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by ChickenPinz
Wed Sep 08, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Compression ratio
Replies: 10
Views: 446
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Re: Compression ratio

And here's a useful page that discusses the impact of compression ratio on performance:
https://dsportmag.com/the-tech/educatio ... 101-part2/

As you increase the compression ratio, you increase the thermodynamic efficiency of the engine.
by ChickenPinz
Wed Sep 08, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Compression ratio
Replies: 10
Views: 446
United States of America

Re: Compression ratio

It seems like the stock compression ratio is pretty low, I guess to allow for for low octane fuel. Being that the lowest octane available here is 87 I would think the compression ratio could be raised without much issue. It seems like it would be easy to do, just shorten the jugs a bit. Has anybody...
by ChickenPinz
Wed Sep 08, 2021 12:26 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Looking for someone to do electrical repair work in Erie PA area
Replies: 4
Views: 342
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Re: Looking for someone to do electrical repair work in Erie PA area

Those VW mechanics should be able to fix most of your issues, including the fuel one.
by ChickenPinz
Tue Sep 07, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Looking for someone to do electrical repair work in Erie PA area
Replies: 4
Views: 342
United States of America

Re: Looking for someone to do electrical repair work in Erie PA area

Brickren wrote: Tue Sep 07, 2021 9:11 am Also, fuel looses prime after it sits for a day or more.
Replacing the top section (or entire) of your fuel pump should solve this issue. Sometimes a whole pump is cheaper than parts. It's an easy swap.
by ChickenPinz
Wed Sep 01, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Fuel Tank Drain Plugs
Replies: 7
Views: 300
United States of America

Re: Fuel Tank Drain Plugs

I wish I had a garage. I do all of my work in the dirt. O well. Builds character. And makes it more of a real world repair scenario. :D I feel your pain, sir. All my work is on gravel. I think of it as a free back massage, and it does turn me into a hoarder of large sheets of cardboard. Oh, and you...
by ChickenPinz
Tue Aug 31, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Fuel Tank Drain Plugs
Replies: 7
Views: 300
United States of America

Re: Fuel Tank Drain Plugs

I leaned on mine pretty hard to break it free, but it wouldn't budge so I deferred that project. Thinking now, I might try cold spray (AKA: Freon) to chill it to try to break the copper sealing ring bond. You could go the other way also, of heating it, but given that it's a fuel tank that might be r...
by ChickenPinz
Tue Aug 31, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Fuel Tank Drain Plugs
Replies: 7
Views: 300
United States of America

Re: Fuel Tank Drain Plugs

I leaned on mine pretty hard to break it free, but it wouldn't budge so I deferred that project. Thinking now, I might try cold spray (AKA: Freon) to chill it to try to break the copper sealing ring bond. You could go the other way also, of heating it, but given that it's a fuel tank that might be r...
by ChickenPinz
Sun Aug 29, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Brakes, Suspension & Tires
Topic: Airing down with factory wheels & tubeless tires
Replies: 3
Views: 418
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Airing down with factory wheels & tubeless tires

What are people's experiences with airing down with factory wheels and tubeless tires? How low will you go? Anyone lost a bead when aired down?

Experiences with LT255/85R16 Falken Wildpeak M/T tires on factory wheels ideal, but beggars can't be choosers!
by ChickenPinz
Fri Aug 27, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 24V to 12V Converter - Lifespan?
Replies: 32
Views: 10501
United States of America

Re: 24V to 12V Converter - Lifespan?

Yep, I'm with you on that. I'd not have gone this approach with a lead-acid battery. The Li makes this nicely possible. Plus, it solves the issue of being able to have a very low electrical noise environment for radios when you need it. Plus, one could always use it, jury-rigged, to (individually) b...
by ChickenPinz
Tue Aug 24, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Reverse engagement
Replies: 3
Views: 247
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Re: Reverse engagement

@NTPinz, I feel your pain. I fought and fought mine to be able to reliably get into reverse. And then the Master (AKA Andre) helped me. I've driven Toyotas all my life, and likely fell into a pattern for them and muscle memory took over. The Austrians are not the Japanese, and here's the simple meth...
by ChickenPinz
Wed Aug 18, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 24V to 12V Converter - Lifespan?
Replies: 32
Views: 10501
United States of America

Re: 24V to 12V Converter - Lifespan?

My approach to that is to have an additional battery (BLF-1220AS 12V, 20Ah Lithium Iron Phosphate) for the 12V system, which is charged from the 24V system when the vehicle is on. That way I can: - accommodate surges beyond what the converter/charger can drive - have 12V reserve power if the downcon...
by ChickenPinz
Mon Aug 02, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Brakes, Suspension & Tires
Topic: Balancing on factory wheels
Replies: 10
Views: 760
United States of America

Re: Balancing on factory wheels

No problem on the mild highjack! On my wheels, I did some hand-sanding and also walnut shell blasting (they decompose in the yard). Then I coated with a rust-converter paint, then a green camo paint that matches the truck pretty darn closely. PXL_20210717_210049343 (Medium).jpg PXL_20210717_21004449...
by ChickenPinz
Mon Aug 02, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: volt meter install
Replies: 6
Views: 590
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Re: volt meter install

I proposed connecting it to the same circuit as the hour-meter, and that should be called out in the schematics.
by ChickenPinz
Sun Aug 01, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: Brakes, Suspension & Tires
Topic: Balancing on factory wheels
Replies: 10
Views: 760
United States of America

Re: Balancing on factory wheels

So...I mounted up the new tires and there were no perceptible vibration issues.

Also, speed numbers look to be 101KPH on the speedo, 4050RPM, 60MPH, with tires at 36PSI.

Handling is incomparably better than the original Swiss balloons that used to be on the truck.

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by ChickenPinz
Sat Jul 31, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Brakes, Suspension & Tires
Topic: Balancing on factory wheels
Replies: 10
Views: 760
United States of America

Re: Balancing on factory wheels

The beads are still voodoo to me, so not gone there yet. Yeah, I told those guys at RWC General Tire to balance it lug-centric, but I don't think that made it to interested ears. Not going to mount 'em until I know all is squared away.