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Forum: Electrical and Electronics 08-18-2022, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By wackerb
Disconnect at the terminals

Continuing to charge that battery can end in an explosion. Don't worry about finding an official disconnect. Disconnect it at the terminals. You'll have to do that to replace it anyway.
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 07-19-2022, 12:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By wackerb
2006 6.0 diesel coolant disappearing

As the title says my E-350 SMB is losing coolant at about 1qt/3hr driving with no visible leaks or puddles underneath.

I'm thinking head gasket and hoping someone here can steer me away from that...
Forum: Gadgets and Accessories 08-15-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,395
Posted By wackerb
Google Fi

I used Google Fi for about 3 years internationally on a boat. I believe the network they used was T-mobile, so that determines your coverage, which was not the best in the US or Hawaii where I live....
Forum: General Sportsmobile 06-24-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,177
Posted By wackerb
Isolator mis-wired

The 2006 6.0 I bought this year had the isolator wired wrong, always activating the solenoid until both batteries were dead. Feel it under the bench and if it is hot it is on. Mine was too hot to...
Forum: Van Body 06-08-2021, 12:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 731
Posted By wackerb
How to attach side vents for fridge

I'm installing vents for a 3-way fridge in my 2006 E-350 SMB and am looking for recommendations on a sealant, especially how to fill the large holes from the trim lines pointed to by the arrows in...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 05-06-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 279
Posted By wackerb
Lower Side Vent for Norco 260.3 refrigerator

I bought a Norco 260.3 three way refrigerator only to find that all the controls are only accessible from the back through a hinged vent, #617484P, which is no longer available. The approximate...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 03-15-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By wackerb
Thanks. It has reset now so I have to wait until...

Thanks. It has reset now so I have to wait until the next fill to see if it makes a difference.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 03-14-2021, 11:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By wackerb
Sorry, Diesel

Sorry, Diesel
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 03-14-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By wackerb
Spurious Low Fuel a few miles after fill 2006 E350

I have a 2006 E350 SMB. Too often after filling it throws a low fuel indication, pump light on, guage at empty, soon gets a CEL for a fuel flow issue. Apparently this can be caused by topping up on...
Forum: Sprinter Chassis 01-22-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,583
Posted By wackerb
Also, contact Battle Born customer support. With...

Also, contact Battle Born customer support. With its internal BMS it probably doesn't match the standard lithium profile.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 01-14-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,364
Posted By wackerb
You really need to sort out the whole electrical...

You really need to sort out the whole electrical charge/battery isolator system before putting in a new battery to get ruined. My 2006 had the isolator wired to always activate charge mode. That...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 01-04-2021, 11:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,209
Posted By wackerb
Thanks. I have one of these, too. It appears to...

Thanks. I have one of these, too. It appears to be a post which allows connection to the + battery. On mine the other (hidden) side goes to the solenoid and from there to the battery isolator.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 12-25-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,209
Posted By wackerb
I replaced the old Surepower, but it was wired...

I replaced the old Surepower, but it was wired incorrectly to ALWAYS be in start mode, so it was always too hot to touch until the battery died.

Does anyone see a problem with removing the NO...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 12-25-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,209
Posted By wackerb
I have a solid state dual battery isolator which...

I have a solid state dual battery isolator which has a "start" feature to connect the house to engine batteries that works. However, this other NO solenoid is in series to the engine batteries. It...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 12-24-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,209
Posted By wackerb
Mystery Solenoid

With a dead engine battery I tried to use the battery isolator to get some juice from the full house batteries. Though the isolator made the connection between the two battery posts, no luck. It...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 12-17-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,569
Posted By wackerb
If you have a SurePower isolator, check the...

If you have a SurePower isolator, check the wiring. It may have a lug to switch them together. My used 2006 was actually wired wrong so the batteries were always together until the draw from the...
Forum: Appliances and Interior 10-02-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,691
Posted By wackerb
My experience of levelness not being that...

My experience of levelness not being that important with years of occasional use in a camper is similar. I also had no problems using it while driving. The old Servel domestic refrigerators often...
Forum: Appliances and Interior 09-22-2020, 01:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,691
Posted By wackerb
Did an overnight test of the refrigerator. On a...

Did an overnight test of the refrigerator. On a medium setting starting with 100% SOC by morning it was 23%. New 1110 CCA AGM 4D T904 battery (all that was available on the road). I need to pull the...
Forum: Appliances and Interior 09-19-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,691
Posted By wackerb
FYI, my house battery is a brand new D4. In the...

FYI, my house battery is a brand new D4. In the morning it was down to 10 or 11 v from the fridge. Since the start assist was always on, some discharge may have been due to that mis-wiring, but a day...
Forum: Appliances and Interior 09-19-2020, 01:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,691
Posted By wackerb
Replacement kitchen module

I just bought a 2006 EB50 E-350 diesel. the kitchen has no stove and a 12v refrigerator. The inverter struggles mightily with the microwave and the 12v refer drains the batteries in no time. I'd like...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 09-18-2020, 02:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,633
Posted By wackerb
FWIW the separator has been miswired, probably...

FWIW the separator has been miswired, probably from the factory in 2006. The starter assist lead goes directly to an always hot terminal on the steering column. It should have had a momentary switch...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 09-12-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,633
Posted By wackerb
Thanks Phil and Scalf77. I think the "start" wire...

Thanks Phil and Scalf77. I think the "start" wire is connected wrong at the ignition since it is always on, not just during start. I just got the van used, but saw where two owners ago they said to...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 09-12-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,633
Posted By wackerb
Oops, I was wrong to assume the only potential to...

Oops, I was wrong to assume the only potential to the start connectors came from the green wire, thinking they just went to a solenoid. The green wire does go to the ignition, but is always hot, just...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 09-12-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,633
Posted By wackerb
So the plot thickens. The separator has start...

So the plot thickens. The separator has start assist, but it is always activated via a green wire that I can't trace very far. However, near the ignition a bundle of add-on green, blue, and brown...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 09-12-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,633
Posted By wackerb
Thanks all. It is an EB-50. The separator is...

Thanks all. It is an EB-50. The separator is under the bench, but on the passenger side. However, the coil that is visible in the photo is hot and the van has been sitting all night. There might be a...
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