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Old 22-03-2010, 01:18 PM
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Fantastic weekend.....saturday at Devils Bridge and Sunday with Kingo and his good lady wife Anita..

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Old 22-03-2010, 01:34 PM
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The offending article.....
Where did that come from?
Nothing to do with my re-wire as i dont use blue or red crimp connectors
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Old 22-03-2010, 01:40 PM
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Hi Odie....
No nothing to do with your rewire....this was lurking....up behind and underneath rear wing connected to rear lighting .....it seemed to be tucked up behind rear light cluster....Ian just went from one end to the other untill he found the 'nasty'.
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Old 22-03-2010, 01:44 PM
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don't think i know it either, i tend to use red bullet connectors,.
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Old 22-03-2010, 02:49 PM
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That might have been me.....

When we fitted the freshly painted bits and bobs, me and Phil did our best to make sure everything was fitted properly and didn't get snagged on owt. Obviously one sneaked past us. Sorry mate.
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Old 22-03-2010, 02:53 PM
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No nothing to do with your rewire....this was lurking....up behind and underneath rear wing connected to rear lighting .....it seemed to be tucked up behind rear light cluster....Ian just went from one end to the other untill he found the 'nasty'.
Ian will be more specific on this...
That must of been the only thing that the guy who took all of Kingo's wiring loom left behind!
I only use the solderless crimp connectors from "vehicle wireing products" (+ fit the plastic cover's).
This is the first time there has been any problem with one of my loom's and i am really not happy about it.
It left me last year all working properly.
I just dont know how it was left behind!
The only thing i can think is that it was done when Kingo picked it up from where he brought it from (no names) but i dont think he will be useing them again! lol
they (the connectors) cause no end of problems, thats why i wont use them on one of my looms.
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Old 22-03-2010, 03:30 PM
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oh well sorted now.
i've ordered an electric blanket for the manifold in an attempt to stop it starting it's own mini ice age.

it's already running a tad lean, add icing to that and it tries to run on fresh air. then when it clears it runs rich as it sucks in all that neat fuel that has puddled, so it smokes.
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Old 22-03-2010, 04:26 PM
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I am not blaming anyone for anything, I thank you all for the help you have given me, it is very much appreciated.
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Old 22-03-2010, 04:32 PM
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Team work ! Thats what makes this forum so good.
Before we went I was talking to Ian and saying I couldnt belive Odie's wiring could be a problem, and that the other guys have so much experiance......and there it was just one small 'nasty' hiding....lurking.....
I was worried about standing on toes too, but we were free this weekend and wanted to meet Kingo.......and an excuse to go on a road trip..........and meet new friends
When Ian and Glyn went off for a trial run......half an hour went past, then an hour....started worrying if they had broken down....time to send out search party...then distant sound of vw rumbling towards me.....no the trike had found its way to the pub !

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Old 22-03-2010, 04:33 PM
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.....and an excuse to go on a road trip.....and to meet new friends....
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I was worried about standing on toes too,
you trying to say us Welsh have big feet???
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Old 22-03-2010, 05:27 PM
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I'm just glad it's sorted.
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Old 22-03-2010, 05:47 PM
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Old 22-03-2010, 06:03 PM
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Right.

Odie, You still haven't had a problem with one of Your wiring looms, it looks to have been modified a couple of times, but is easy to follow.

The high level brake light must have been added afterwards and was wired into the rear nearside light fitting, with blue crimp conectors. It is now connected on the body side of the connector that feeds the mudguard light, so it won't be a problem when the mudguards are removed. It could do with a prettier job than a couple of scotch locks.

The high level brake light had been disconected (cut), probably to allow the wheelarch to come off.

The short between the tail and brake light connector in the light fitting was just bad luck, the other side has no problem and you know what little bendy bastard bits of metal are like.

The trailing ends of the wire were just missed, you get that under mudguards everywhere.

If the light circuit had been on a smaller fuse, then the problem would have been easier to spot, and I would love to know if 30A fuses were on special that day.


As for the ice age thing, can the intake route past something hot (exhaust or heat exchangers) something like Carb Heat in light aircraft, air through a carb can drop 30 degrees and damp air will give carb ice, which makes the engine run like a bag of spanners when it clears
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Old 22-03-2010, 08:14 PM
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As for the icing what carbs are fitted? The Beetle carbs a renound for freezing and there are several options to stop this from the standard heat risers to carb blankets.
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