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Discussion in 'Quitters' Club' started by ITLKSEZ, Sep 14, 2020.

  1. Aug 30, 2021
    ITLKSEZ

    ITLKSEZ Hope for the best, prepare for the worst

    Post Falls, ID
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    Here’s video of a pretty spot along the trail.

     
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  2. Sep 24, 2021
    ITLKSEZ

    ITLKSEZ Hope for the best, prepare for the worst

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    We have had our limit with the TV/DVD/Apple TV only working when hooked up to power or running the generator (which is a bit overkill just to watch a movie).

    I tore into this thing this morning…

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    …and ran an old 12-2 extension cord through the walls and false bottoms of the cabinets to inconspicuously connect 12v power from the last accessory fuse port in the converter box…

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    …up to a 200w inverter in the cabinet. What a major pain in the butt.

    Now the entertainment stuff will work whenever. :bananatool:

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  3. Sep 24, 2021
    Jw60

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    We got a 12v tv/dvd with a power brick for the wall. I've been meaning to run the 12v cord to the 12v supply for the antenna above it... it's been a year now. Plan is to have the USB powered roku with wifi off the phone but it is nice to just say it doesn't work and read a book.
     
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  4. Jan 18, 2022
    ITLKSEZ

    ITLKSEZ Hope for the best, prepare for the worst

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    During last year’s trip to Moab, the AC compressor locked up solid as we were crossing the UT/CO border. Luckily I heard it immediately and shut it off before it damaged the belt. I’ve been putting this off because I knew how bad the job was going to suck.

    I ordered a new compressor, condenser, accumulator, orifice tube, a gauge set, vacuum pump, and some flush solvent from rockauto. $533.

    When I unboxed the condenser and saw the quality, I decided to take the time to flush the old one. The new one was absolute junk that I feared would collapse under a vacuum draw. That’s either getting returned or maybe I’ll try to sell it locally. It was only $80, so returning it might not be worth my trouble.

    Getting to the compressor and accumulator on this thing was a chore. I wanted to have a word with whomever designed the layout of this engine compartment. :steamed:

    I cut the compressor open to see the carnage, and I wasn’t disappointed. Smeared aluminum and broken pieces everywhere.

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    I fished out the orifice tube, and that thing was a mess!

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    When refilling the system with oil, all the instructions tell you to measure the amount of oil that drains out, then replace that amount in the new component with fresh oil. Well, it’s no secret why the pump failed; there was no oil in the system anywhere.

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    But there was PLENTY of aluminum shavings.

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    Flushing every line looked like this 20x each. It took a full day to flush everything. The fluid went in the condenser clear and came out looking like dark gray metallic paint. I strained the solvent through coffee filters and reused it until there was none left.

    By Saturday I had it sealed up to draw a vacuum, and it was still holding steady Sunday morning. I had it all back together, recharged and blowing cold air by Sunday afternoon. Hopefully I did it all correctly and the AC outlasts our ownership.
     
  5. Jan 18, 2022
    SFaulken

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    Ahhh, the good old dry black death in the orifice tube trick. That one is always fun.
     
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