[MBZ] Eureka!

2006-01-17 Thread Curt Raymond
Went down and followed the block heater cord, pulled the thingie off and, whoa 
its shredded. I'm amazed it ever worked, in fact I'm sort of amazed it didn't 
start a fire! This is beyond shoe-goo and tape, its dead Jim. (like that one?)
   
  So its off to Rusty's site to order me up a new one. 
   
  -Curt
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Oh I have a pile of alternators.  Will try a new voltage regulator first 
and see what happens.

Trampas wrote:

 Jump start, hit alternator with wooded handle from hammer. Will charge for
 about 1-2 more days while you get new brushes from Rusty. Or I can sell you
 some used brushes. Hahahahhaha
 
 Trampas
 
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 Took the enterprise to the parts store to pickup the big socket and the 
 thing wouldnt start when I was leaving.  The alternator is only putting 
 out 7 volts.  Crap.

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Re: [MBZ] Eureka!

2006-01-17 Thread Jim Cathey
Went down and followed the block heater cord, pulled the thingie off 
and, whoa its shredded. I'm amazed it ever worked, in fact I'm sort of 
amazed it didn't start a fire! This is beyond shoe-goo and tape, its 
dead Jim. (like that one?)


  So its off to Rusty's site to order me up a new one.


Of course you measured the resistance of the heating element
itself to make sure you're not ordering a new cord for a
dead heater, right?  Also you checked that the mating pins
in the element are in decent shape so that the new cord will
mate well, right?  I gots to ask!

If the end that plugs into the heater is ruined then it is
time to buy a new cord, otherwise it could probably be repaired.
This is why it's important to tie-wrap the new cord to something
stout so that a drive-off will rip the plug end off rather than
ruin the heater end.  Then it's just a simple hardware-store
repair rather than new cord (and wait) time.

-- Jim




Re: [MBZ] Eureka!

2006-01-17 Thread Curt Raymond
Jim,
  You got a way of taking the fun out of everything...
  The pins on the heater are fine, I don't think the connector has been off 
since the heater was put in.
  But still I'll probably check it...
   
  -Curt
   
  Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2006 16:58:15 -0800
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 Went down and followed the block heater cord, pulled the thingie off 
 and, whoa its shredded. I'm amazed it ever worked, in fact I'm sort 
of 
 amazed it didn't start a fire! This is beyond shoe-goo and tape, its 
 dead Jim. (like that one?)

   So its off to Rusty's site to order me up a new one.

Of course you measured the resistance of the heating element
itself to make sure you're not ordering a new cord for a
dead heater, right?  Also you checked that the mating pins
in the element are in decent shape so that the new cord will
mate well, right?  I gots to ask!

If the end that plugs into the heater is ruined then it is
time to buy a new cord, otherwise it could probably be repaired.
This is why it's important to tie-wrap the new cord to something
stout so that a drive-off will rip the plug end off rather than
ruin the heater end.  Then it's just a simple hardware-store
repair rather than new cord (and wait) time.

-- Jim



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Walt Lasher KNOWS what a manual E6B is.

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Re: [MBZ] Eureka!

2006-01-17 Thread Jim Cathey

  You got a way of taking the fun out of everything...


Guess how much fun it is to order a cable only to find that
it _still_ doesn't work.  I've learned the hard way to not
make such assumptions (mostly).

-- Jim




Re: [MBZ] Eureka!

2006-01-17 Thread Curt Raymond
Yeah well, I'm a risk taker I guess...
   
  I wonder, I don't have an ammeter so I can't test current to the block heater 
to prove its working. I'd tried testing for voltage drop at the battery before 
but saw absolutely nothing (wonder why..Duh.) wonder if a properly operating 
block heater would show drop on a 110ah battery.
   
  -Curt
   
  Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2006 18:32:21 -0800
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   You got a way of taking the fun out of everything...

Guess how much fun it is to order a cable only to find that
it _still_ doesn't work.  I've learned the hard way to not
make such assumptions (mostly).

-- Jim



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A friend of mine at the MB dealership told me about a 82 SD for sale in the
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Re: [MBZ] Eureka!

2006-01-17 Thread Craig McCluskey
On Mon, 16 Jan 2006 18:43:01 -0800 (PST) Curt Raymond
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 Yeah well, I'm a risk taker I guess...

   I wonder, I don't have an ammeter so I can't test current to the block
   heater to prove its working. I'd tried testing for voltage drop at the
   battery before but saw absolutely nothing (wonder why..Duh.) wonder if
   a properly operating block heater would show drop on a 110ah battery.

The block heater should draw 400 W. If your inverter is 80% efficient,
it's taking 500 watts from the battery. At 12 volts, that's 41.7 amps.

Yes, you should be able to measure the voltage of the battery drop when
you plug the block heater into the running inverter.


Craig