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Offline matt

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Re: What did you do to your VW today?
« Reply #2610 on: September 05, 2018, 08:02:42 PM »


 Nice!  Does the same key work the ignition? You would get 2  \VW=  \VW= for that!
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Re: What did you do to your VW today?
« Reply #2611 on: September 05, 2018, 10:39:54 PM »
lock a convertible? What for? Just use a razor blade!  devil)-
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Re: What did you do to your VW today?
« Reply #2612 on: September 08, 2018, 12:23:43 PM »
      lock a convertible? What for? Just use a razor blade!    devil)-


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good point, Howard!!   
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Re: What did you do to your VW today?
« Reply #2613 on: September 10, 2018, 08:40:25 AM »
Yeah that?s true but then the person stealing it would end up spending a thousand or so dollars to replace the headliner and top.
Could be better, could be worse, could be in a hearse.

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Re: What did you do to your VW today?
« Reply #2614 on: October 14, 2018, 04:35:30 PM »
A little while ago, I had a small engine fire. It was enough just burn the electrical components. Most or all of the metal parts are still ok.  Keep in mind that I?m not a mechanic and this is really the first time I?m working on the engine without someone standing over me and watching. I know it?s small stuff, but you gotta start somewhere..haha.

So far I?ve replaced, the air cleaner, cut off solenoid, oil pressure switch, spark plug wires, pertronics ignition, and coil. I still have a few more things to do but I?m leaving the fuel lines and electrical to George.

Word to the wise. Eliminate the fuel filter in the engine area. All this happened because the fuel filter was replaced and it was defective from the factory. Moving it won?t eliminate the chances of a fire, but it will reduce it.
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Re: What did you do to your VW today?
« Reply #2616 on: October 14, 2018, 08:24:12 PM »
Could be better, could be worse, could be in a hearse.

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Re: What did you do to your VW today?
« Reply #2617 on: October 17, 2018, 07:26:42 PM »


 So sorry to hear!

 
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Re: What did you do to your VW today?
« Reply #2618 on: October 18, 2018, 12:28:46 PM »

 So sorry to hear!

 

Thanks Matt. Thankfully, it's back up and running again. Only wires and coil burned up. The rest wasn't touched. There's just small little stuff left like sanding and painting the tins to
 make them look nice. The fuel filter is going in a different location. Never again in the engine area. I suggest that everyone do the same. Get rid of the German braided stuff and use clamps.
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Re: What did you do to your VW today?
« Reply #2619 on: November 01, 2019, 01:04:13 PM »
Over the last week I started to work on the Strap to fix the the main power switch. When I built the car I opted to do away with the Key switch for a Power switch and push button start switch to start the car.

The power toggle switch broke off so I didn?t bother with it for over a year. Patrick came to my aid and helped remove the hood so it would be easy  to work on the switch. I got a new toggle switch and Patrick put it in for me.
To make a long story short I also needed a new battery. After the new battery was in it started right up. Thanks Patrick, job well done?
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When you can modify it too its full potential."

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Re: What did you do to your VW today?
« Reply #2620 on: November 01, 2019, 08:29:30 PM »
Is the new battery on a tender?  4thinking6
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Re: What did you do to your VW today?
« Reply #2621 on: November 02, 2019, 10:14:10 AM »

Is the new battery on a tender?  4thinking6

No, not on a tender, I disconsolate the battery over the winter..
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When you can modify it too its full potential."

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Re: What did you do to your VW today?
« Reply #2622 on: November 02, 2019, 06:22:11 PM »
 That works, but watch any sig drain over time....

https://www.autobatteries.com/en-us/battery-testing-and-maintenance/battery-storage

Maintain Your Car or Truck Battery in Storage
The most important consideration when storing any battery is to make sure the voltage never drops below 12.4 volts. Following these simple tips on battery maintenance can help extend the life of your battery.

If you are storing the battery for an extended period of time, one of the best ways to prevent damage is to make sure the voltage never drops below 12.4 volts. We recommend using a type of "battery maintainer" ? a device that will monitor your battery and keep it at full potential during storage. There are two types of maintenance chargers:

Traditional "float" chargers, which provide constant voltage with tapering amperage to the battery even when it is fully charged. The typical floating charging voltage ranges from 13.0 to 13.8 volts.

Fully automatic multistage or multistep chargers, which monitor the battery and charge it as necessary.Some of these multistep chargers are also capable of working well as battery chargers.

If it is not possible to use a maintenance charger, disconnect the battery from the vehicle during storage to prevent the vehicle from discharging the battery. Always provide a full charge with a battery charger prior to storage, then check the battery voltage every three to six months and charge if it falls below 12.4 volts. Also, when possible, store your battery in a cool, dry location.

If it reaches 12.1 Volts.... really bad for battery life - like bye bye battery, bye bye....

I will be taking out Bob's battery.... tomorrow...

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Re: What did you do to your VW today?
« Reply #2623 on: November 02, 2019, 06:37:47 PM »
 \LIKE=  Good info Matt.
Thanks.
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When you can modify it too its full potential."

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Re: What did you do to your VW today?
« Reply #2624 on: November 04, 2019, 12:59:53 PM »
I'm not sure if it was mentioned but you should take the battery out of the car if you are trickle charging or on a maintenance charge. If something should happen like a boil over or a short, you might end up replacing a floor pan or a car. Also, don't leave the battery on the floor for charging. too cold. Leave it on a shelf.
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