Okay, I'll bang someone's drum...

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 19:46
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A little while ago, I replied to a post here relating to.............. yes.............. choice of fridge.........Waeco / Engel.

Well, in my reply, I stated that I had bought another Waeco, one of the little buggers, but it had developed some plastic warping.

Another member had pointed out to me, that instead of talking about it, I should notify Waeco, and give them the opportunity to rectify the fault.

Well, I did. I thought I would be without my little fridge foe weeks...........

Swapped it over, no questions. 2 days!!

I am one happy camper.

It seems I was a little too hasty in my opinions.......... :(

So, I'm banging Waeco's drum here, and loudly, they did well.

Wolfie
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Reply By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 20:02

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 20:02
Good God! the plastic warped! struth!
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 20:16

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 20:16
Yes.........

............. as you are aware, plastics, contain a lot of things, along with Polymers, and Monymers. If you have a long sliver of acrylic, clear, and it's absolutely pure, you can light the end of it, and insert it into say.... a stainless steel tube, to check the integrity of your welding. It will burn, without giving smoke, sooting the inside of the tube. This is the result of an equal amount of Polymers, and Monymers.

Now, the fridge..........

Polymers react to the coriolis  effect, and because the fridge was [laced in my bedroom on a North / South axis, the, gravitational pull, as well as the magnetic forces, had a detrimental effect on the electrons in the Polymers. The electrons on the level 2 cadence hot pulled out to the number 3, which gave the effect of negating the cohesive unison on the remaining molecules.

Coupled with the fact, that I normally have tis little baby stocked to the brim with North American Bourbon, the resultant imbalance of liquids manufactured in the Northern Hemisphere, encased in a container with the wrong bias on the magnetic axis, it had no other course, but to warp.

This also happens with us english people who come to live down under.......... we turn out warped as well........... like this whole reply...........

Wolfie ( Warped Wolf ).
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Follow Up By: Exploder - Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 20:17

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 20:17
And the metal on the Engle can rust. STRIKE ME PINK!
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 20:24

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 20:24
it warped cos you wer'nt drinking quick enough
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 21:37

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 21:37
Me thinks it got too hot in the bedroom :)
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Follow Up By: BLUEBAG53 - Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 23:02

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 23:02
Lone Wolf I note you have omitted to include the warping affect of equalibrium yaw on common use whitegoods in this great southern land.
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Thursday, Apr 21, 2005 at 09:03

Thursday, Apr 21, 2005 at 09:03
and probably very steamy Mad Dog

after all that bourbon too...what a ma... er animal!
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 16:05

Friday, Apr 22, 2005 at 16:05
How did we know that wolfie was a bourbon drinker........ we knew that b4 he told us ... LOL
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Sunday, Apr 24, 2005 at 12:09

Sunday, Apr 24, 2005 at 12:09
Have a look at this Engel. Some may say it needs a paint but would you really want to destroy that patina.
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Sunday, Apr 24, 2005 at 18:18

Sunday, Apr 24, 2005 at 18:18
who's malcolm douglas and can we believe him?
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Reply By: Bilbo - Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 20:38

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 20:38
Strewth, Wolfie's a flamin' POM!~!!! No, no,no - I refuse to beleive it.

Bilbo
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Reply By: D-Jack - Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 20:40

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 20:40
I don't see the problem with talking about it. Despite what others may think, it was a problem and an inferiority in the design/construction. It is good for others to know about this - but you are commended for also following it up with the end result which in this case was positive. That's what makes a balanced and informative post.

Whoever posted about the Engel casing rusting, where did it rust. I have had mine for about 7 yrs now, sits in the back of the 4wd with the rear door open for days on end whilst I fish the surf with a southerly wind blowing salt spray inside which clouds the insides of the windows - the only thing with a bit of surface rust on it is small square shaped latch. Just curious - my intention was not to turn this into a Waeco/Engel debate, it has been done to death before.

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Follow Up By: Exploder - Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 21:08

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 21:08
Yes sorry I didn’t intend to start a debate either they are both fantastic fridge’s.

The fridge is know longer working so that will give you some idea of its age it spent a lot of time belting around in the back of a T/top 75 series at a mates farm. Which probably explains why it had a bit of rust on the case.

But I have seen other older engel’s with surface rust on them.

PS. I should put a photo of the fridge on hear so you can see how much punishment a engel can take.


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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 21:11

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 21:11
Actually, the best Engel I ever seen was the little one he keeps in the back of Jude's X Trail.......... It is LITERALLY HELD TO GETHER WITH POP RIVETS & BIT'S OF TIN!!!

They still use it regularly.

Wolfie
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 21:12

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 21:12
..... Ummm......... that would be Willem.......... sorry......... too many bourbons........
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 21:14

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 21:14
........... and the lights are outta sync. on my Delica.......... have a look at the 3 above posts.......... :(
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Reply By: Exploder - Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 21:47

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 21:47
Well Lone Wolf that beat’s the farm engel. What finally killed it was I think when the chainsaw smashed into it and damaged the compressor.

As for Willem’s fridge just remember. There is nothing that sticky tape will not fix.
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Reply By: Member- Rox (WA) - Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 22:59

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 22:59
"had developed some plastic warping" was this your credit card? if so how did they replace it? Full or empty?
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