Now, about that Jetta with the electrical failure...
Get Back to Base-line
Before you can diagnose anything electrical, the battery needs to be at operating voltage first. I've gotten so much mileage out of my battery charger. It is the one non-tool appliance I simply couldn't be without. After charging overnight, and holding charge for a few days, I felt confident the battery was not the problem. Moving on to the next likely suspect...
|Old Alt on left. New on Right|
Access the Alternator
|Serpentine belt path in TDI|
DSO in PDX
|Autumn approaches. |
taken on Nike campus
While I'm glad DSO has a new full-time dedicated bass player, he's just okay. Skip seems nice enough, but he doesn't approach the instrument like Phil Lesh does, remaining on the root of the chords most of the time, and only putting in the fills that have been baked into the original songs. Come on, Skip! Bring that creative side to the masses!
|EMPI replacement ignition lock|
That's about all I have for today. After monitoring the serpentine belt, I changed the oil & filter, and Boo and I took a test drive to dinner. The Jetta is back to operational.
Next, I'll be looking at the ignition lock on the bus. The original has a lockout bit that has become increasingly temper-mental. Replacing it requires removing the steering wheel, tearing down the steering column, and then some careful surgery on a work bench. Should be time-consuming, but well worth the effort.