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by David Dunn
Sat Mar 23, 2024 1:32 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Random things.... :)
Replies: 124
Views: 193492
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Re: Random things.... :)

The top simply unbolts.
Basically the same I did with my 716k almost 20 years ago with a rusted top and removed it and made it into a 716KM
by David Dunn
Tue Jan 23, 2024 12:41 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: GG's 10th Anniversary
Replies: 2
Views: 1247
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GG's 10th Anniversary

Hello all. Today is the 10th anniversary of my receipt of my 718K, RHD and 2.5 TDI . (only 7 Pinzes were manufactured by ATL in the UK with the VW 2.5TDI and in right t hand drive, all were 718s, 3 were K and 4 Ms). I had the good fortune to purchase it from BAE in Sealy Texas. The original manufact...
by David Dunn
Tue Jul 11, 2023 1:28 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Hard starting hot
Replies: 10
Views: 6329
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Re: Hard starting hot

Check your charging voltage. If something's wrong with the voltage regulator or the alternatorr and gives out over 30 volts that will overheat your coil
by David Dunn
Sun May 14, 2023 6:40 pm
Forum: CLASSIFIEDS: Pinzgauers, Haflingers and Volvos For Sale. Parts and Goods too!
Topic: Brand New Swiss Army LED Taillights for Pinzgauer
Replies: 3
Views: 2253
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Re: Brand New Swiss Army LED Taillights for Pinzgauer

I very much doubt that the LEDs are 12 volt only. Usually they have a voltage range of 12 to 32 volts or more.

As for Pinzgauers in 12 volt, there were several made in the late 80s/ early 90s, usually for municipal purposes. My old P80 716K was one of them
by David Dunn
Tue Jan 17, 2023 2:57 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Won’t crank, point me in direction
Replies: 13
Views: 3309
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Re: Won’t crank, point me in direction

Why did you replace the battery relay? It is only a safety feature in case someone opens the main battery switch while the truck is running, it keeps the circuit closed automatically. That is the only reason it is there. Make sure you have the batteries hooked in series and not parallel.
by David Dunn
Mon Jan 09, 2023 2:37 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Won’t crank, point me in direction
Replies: 13
Views: 3309
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Re: Won’t crank, point me in direction

You have two things that play here, voltage and amperage. Typically under 21.5 volts, your Pinz will not start. Usually meaning that you have a bad cell or more in one of the batteries or a short. Cranking amps are what is needed to start the vehicle. The three most power hungry parts on your truck ...
by David Dunn
Fri Sep 23, 2022 4:31 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Heater ground connection
Replies: 4
Views: 2823
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Re: Heater ground connection

If the heater is off and the engine is off, that relay should be open and no parasitic draw. Look for a power drain on the positive side. That is one thing I hated about the gas Pinzes, the negative disconnect. Basically it means that you cannot run any cables directly back to the battery on the neg...
by David Dunn
Wed Sep 21, 2022 10:44 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Heater ground connection
Replies: 4
Views: 2823
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Re: Heater ground connection

What that circuit is for is the same as for the engine.
It maintain the ground if the battery switch is open while the heater is being operated.
by David Dunn
Sun Jul 24, 2022 4:31 pm
Forum: Brakes, Suspension, Steering & Tires
Topic: Maloya tires
Replies: 10
Views: 3603
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Re: Maloya tires

Unless you plan to use rocky off-road, on a farm, and never see a highway, the Maloyas are only "ok". They are an extremely old technology tire that went away over 40 years ago. Like NDT tires, they are hard as rocks and have little traction on wet slippery paved road. I've had 4 Pinzes in...
by David Dunn
Sun Jul 10, 2022 3:43 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Windshield check. Help plz
Replies: 3
Views: 2412
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Re: Windshield check. Help plz

Those are the correct glass. Laminated for the windshield, tempered for the side.
by David Dunn
Wed Jul 06, 2022 1:46 am
Forum: Body & Interior
Topic: 710K Door Lock Keys
Replies: 4
Views: 2410
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Re: 710K Door Lock Keys

I did locksmithing for my commercial customers for 35 years, never had locks on my gas Pinz but did for the diesels. Mr Zero has the right keys but those are Ilco numbers for 2 blanks that are the same keyway. Either google Ilco X21 or YS1. It is not uncommon to have a single keyway to be used on di...
by David Dunn
Sat Jun 25, 2022 7:40 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: High idle speed.
Replies: 4
Views: 2795
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Re: High idle speed.

Check the butterfly shafts for play at the bushings. Spray carburetor cleaner or WD-40 at the shafts where they go through the carburetor body. If the RPM goes up that is your leak. Remember that these trucks in many cases are 50 years old and have gone through a lot of wear. The float level would b...
by David Dunn
Sat Jun 25, 2022 7:11 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Troubleshooting with Pinz SSI
Replies: 8
Views: 3656
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Re: Troubleshooting with Pinz SSI

Back before everybody relied on fancy computerized tools, we used ignition tester. Hold hold it up to the each cable and it would illuminate with each spark.
by David Dunn
Sun Mar 06, 2022 5:01 am
Forum: Brakes, Suspension, Steering & Tires
Topic: 710m rear springs
Replies: 34
Views: 11860
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Re: 710m rear springs

It's not a airspring but a airshock absorber.... :wink: And the rear springs can be switched with front springs of a 710....i have my 716k with the rooftop tent and to not have the aircompressor working every 5 minutes i swaped my rearsprings with frontsprings of a 710....now when the truck sits fo...
by David Dunn
Sat Mar 05, 2022 3:42 pm
Forum: Brakes, Suspension, Steering & Tires
Topic: 710m rear springs
Replies: 34
Views: 11860
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Re: 710m rear springs

I may not have my nomenclature quite correct here...I was under the impression that a 716 was a diesel version of a 710 4x4 and maybe came with a heavier duty spring in the rear? I guess what I was getting at was that maybe someone swapped in a hd spring from another model or something. Are the 710...