Glowplug saga resolved

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 24, 2005 at 19:00
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Well it turned out not to be the glowplugs after all. This morning after a short trip in to the village, the battery died. A jump start and we were away. I replaced the Exide with another N70ZZ 600cca. Now it fires first crank after glowplug light goes out. I will check the glow plugs out individually when the opportunity arises.

Thanks to all of you who offered advice and wisdom. Much appreciated.
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Reply By: Footloose - Thursday, Mar 24, 2005 at 19:42

Thursday, Mar 24, 2005 at 19:42
Ahhh....oh well you could of been a long way from nowhere when you found out I guess.
I had one die on the way back from a Simpson crossing. Since then I replace both batteries before I go. Doesnt guarentee anything but my chances are better. I rekkon most hassles on remote trips are electrical or tyres followed closely by fuel.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Thursday, Mar 24, 2005 at 20:02

Thursday, Mar 24, 2005 at 20:02
The 2H Tojo is my town runabout and only does short hops. That is why the battery doesnt charge enough. Should take it for a run every now and then. The GQ has two new batteries and the Xtrail is still under warranty(although a 2nd hand car). Too many vehicles, I know.....but

Yeah I would rate electrical at the top of the list as well. Tyres are chance only and dirty diesel for a shonly fuel outlet is another contender. Anyway staying home for Easter and out of trouble :o)
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Reply By: Bros - Thursday, Mar 24, 2005 at 23:14

Thursday, Mar 24, 2005 at 23:14
If you don't use the tojo all that much, why don't you get one of those small solar panels and have it trickling in to the battery. Just a thought. $50 - $80 or less.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, Mar 25, 2005 at 19:24

Friday, Mar 25, 2005 at 19:24
Hi Bros

I actually use the Tojo every day. It is just that it gets used for short distances only. If my legs were in better shape I would walk the distances :o) I do have a normal electric battery charger. Anyway the new battery is working well.
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Reply By: Member - Jiarna (SA) - Sunday, Mar 27, 2005 at 17:46

Sunday, Mar 27, 2005 at 17:46
Hi Willem

I had problem recently with Cruiser getting hard to start. Everything checked out OK, including battery with a battery tester. Then battery died completely and I put a new one in. Starts first crank every time. In future I'll change the battery first instead of last - this one was over 2 years old.

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Follow Up By: Willem - Sunday, Mar 27, 2005 at 18:52

Sunday, Mar 27, 2005 at 18:52
Yeah John, its working well now with no cranking problems. It is an Exide battery will see how long it lasts.
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