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My new ride is living up to her Jeep reputation.  Don't even have the real plate on her yet and she got a new serpentine belt today.  Good news is, I think I can do it by myself the next time, and have a spare just in case.

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I began ripping out the National Luna Duel Battery system today.  Gremlins had invaded it leading to battery discharge.  I just throw the charger on the 11 year old yellow top when it gets low.

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3 hours ago, Lichen said:

I began ripping out the National Luna Duel Battery system today.  Gremlins had invaded it leading to battery discharge.  I just throw the charger on the 11 year old yellow top when it gets low.

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how do you know the National Luna system was acting up and not just a tired old battery? i mean 11 years old?! in Phoenix!?!?

 

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20 hours ago, theksmith said:

I have had something draining both batteries since I installed the system.  I found a youtube video explaining that the dash readout should be unplugged or turned off whenever the car sits for a couple of days or it will put a drain on the battery.  Duh.  I did, but I screwed up something and the whole system shut down.  I decided not to remove the system, just unhook it for now.  Both batteries now holding their charge.  It's too hot to screw around with it now.

 

how do you know the National Luna system was acting up and not just a tired old battery? i mean 11 years old?! in Phoenix!?!?

 

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A little perspective, the day we drove off the lot, July 2017, to a month or two ago.

 

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I finally installed the duel voltage gauge that has been sitting around for a good year.  It's the one that K-Smith installed.  It probably took him 10 minutes, but I stretched it out to a week.  It works! (sometimes I amaze myself).  I'll let it sit a day and see how much the voltage drops.  If it does, I can just pull it out and unhook the ground wire.

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The A/C in Creampuff wasn't blowing super cold so George got a can of A/C Pro and added some refrigerant. It was easy and worked great! Sorry no pictures. 

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On 7/7/2021 at 1:03 PM, Lichen said:

I finally installed the duel voltage gauge that has been sitting around for a good year.  It's the one that K-Smith installed.  It probably took him 10 minutes, but I stretched it out to a week.  It works! (sometimes I amaze myself).  I'll let it sit a day and see how much the voltage drops.  If it does, I can just pull it out and unhook the ground wire.

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so did having that on all the time drain your battery?

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On 8/25/2021 at 1:24 PM, theksmith said:

 

so did having that on all the time drain your battery?

No, not at all.  Since the aux battery is not connected to the alternator anymore, I have charge it on deep cycle setting about once a month.  Best un-mod I've ever done.

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I am working on the interior of a Wagoneer.  Today was carpet day.  Look what I found when I pulled the shoulder belt from the floor!!! 

 

 

 

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The stitching in the seat belt was GONE. Just gone.  No signs of critters or anything else.  Luckily Devon is pretty handy with a Sewing machine, so she was able to save it.   The other belt was just fine.

 

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