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    Kiltox reacted to cobblers in Van split charging battery stuff (like camper vans)   
    This is something I know a lot about, I spent years doing this on the cheap when I wired campers for tight people. I now do it " not on the cheap" when wiring campers and trucks for people who arent tight.
     
    Theres two workable ways.
     
    Way 1 is "cheap £14 wanky ebay auto sense split charger and loads of thin wire"
    This works, but the relay will realistically only handle 15A tops so if you use thick wire there's not enough voltage drop and the fuse blows. These are designed to be used to keep a caravan battery charged when you're driving, with a huge length of wire limiting the charging current.
    If you fit one to a camper with short thick wires, you'll blow 20A fuses often., So you have to use shitty thin wire. No matter what, the relay will fail after about a year tops. If you fuse them at 35 or 40A like they claim to handle, they will melt the casing and weld the relay contacts shut
     
     
    Way 2 is to use a "proper" split charge relay and proper wire that will handle everything your alternator will give out.
    The leisure battery will charge much faster, you won't blow fuses all the time but you'll need to spend £60 instead of £30. Disadvantage is that the leisure battery will charge at a much greater current so it'll actually slow down charging of the main battery. In practice this isn't an issue unless you flatten both.
     
    Durite make a decent self sensing 140A relay. part  no 0-727-33. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/0-727-33-12V-140A-140-AMP-DURITE-SPLIT-CHARGE-VOLTAGE-SENSITIVE-RELAY-CAMPERS-/262235781447?hash=item3d0e787947:g:W4sAAOSwaA5Wlrjx
    Use 4AWG wire and a 100A fuse as close as practical to the positive terminal of both batteries.
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    Kiltox got a reaction from dugong in Ronald Mc_Bo11ox's LAGUNA ODYSSEY OMG FTP SOS ETC LOL   
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    Kiltox reacted to tooSavvy in Ask a Shiter   
    I see that, yeah!!
     
    OBD texts moby a short mssg 'conrod exit imminent!, please confirm receipt '
     
    lolz
     
    TS
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    Kiltox got a reaction from andrew e in Ronald Mc_Bo11ox's LAGUNA ODYSSEY OMG FTP SOS ETC LOL   
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    Kiltox got a reaction from tooSavvy in Ask a Shiter   
    On something that modern you'll be able to use an OBD2 reader and an app on a phone or tablet
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    Kiltox got a reaction from The Moog in Ronald Mc_Bo11ox's LAGUNA ODYSSEY OMG FTP SOS ETC LOL   
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    Kiltox got a reaction from Landy Mann in Ronald Mc_Bo11ox's LAGUNA ODYSSEY OMG FTP SOS ETC LOL   
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    Kiltox reacted to mouseflakes in Drive away for £200, the cheapest of cheap shite thread   
    Now just £195!!!

    Very short test on this, but it's a mk1 1.4 with low miles.

    https://www.gumtree.com/p/peugeot/1995-peugeot-106-1.4-xr-5dr-very-good-condition-drives-well-cheap-car/1172467502


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    Kiltox got a reaction from SiC in Ronald Mc_Bo11ox's LAGUNA ODYSSEY OMG FTP SOS ETC LOL   
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    Kiltox got a reaction from tooSavvy in A Daaah-Cha! bless you...   
    I really want a Sandero Access as a courtesy car / spare runaround
     
    Don't have £6k spare so a 180k battered Panda will need to do if I ever get its replacement engine in!
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    Kiltox got a reaction from Vince70 in FIAT Seicento Sporting £50!   
    Hate those cunts - "any scrap cars wanted" when they mean "any retail ready cars with 12 months MOT and no faults I can buy for £4 and put straight up for sale"
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    Kiltox got a reaction from beko1987 in Scruffy astra 1.6, merseyside £100   
    Those alloys are fucking atrocious
     
    Bargain.
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    Kiltox got a reaction from Cavcraft in FIAT Seicento Sporting £50!   
    Hate those cunts - "any scrap cars wanted" when they mean "any retail ready cars with 12 months MOT and no faults I can buy for £4 and put straight up for sale"
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    Kiltox got a reaction from Lacquer Peel in FIAT Seicento Sporting £50!   
    Hate those cunts - "any scrap cars wanted" when they mean "any retail ready cars with 12 months MOT and no faults I can buy for £4 and put straight up for sale"
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    Kiltox got a reaction from sporty-shite in FIAT Seicento Sporting £50!   
    Hate those cunts - "any scrap cars wanted" when they mean "any retail ready cars with 12 months MOT and no faults I can buy for £4 and put straight up for sale"
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    Kiltox got a reaction from sporty-shite in Sportys latest shite. Five pot pasta-blaster. Now with new shiter.   
    Something is draining the battery - connect a multimeter in current mode in series with the negative battery terminal and pull fuses until the current reading drops significantly - there's your drain
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    Kiltox got a reaction from Nibblet in Sportys latest shite. Five pot pasta-blaster. Now with new shiter.   
    Something is draining the battery - connect a multimeter in current mode in series with the negative battery terminal and pull fuses until the current reading drops significantly - there's your drain
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    Kiltox got a reaction from Jazoli in Sportys latest shite. Five pot pasta-blaster. Now with new shiter.   
    Something is draining the battery - connect a multimeter in current mode in series with the negative battery terminal and pull fuses until the current reading drops significantly - there's your drain
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    Kiltox got a reaction from Station in Spotted for sale on the streets - Toyota Carina Corona Cadaver E part II etc   
    Also keen for some tickets when it happens - looks lovely
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    Kiltox reacted to outlaw118 in Footage of Dave_Hirst on the pull   
    This is... I hope... a spoof, but I couldn't help thinking of the erstwhile owner of Hist cabs (wakefield 344444).
     
    Could be the chisled good looks, the beefcake torso, or the subtle way he deals with his detractors. The 'Murcan accents are faked too. Probly.
     
    YOU DECIDE
     

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    Kiltox got a reaction from Supernaut in Kiltox's 1997 Rover 216 Cabriolet (30/05 - Fixery)   
    Dug the Audi out from hibernation* to finally reattach its exhaust and decide what to do with it
     

     
    Das ist rat look, ja?
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