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Diana and Jackie

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  1. Chris, Absolutely correct, I have designed and built the interface box for the warning pod over the UK nearside indicator - that works too and shows the battery not charging. Diana
  2. On my Spartan when the engine/gearbox is cold there is quite a bang on switch off - alarming but normal. Get it all warmed up and the bang goes. When the engine is running normally the warning light on the distribution panel comes on and the ignition light on the drivers panel goes off. Diana
  3. CVRT track re-rubbering?

    Cooks have the moulds to manufacture track where the pads can be replaced, but they have never implemented it and I'm told never will.. Diana
  4. CVRT electronic ignition question

    The J60 may or may not have points, some Belgian machines have points. If The J60 has got an electronic ignition module then it will also have a rev limiter built into the module that can be disabled by pulling a fuse which will either be on a fuse holder incorporated into the ignition coil (British Machines) or if a Belgian machine on a fuse holder adjacent to the coil. The Rev counter is normally driven by a pickup mounted on the counter through which passes the ignition feed wire. The Rev counter was made by Smiths Industries and is now unobtainable, through age it loses accuracy and can also lose linearity. because of loss of magnetism and the hairsprings becoming weak, as well as friction through wear in the movement bearings. It maybe repairable, in the end I gave up with mine and fitted a VDO rev counter with a sensor off the fan, The VDO rev counter also has a hours run meter. The diesel model CVRT uses the same VDO rev counter using a Honeywell sensor mounted on the flywheel sensing the flywheel starter teeth. A suitable sensor pickup point on the petrol engine is also the flywheel starter teeth, were in not for inaccessibility a more ideal sensor pickup point would be the rear of the engine crank toothed belt drive which has less teeth per revolution. Anyone doing a conversion to a VDO stepping motor rev counter needs to consider the design of the sensor and it's maximum pulse output, since with too many teeth on the pickup point some sensors cannot cope with the frequency. Some sensors require power and others do not. The other considerations are the clearance between the sensor and the tooth or bolt head it senses as well as the cost of the sensor (The VDO magnetic sensor is astronomical in price) The VDO stepping motor rev counter is the most versatile of rev counters, will cope with most types of sensor and can be calibrated in situ. Diana.
  5. ws19 to variometer coax cable

    Television down lead is 75 Ohms and near enough to 80 Ohms that it can be used and you will see no difference whatsoever at the frequencies used by a WS19 Diana
  6. K60 starter problems

    Umm Yes :-)
  7. Who's going out in the snow then?

    Depends on the vehicle....
  8. Oil on steering and main brake rotors

    Surely not beyond you to make one Chris? :-)
  9. K60 starter problems

    I am not a K60 expert - an interesting engine, with opposed pistons and a 2 stroke! I would take some compression readings since you have the injectors out and see what comes from that. My experience of 2 strokes is - UGH ! What I do remember though is a worn cylinder hard to start until warm. You do of course have the manual ? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/K60-Rolls-Royce-K60-Workshop-manual-Publication-No-2291/253378490234?hash=item3afe88ef7a:g:PwUAAOxyDLZR-97Y As it specifically mentions cold start! Diana
  10. K60 starter problems

    Cylinder pressure based on the spray being more volatile than diesel therefore lower compression needed? Diana
  11. Oil on steering and main brake rotors

    I leave a bolt out of the inspection plate below the gearbox oil drain, any water drains out, also goes to show if there's an oil leak. Do the same for the sump inspection cover.. Diana
  12. K60 starter problems

    Has anyone noticed the adjusting screw with green paint has been adjusted, so that the paint seal is broken? Diana
  13. RAK 15/2 Water Heater

    The answer is yes, if you have an appropriate plug for the RAK, and short circuit 2 pins of the vehicle socket to operate the relay that feeds the power to the food warmer.. It's a food warmer, not a boiler by the way. Diana
  14. Instructions for RAK 15/2 Please note the thermal fuse is 190 degrees C and NOT 175 degrees as stated in the British version of this manual, attached the USA version which also gives the part No of the thermal fuse and it's correct temperature. If the heater will not warm, check the thermal fuse located in the bottom of the food warmer. Diana RAK15 Service Manual.pdf
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