12V Information

Ballast Resister – The term “ballast” relates to stability. it refers to the fact that the ballast resistor is helping maintain the stability of the electrical circuit. VSR – The Voltage Sensitive Relay (VSR) allows two batteries to be charged at the same time. When the engine is started and the start battery reaches 13.7… Continue reading 12V Information

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Trailer Box Roof Cover Cap

Trailer Roof

I built this “Trailer Box Roof Cover Cap” because I needed to transport 6 people and their music equipment from the Sunshine Coast to Sydney and back again. It was a bit of a mission, but I got it all done in time. First things first, I serviced the trailer, which included fitting angle iron… Continue reading Trailer Box Roof Cover Cap

Intake Air Hose Replacement

Mazda MPV Air Intake

I noticed that the intake air hose between the Air Filter Box and the Carburettor had been repaired with tape, so I repaired the crack/tear in the rubber with by replacing the tape with ‘Gorilla Tape’, which lasted a few years. More recently I bought a new hose from Mazda Spares, and pleasantly surprised that… Continue reading Intake Air Hose Replacement

Ignition Coils and Spark Plugs for Mazda MPV or Tribute

Ignition Coil Nissan MPV

Here here we go again, after a trip to Sydney in the pouring rain our Mazda MPV started to miss fire. This has happened previously, and so I knew where to start solving the problem. Even so I pulled over at a Service Station three quarters of the way to Sydney, NSW and sprayed WD40… Continue reading Ignition Coils and Spark Plugs for Mazda MPV or Tribute