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Remote detector and Clutch Q's
"Pandya, Raggi CA-MNTPO1" <RPANDYA@MNTPO1.CA.unisys.com>
> My question is as follows: will the disassembly of the detector result
> in the circumvention of the "VG2 Invisibility"? Will it be detectable
> again? I am assuming that the actual casing has some role to play in the
> EMF suppressions. Is this a correct assessment? The actual antenna
> (receptacle) will remain in the casing, only the face plate with
> associated lightning's will be removed.
Outright guesses, OK?
1) Detectors are not made for exposure to weather. Therefore, if
you move it behind the grille or somewhere similar, you will need to
find a way to weatherproof it.
2) To confuse the issue, detectors generate heat which must be
dissipated. Your inside-type detector is made to have air circulate
around it. If you weatherproof it, don't cut off all air
circulation or it may fry.
3) If I were going to remote a unit in this way, I would NOT remove
the entire face plate. I would run wires from one of the warning
lights - and use them to kick a relay mounted inside the car. THAT
relay would have its own buzzer and light (powered by a separate 12V
connection) mounted on a panel of my own design, which would not be
identifiable to the gendarmerie.
4) I suspect the non-detector-detector feature is more electronic
than based on the case design, BUT by doing what's described in #3,
I would keep the unit intact, not violate the case design (other than the
opening required to run the wire out) and hedge my bets in that
From: Phil Ethier <email@example.com>
> I fueled and washed the car last night and put it in the garage.
> Everything seemed normal. My wife just phoned me to describe the
> problems she had this morning. When she first got in the car, the clutch
> pedal seemed too low. She says she sensed very little pedal travel and
> could not shift the gear lever into reverse easily. She then pumped the
> pedal several times and the clutch worked fine.
Phil - sheer speculation - if you have a hydraulic slave cylinder
clutch, suspect the slave cylinder. Many are prone to pitting and
hanging up. They are also usually (at least in the cars I've done)
cheap to replace with NAPA parts.
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