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  1. The water pipe feeding the rads, not the pipe connected to the pump, slip this of slightly until you get a slight spill of water, and push back, secure with hose clip. If header is up to level, this ensures no air in the heat exchanger.
  2. Firefly had a large white gas tank fitted across the bow, forward of the fwd access doors. Leakage could be spilled overboard in the usual way for LPG.
  3. Lift the motor, by releasing the four bolts which secure the motor flange. Check the the drive coupling is secure.
  4. These are ‘triac’, Voltage control devices, switching the single-phase supply in order to regulate the Voltage, an action which will generate some disturbance seen by the inverter. If the aim is to use spare capacity form the solar installation and ‘dump’ this into the water tank, then the idea is good. Some control will be required to ensure the energy is surplus for use and will not removing energy from the batteries. As there are many of these circuits on the market, you are right to be wary as the switching may not be tolerated by the inverter, and other devices operating on this supply. Testing in situ is the only way to be sure.
  5. I agree with ‘aread2’, I have a Beta enclosure of this type, the sides and top of the enclosure need to be removed for access. Daily checks are easy, oil, water, and alternator belts, that is, via a small access cover. Oil change, (with stb’d side removed) the filter is low on the starboard side, with care and a poly bag over the filter it is an awkward operation; if it is stiff a strap wrench may be necessary. Oil spills get into the base of the enclosure, a rag drawn back and forward on a bit of string under the engine, I use to clean up. Being a nice cream finish oil spills are obvious. Fuel filter, (with stb,d side removed), easy as it is high up, a button on the top of the filter is easy to purge the fuel. Air shift through the enclosure is essential to manage alternator temperature, flow in through the front through louvres, and out via a large hose (10cm) to atmosphere through port side of boat. For access, the covers are heavy and a bit unwieldy, but after a bit of practice, it is manageable. Finish, this is powder coated on steel, so good a durable. Operation is very quiet, and all worth the effort, adds value. After 12 years the engine looks as new.
  6. I agree with ‘aread2’, I have a Beta enclosure of this type, the sides and top of the enclosure need to be removed for access.
  7. Commercial advertising is strictly not permitted anywhere on CWDF unless prior approval has been obtained by the Site Management Is this not the case here?
  8. This is clearly an advertising ‘stunt’ for this manufacturer. Not applicable on this Forum?
  9. https://manualzz.com/doc/11081252/danfoss-bd35f- any good?
  10. Thanks Brian, grateful for the feedback. I have Thermotop C, not sure if this is an analogue device?
  11. This is a job which I need to do; getting a diagnostic connected to read 'Webasto Thermotop C diagnostics that is. Reluctant to order the kit without some confidence that it will work, and communicate. Interested to see how this works.
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