I bought a laptop based C3 star system of a chap who does obd tools. Worked on my sprinter but not my 09 Vario, seller was really helpful and sent alternative hard drive to try, but in the end he refunded me as could not get working. Would like to get some sort of diagnostic tool too.
and I'm looking at tyres too! What size are you looking for? I have 205/ on 17.5 rim. Thinking maybe 9.5r which are a bit bigger and will reduce engine speed a bit, just not sure if will affect handling and braking...
Re drive tyres on the steer axle, I don't see a prob with it. I'm running Goodyear Omnitrac drives all round on my 12 tonner and it didn't change anything drive wise. A slight noise increase but not much.. When you think of all the 4x4's running luggy off road tyres on the front axle without issue, I'd think you would be fine.
Hello Grapework, I am looking for 9.5 R17.5 as that`s what I have now, but mines 4 wheel drive, so came on that size.
I am looking at Fulda tyres at the moment but they are not cheap!!!
Be careful about changing the final gearing to much, I did this on a Land Rover and it was hard to get it in top gear sometimes, the manufacturer spends a lot of time getting it right!!! but sometimes you can tweek it a bit to your needs.
If you want to try it though, I could probably sort you a set of good second hand 9.5 s
Thanks for the offer. I think I have convinced myself the slight advantage of lower revs would just give slightly better fuel consumption, but I would rather have better braking, so will get some new 205s.
Had the speed limiter removed recently, now very easy cruising about 62, about 1950rpm I think.
Decided to go for the Fulda Ecotrans tyres in 9.5 R17.5 ordered direct from Germany they are a drive axle tyre but then the front axle drives! So should be ok?
They appear similar to the Michelins that were on it originally (but cheaper)
Anyone got any recomendations for a compressor fridge freezer, my webasto cr165 has packed up, webasto has sent me a new one but it had been dropped by the carrier and damaged the frame casing, they are offering me 10% discount!!!!
I currently have two 100ah gel batteries from a Nokia phone project, they are starting to struggle a bit in bad weather, in fact they went into shut down in the middle of the night last weekend! they recovered quickly during the day, with solar and driving charge, but although successfully charged during the day they are beginning to struggle during northern Europe (post Brexit) winter.
I have ordered a Victron MPPT solar charger to replace my pwm, but I am trying to decide on Lithium batteries two time Sterling 120AH seem to be favourite at the the moment as they are considerably cheaper than Victron does anyone have information or recommendations either way?
The largest consumer is the compressor fridge @ 24hour 600 w that would mean the fridge would run for 5 days without any external charge or any other usage, ie water pump or lighting.
Interesting! I have been looking at various Lithium, but uk. Did you get the Winstons from a uk supply?
I run my house batteries at 24 volt, & winston don`t recommend running in series. so I would need to link 8 x 3.2 cells that maybe ok but seems a bit messy.