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Bowie69 last won the day on August 10

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  1. New shiny bits

    'not doing a full rebuild'? Yeah of course!
  2. That would also do I expect In fact, my Audi runs something like this from factory under the scuttle panel!
  3. You could run hi-Z EFI injectors with low-Z LPG injectors quite easily, just depends on where you put the boards on the MS output, take the hi-Z output from before the board, and the low-Z from after, you'd have lots of wires coming out the ECU, but that is OK The driver boards should work with any MS kit, it is only really a device that enables high speed switching of a higher current.
  4. LPG with megasquirt... I think there are only really two challenges -injector impedance, and warm up enrichment. LPG injectors tend to be low impedance, MS is designed to fire high impedance injectors, like most Bosch stuff. So you either need a driver board, or to find some LPG injectors that are in the realms of the normal impedance for petrol injectors. I had a quick look, and doesn't seem like there are any new high impedance injectors around, they all seem to be 1.3-3 Ohm, Petrol ones are normally around 9 Ohm, I think. To give yourself a choice, I'd suggest go with a driver board, there are many peeps on here that could help with that. Second, for the warm up enrichment, LPG needs no WUE, so when you switch to LPG, relay the coolant temp sender to a fixed value resistor equivalent to 88C or normal running temperature. There's some other talk about it in here, which I just found when looking for something else!:
  5. Webasto fuel pick up advice

    Most rubber fuel line is not designed to be immersed in fuel -the outer sheath is not as fuel resistant as the inner, and will break down, eventually leading to leaky line, meaning you get no suck.
  6. Flat power tool batteries - what to do ?

    I have zapped nicad with no explosion, didn't fix it though....
  7. 80" Range Rover on portals.

    Well yes of course, point is though, drivetrain is way heavier than bodywork, even with it raised a few inches, you are not going to suddenly take a forward roll.
  8. 80" Range Rover on portals.

    It won't fall over for the same reason trucks don't flop forward when racing on circuits -most of the mass is still low down no matter how large the body may appear, the drivetrain is HEAVY.
  9. Yes, D1 and RRC should both swap over IIRC.
  10. Flat power tool batteries - what to do ?

    My understanding of bosch lithium batteries is that once a cell goes below a certain voltage, the electronics kick in and stop you ever using the pack again. This is pretty annoying when using a pack until empty, and it is nice and warm, then the temperature drops and so does cell voltage = dead pack. The refurb company is probably replacing this circuit with one that doesn't cut out, and checking the cells to see all is good. Lithium cells are not the bomb you hear on the internet, where everything is true, they burn, that's all, but only if really badly damaged. You can take one apart safely. It is one reason I went with the Milwaukee M18 setup, after my mates Bosch batteries just did not last at all. Personally I wouldn't give them 24V, that is asking for trouble Cheap packs are awful...
  11. Superwinch Tigershark range

    Perhaps once mounted give it a spray with some clear cavity wax to protect it? They do take a beating mounted that far up front.
  12. Yes, leave attached if at all possible, even if just to stem the flow of blood from under your truck when you pull it off. I don't find them bad to line up to be honest, I have done a few with the box still in the car...
  13. Black smoking now after ticking noise issue.

    We've all done it, I had a good giggle when I saw about two sheets of blue rag shooting out the exhaust of V8 after rebuild, I had accidentally left them stuffed in the intake Very glad it is sorted, must feel good now
  14. My 24 year old 200tdi rebuild

    Had similar issues with my Audi which likes 0.8w capless bulbs, impossible to find, a dab of paint on a 1.2w version stops it being overly bright. I'm guessing. VDO one will look best byways
  15. Road trip