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by montieth
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Voltage regulator failure modes
Replies: 3
Views: 86
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Voltage regulator failure modes

What are the failure modes of the voltage reguators? Is an intermittant failure to regulate voltage a typical behavior? Sitting idling its fine, rev, no issues. Then suddenly while idling again it will spike past 30 volts and settle back down again. Contacts on the regulator/connector have been clea...
by montieth
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: What the Heck is This?
Replies: 10
Views: 554
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Re: What the Heck is This?

That's a connector that plugs into the back of the fuel gauge. It looks like one of the pins has pulled off the fuel gauge. They're differently sized so you can only plug it in one way (assuming the pin isn't broken off like as above).
by montieth
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Body & Interior
Topic: Interior lights
Replies: 3
Views: 511
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Interior lights

For folks who have added interior dome lights, what have you used?

I’m looking for something that will add lighting to Mark von T’s pinz for the cab and bed area.

An LED based red/white light would be preferred.
by montieth
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: 4wd Doesn't engage
Replies: 2
Views: 242
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Re: 4wd Doesn't engage

Do any of the fittings on the piston side of the actuation system come out laterally without getting into the driveline tube?
by montieth
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: grease fittings
Replies: 4
Views: 351
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Re: grease fittings

I did the same thing. Compared to my Ferret or my M35A2, there's hardly any zerk fittings on these.
by montieth
Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: 4wd Doesn't engage
Replies: 2
Views: 242
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4wd Doesn't engage

What's the procedure for trying to figure out what's going on with 4WD? With the truck up on stands, the 4WD doesn't appear to engage. Driving on soft ground likewise. There's a new switch in the left side of the Witches Hat and it illuminates the light when you ground the connection at the switch c...
by montieth
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Owner builds, customizations & accessories
Topic: 6x6 tire chains...mud or snow....
Replies: 1
Views: 217
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Re: 6x6 tire chains...mud or snow....

Not a pinz, but heavier...we had a very bad ice storm several years ago here in Georgia. I had my M35A2 out in it to rescue folks and such. I ran chains on the front and rear axle. I was able to reliably accelerate and brake as well as recover stuck vehicles. Given the speeds, less thant 30mph it wa...
by montieth
Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Where is the ballast resistor?
Replies: 23
Views: 9473
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Re: Where is the ballast resistor?

So just ruminating on the contents of the thread. I'm newish to Pinz's but experienced in other vehicles and system. 1. If the voltage regulator in the generator (or is it an Alternator?) is a known failure point that can take out other parts of the vehicle, would a voltage limiter placed downstream...
by montieth
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Owner builds, customizations & accessories
Topic: Nato or 2 Pin slave cable socket, where?
Replies: 4
Views: 246
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Re: Nato or 2 Pin slave cable socket, where?

Yeah, next to the battery box seems like a good location, fewer locations to cut to make a path for the wires. I have an M35 and one of those Bradly impact wrenches for it (bought a pallet of them years ago via GL). M35's place the slave socket on the right side of the cab behind the co-driver. HMMW...
by montieth
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Owner builds, customizations & accessories
Topic: Nato or 2 Pin slave cable socket, where?
Replies: 4
Views: 246
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Nato or 2 Pin slave cable socket, where?

Where on your trucks would you place a nato (or 2 pin) slave starting cable socket? By design there's a facility for a socket on the back end next to the tail light, but that gets covered up by the upgraded LED lights. Where would you guys put such a socket on your truck? In the cab? Next to the bat...
by montieth
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Fuel Pump Rebuild?
Replies: 14
Views: 2686
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Re: Fuel Pump Rebuild?

Why don't these fuel pumps have a hand priming lever? The British vehicles I'm used to have them though they're in arguably MUCH harder places to reach than on the pinz.


/Zombie thread...
by montieth
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Low Voltage Warning Light
Replies: 6
Views: 557
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Re: Low Voltage Warning Light

Have you put a DMM on the batteries while running to see if the system is even charging?
by montieth
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Gl1, gl4 and gl5 gear oils
Replies: 12
Views: 670
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Re: Gl1, gl4 and gl5 gear oils

Shell has the Omala line of gear oils that are yellow metal safe. I've bough 5 gallon pails of it for my ferret and dingo.
by montieth
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Tire Chains for a 712K
Replies: 2
Views: 437
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Re: Tire Chains for a 712K

my 2 Pf.... While not a Pinz but I've had my M35A2 2.5 ton chained up for ice on roads down here in Georgia. Two different ice storms we had. Chains on the front axle and rear axle worked great. The intermediate axle was left unchained. I had no stability issues and traction was great. The truck acc...
by montieth
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Rear Driveline Noise
Replies: 1
Views: 216
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Rear Driveline Noise

So, my buddy's (Mvon2054) Pinz is displaying some rather dramatic noise from the back diff. The Mercedes shop it's at now is reporting one tone while under power and another tone when off throttle. Almost as if one of the bevels is shifting (badly shimmed or something else). They're not very familia...