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by ChickenPinz
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Cleaning your gas tank
Replies: 2
Views: 421
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Re: Cleaning your gas tank

That's hysterical. At first I thought he was going to go for a drive for some extra shaking effect. Good to see he just idled in place.
by ChickenPinz
Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Pinzgauer LED light upgrades
Replies: 3
Views: 944
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Re: Pinzgauer LED light upgrades

I've stuck with filament lamps for most of mine, with a few exceptions. Backup lights: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00W6QADRG/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 "Safego LED Pods Light Bar 4inch Round 2Pcs 27w Waterproof Flood Beam Led Work Light Off Road Lights Driving Light for Truc...
by ChickenPinz
Mon Mar 15, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Slow cold starter
Replies: 4
Views: 380
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Re: Slow cold starter

To avoid the imbalance, best to replace your batteries as a set -- don't mix-and-match types brands models or ages if you want to keep them balanced. Keep in mind your battery is already a stack of cells (6 per battery), so you just stacking more cells by putting two batteries in series like in the ...
by ChickenPinz
Wed Mar 10, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Cold blooded Pinz -- rejet?
Replies: 1
Views: 318
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Cold blooded Pinz -- rejet?

This fully stock (other than Pertronix) 710K is very cold blooded. It starts instantly even after sitting for weeks, but is very balky until the engine is fully warmed up after about 10 minutes of driving. Once it's fully warm (oil temperature above say 140F) it is fine, but before then it balks whe...
by ChickenPinz
Wed Mar 10, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Body & Interior
Topic: Hatch rattle fix?
Replies: 2
Views: 684
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Re: Hatch rattle fix?

Mine has a nice new strap, and the rattle's confirmed in the hinge area. I see springs in my future....

Thanks.
by ChickenPinz
Mon Mar 08, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Spark plug replacement interval
Replies: 7
Views: 486
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Re: Spark plug replacement interval

Thanks, heinz, that's the kind of data I was looking for. Likely the original replacement interval presumed military budget service. :)
by ChickenPinz
Sun Mar 07, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Body & Interior
Topic: Hatch rattle fix?
Replies: 2
Views: 684
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Hatch rattle fix?

My roof hatch has developed a rattle at the hinge at speeds over 50MPH. I've confirmed this is the rattle site, and it largely seems to be due to some play in the hinge pin. It goes away with some upward pressure from inside and the noise can be replicated when stopped. I can imagine several possibl...
by ChickenPinz
Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Spark plug replacement interval
Replies: 7
Views: 486
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Re: Spark plug replacement interval

I'm looking for experiences from people running the original military-style plugs.

Thanks, though.
by ChickenPinz
Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Maintenance spreadsheet
Replies: 0
Views: 297
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Maintenance spreadsheet

In order to keep my stable of vehicles' maintenance (MX) in order, I work from spreadsheets. I've attached the spreadsheet I use for the Pinz here in case it helps others. This one is built from the service interval guidelines as stated in the manuals (pg214). Note that for most items they don't cal...
by ChickenPinz
Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Spark plug replacement interval
Replies: 7
Views: 486
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Re: Spark plug replacement interval

Yes, that is the manual I was referring to -- I guess I should have quoted the chapter and verse.

The question was: what are people's actual experiences with practical replacement intervals?
by ChickenPinz
Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Consensus on wheel drive lubricant?
Replies: 2
Views: 208
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Re: Consensus on wheel drive lubricant?

I use either a syringe or a pump-on-a-quart container -- both work fine.
by ChickenPinz
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Consensus on wheel drive lubricant?
Replies: 2
Views: 208
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Consensus on wheel drive lubricant?

What's the consensus on valid (preferred?) wheel drive lubricant? - Old school 80/90W is I believe okay, but pretty thick on a cold morning. I like to call it "auto-braking". - GL-5 Redline 75W90 seems an option, but there has been some fear expressed about it if an axle seal fails. Not sure how big...
by ChickenPinz
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Spark plug replacement interval
Replies: 7
Views: 486
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Spark plug replacement interval

The manual advises to replace spark plugs every 10km/200hr. Has anyone found that necessary? For similar plugs in aircraft, we change them when they're out of tolerance, but not based on hours.
by ChickenPinz
Wed Feb 17, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Volvo TGB/30X body and electrical
Topic: Thoughts on 12V on a TGB
Replies: 18
Views: 1522
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Re: Thoughts on 12V on a TGB

If direct-conversion high-current no-12V-battery is your goal, then yes, that Eaton looks like a fine approach, and I generally agree that it's better to spend money on products that have been through thorough testing and certification in harsh environments than trying to go cheap. Youz payz in the ...
by ChickenPinz
Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Volvo TGB/30X body and electrical
Topic: Thoughts on 12V on a TGB
Replies: 18
Views: 1522
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Re: Thoughts on 12V on a TGB

Another disadvantage is that it looks to be $700+.