Engel 60Lt Combo big clunk noise

Submitted: Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 21:20
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Hi everyone,
Just wanting to know if anyone else is having problems with the Engel Combo 60L, running in a Toyota 100s when driving down the road it has a big clunking noise in the motor. It doesn't affect the performance but is annoying. Engel is aware of the problem but doesn't seem to be turning the problem around very quickley.
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Reply By: John - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 21:49

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 21:49
Mines fine in a 78 series. No clunk.
Whats the cause ?
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Follow Up By: Northman - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 21:57

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 21:57
I have been told that it only happerns in the 100 series toyota and the equivilant Patrol. Engel have given me a total replacement and to my supprise it has the same problem, when driving down the road it just clunks, E suggest that it is an issue with the frequency of the e motor resignating against the movement in the car. It works fine but is very noisey.
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 22:08

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 22:08
Couple of mates have them and they don’t get no clunk! Dunno about the resonating against the movement in the car. Next they will suggest you change your suspension to offset the car movement to alleviate the resonating! lol

Leroy
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Reply By: Northman - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 22:23

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 22:23
What sort of cars are your mates using.

It has been suggested in changing brands of cars, haha. not funny.
Im thinking of changing to waeco cf80 seems to look ok.
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Follow Up By: cokeaddict - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 23:36

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 23:36
Hi Northman,
I use the waeco 80 ltr, its great. does everything i want it to. Just my shillings worth.
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 08:41

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 08:41
Hi Northman,

2 patrols. They went up the cape recently and the Engles chilled the beer perfectly. Change your car? What a joke!

Leroy
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Follow Up By: Member - Allan Mac (VIC) - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 15:04

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 15:04
There you go Coke. The mighty dollar must be down again. was a time when someone else's view was worth 2 bob.
Just my shillings worth My 60 Ltre Combi works a treat without any clunking
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Reply By: hoyks - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 22:59

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 22:59
I have a 40l engel that has a clunk in the motor, but only when it is not running, may be the piston or something. It has done it since I got it second hand.

The fridge is also about 25 years old and still works so I have learnt to live with it.
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Follow Up By: hoyks - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 23:01

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 23:01
Could it be that they have only heard of clunking compressors in the back of Patrol/Cruisers is because these are the only vehicles that a 60L fridge will fit in?
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Follow Up By: Member - Bob - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 23:14

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 23:14
Its not the Engel, its the spare wheel clunking as they drive over thrippeny bits on the road. They're not called rubber bladed graders for nothing.
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Reply By: Northman - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 23:45

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 23:45
Have had the recall on the spare wheel carrier. Cable no good changed to chain, mabe this could be the noise
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Reply By: Nudenut - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 08:11

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 08:11
A couple of questions?

Is it an intermittent clunck? That is not continuous?

Are you running a spring base kit with the engel? If yes try with-out over the same strech of road.....If not try with one
Does it only happen with the engel inside over the same strech of road? Ie is it a rough section of road or good sealed bitumen?

I assume the engel is fastened/bolted down to the back? and is not bouncing around.

Its most likey to be the comressor moving when it either starts or stops. To determine: Get some one to sit in back and hold fridge so that they can feel any vibration when it starts and stops while listening for audible clunk.

Let me know how you go.

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Reply By: fourstall2000 - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 09:31

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 09:31
Early engels used to rattle like hell,sounded like empty bottles clanging together.
This was from the compressor and did not affect operation at all,just annoying.
The later and current models have a nylon washher fitted inside the compressor,soley to stop this noise.
No current model or even 5 yrs old should have this rattle-take it back under warranty.
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Reply By: Member - Alan- Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 14:48

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 14:48
My 60 litre doesn't clunk, but as it's in the back of my Defender maybe I just can't hear it above the rest of the noise!
Definitely sounds like an on/off noise which one of the fridges at home makes .....especially when there's not enough beer in it.
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Reply By: Northman - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 14:52

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 14:52
Do you have the fridge/freezer or the fridge version only. Apparently it is only happerning in the f/f version
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Reply By: TheUndertaker - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 17:35

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 17:35
GO the 80lt Waeco ,way to go.
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