent amount of paint off. There is on bit about the size of a 1/2 pence piece which i reckon in a perfect would you would cut out (as i think that is where it started, tiny pinhole). Most of it is me going overboard with the vactan/paint removing.
End of the year tank will be dropped to do straps, so will have a good look then, end of the day it's only sheet metal, but i reckon all is fine, tiny, tiny bit of rust and a lot of vactan put on by me :D
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Re: Getting there!

Postby lloydy » 05 Jan 2011, 16:07

Cut the holes for the eber today, right first time :shock:
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Also picked up some stuff for a mains hook up, need to have a good think where to fit it, as i don't want to cut any holes in the side of the van. Maybe by the number plate flap or underneath?
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Oh yes, respray booked in for the 22nd jan :D
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Re: Getting there!

Postby HarryMann » 05 Jan 2011, 17:27

3, Oh yeh... and after a few tests on the VC the conclusion is (drum roll) It defiantly fails open under load.


The next trick then is to drop the oil in it, and have a good sniff :evil: It might be contaminated with gloop, or even missing some of the correct stuff... check quantity as it comes out. Has to be drained anyway, so will be a good clue to anything else you might have to think about during a VC swap?

To get that diff-lock 100%, you might as well take the diff out now :D

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Re: Getting there!

Postby lloydy » 05 Jan 2011, 18:37

Yep, diff will come out. Have a new VC in a box in my hallway, will be done sometime soon...Well as soon as my instructor stops blowing his own van up :lol:
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Re: Getting there!

Postby HarryMann » 05 Jan 2011, 19:00

Well as soon as my instructor stops blowing his own van up


Yup :roll:

But very 'instructive' for the rest of us
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Re: Getting there!

Postby lloydy » 05 Jan 2011, 19:08

I'm just hoping in a couple of years time i'll be doing all this mechanicking without fear, and you never know maybe helping someone else
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