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by ElectraPinz
Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:16 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Slow Warm Engine Cranking/Start
Replies: 17
Views: 5542

Re: Slow Warm Engine Cranking/Start

With a new gear reduction starter, fuel pump (VW type), new fuel filter, noise suppressor removed (civilian ignition installed la year agi), generally upgraded ignition wiring, the Pinz has been starting and running great for the past month. Only gripe has been a bit of hesitation on pulling a hill ...
by ElectraPinz
Sun May 13, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Slow Warm Engine Cranking/Start
Replies: 17
Views: 5542

Re: Slow Warm Engine Cranking/Start - Problem Solved

Finally got the Pinz out from under the snow and installed one of EI's gear reduction starters.

That is an amazing piece of hardware - like night and day.

Engine starts right up every time.

Ready to rock 'n roll!! :D
by ElectraPinz
Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:55 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Coils, ballast resistor, and 4500 rpm module
Replies: 13
Views: 3961

Re: Coils, ballast resistor, and 4500 rpm module

Well, it apparently wasn't the ballast resistor (ouch!) Installed the new resistor and tried to start the engine - I got a very slow crank and a sputter, that's all. Having read some more posts, the voltage out of the ballast resistor with engine not running can be in the 10.5 neighborhood. Can anyo...
by ElectraPinz
Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiper motor cleanup
Replies: 22
Views: 6050

Re: Wiper motor cleanup

Now its too cold in the garage to do it so it will wait till spring, maybe. I have several projects waiting for warmth to get done. Some of those things you included links to appear to need boxes to protect them. Are you kidding? Wait for warmth? Here I am, trying to get my poor Pinz running so I c...
by ElectraPinz
Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiper motor cleanup
Replies: 22
Views: 6050

Re: Wiper motor cleanup

check this out for intermittent wiper control Part No.: SAV1030 Group: 35 Description: On Sale Regular Price $ 106.77 Price: 89.50 US$ Availability: IN STOCK Condition: NEW I've had my eye on that one, and it's starting to look better with the price reduction. Here are a couple of other ideas that ...
by ElectraPinz
Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:10 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Slow Warm Engine Cranking/Start
Replies: 17
Views: 5542

Re: Slow Warm Engine Cranking/Start

I jumped over to a different thread that was dealing with the ignition stuff:

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=6538

Some good info there.

Ben
by ElectraPinz
Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:07 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Coils, ballast resistor, and 4500 rpm module
Replies: 13
Views: 3961

Re: Coils, ballast resistor, and 4500 rpm module

Now that I've just popped for a $109.00 ballast resistor, I'm wondering what might have made it crash?

I would hate to install a new one only to have it crash also. :x

Anyone have any ideas or theories?

Thanks,

Ben
by ElectraPinz
Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:38 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiper motor cleanup
Replies: 22
Views: 6050

Re: Wiper motor cleanup

Could you provide contact info for Don? Don West - "The Wiper Guy" Email: DWESTFAMILY4@aol.com Address: 3730 NE Grandhaven Drive, McMinville, OR 97218 Cell - 503-434-3530 Home Phone - 503-434-6486 He advertises a lot on thesamba.com, which is a VW bug and beetle forum - some good and relevant info ...
by ElectraPinz
Fri Dec 16, 2011 1:39 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Coils, ballast resistor, and 4500 rpm module
Replies: 13
Views: 3961

Re: Coils, ballast resistor, and 4500 rpm module

Ok - I think we're making progress. I get the same coil voltage (10.5) between the (+) terminal and ground regardless of which ground I use (chassis or engine) and regardless whether the (-) terminal is grounded (chassis or engine) or not. I checked the 4500 rpm module and got 25 volts to ground (re...
by ElectraPinz
Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:56 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiper motor cleanup
Replies: 22
Views: 6050

Re: Wiper motor cleanup

I took my motor apart and discovered two stripped gears. Sent the motor to Don the Wiper Guy and he fixed it, using gears from a Porsche motor. He did a one-hour bench test and also confirmed that the motor stops in the park position - very important, as previously noted. For that reason, I'm thinki...
by ElectraPinz
Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:35 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Coils, ballast resistor, and 4500 rpm module
Replies: 13
Views: 3961

Re: Coils, ballast resistor, and 4500 rpm module

Jim, Your discussion came in handy today as I was trying to figure out a sick engine issue. Only problem is that the coil voltage (+ to ground) with the 4500 rpm module connected was 10volts, and with the connector jumpered (middle to middle), it was 9.8 volts. The full details are posted in another...
by ElectraPinz
Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:17 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Slow Warm Engine Cranking/Start
Replies: 17
Views: 5542

Now serious sputtering and 10v coil voltage?

Since I started this thread, the ol' Pinz has purred like a kitten, except for slow hard warm engine start - until last Monday. Went to town and the weather was nasty - rain/snow/slush and lots of it. In the way out of town, the engine started to miss and sputter seriously. I limped into a gas stati...
by ElectraPinz
Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: Body & Interior
Topic: Body Caulk? And Rust & Body Repair
Replies: 4
Views: 2732

Re: Body Caulk? And Rust & Body Repair

Shawn: Thanks for the advice. Your post led me on an internet quest - found plenty on seam sealer, even videos on how to use it. Better yet, I ended up at the VW forum - it has a thread that follows a five-year-old test of several commercial rust treatments. There is good info in that thread, but th...
by ElectraPinz
Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:36 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Indicator Light Lenses
Replies: 5
Views: 1738

Indicator Light Lenses

Does anyone know where I can get new lenses for the in-dash indicator lights - turn signal, E brake, brights, 4500 rpm, etc. Mine have holes burned in them, probably due to using wrong bulbs. SAV only has a blue lens. Can't find them on other supplier's sites. Since they are apparently just little p...
by ElectraPinz
Sun Nov 20, 2011 3:40 pm
Forum: Body & Interior
Topic: Body Caulk? And Rust & Body Repair
Replies: 4
Views: 2732

Body Caulk? And Rust & Body Repair

So what's with this (see photo)? It is a relatively soft rubbery substance that fills all the body joints on the tub of my Pinz. Is this OEM? It is loose in a lot of places and there is rust under it wherever it is loose. So, I'm thinking I gotta remove all of it and treat the rust. Then, should I b...