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Re: quattro-digest V3 #1183
Mr. firstname.lastname@example.org (Phil Payne) said:
> > The early 5KT cars had two oil filters - one for the engine, one just
> > for the turbo oil circuit. Great idea!! But they dropped it before
> > your car. The later models have only one oil filter. Boo.
> But that one filter should be a "turbo" filter. Although all "turbo" seems to
> mean in this context is an anti-drainback valve.
Hmmm. Not sure what "turbo" means in this context. I assumed it
meant a filter for the turbo oil circuit. In the US, the term
"turbo" has also come to be used in all manner of applications, often
carrying the connotation "high performance", "fast" or "this is a
really neat thing". Note that all are undefined.....
I am not familiar with "turbo" filters in any context other than
those used in a turbo oil circuit. To my knowledge, an anti-drainback
valve is only an issue in a filter which is located upside-down
(solid send up) or sideways. If the filter points straight down
(solid end down) then the oil can't drain out anyway. I am aware
that the difference in part numbers for outwardly-identical Audi oil
filters may be that some are anti-drainback valve equipped, and
others are not. This is another reason to use my preferred brand of
filters (which I need not name, I think, having ranted enough about
them)...as they ALL have both a bypass valve and anti-drainback valve.
> Tonight.. I received my old CB radio from home. I set this up a few years
> ago in my vampire like (it refueses to die) old car. That was quite a few years
> ago... the set up is simple.. three wires to connect plus antennae. One wire
> labeled (+ BATT), one wire labeled (+ switched BATT) and one wire labeled (-
> Obviously, this means one wire to a constant 12v, one wire to a source of
> 12v that switches on/off with the ignition, and one wire to ground. Since I've
> played around too much with the Audis electrical system.. I was hoping one of
> you would help me out here. I want the simplest hook up, and don't want to
> strain anything. Obviously, go to the fuse box.. right? Which wire to which
> fuse? I would prefer to keep all the wiring in the cockpit and not have to
> run a line through the firewall.
If you're going to install it permanently, I would be careful in
finding wires , but I wouldn't go all the way to the fuse box. For
instance, you know that the radio + lead is hot all the time.....and
that circuit in the CB is bound to have minimal current draw. The
ground is simple, and it ought to be easy to find a switched + line
under the dash.
BUT - think about this: their logic is that the CB should be OFF then
the ignition is off. You may NOT agree. In that case, connect both
+ leads to 12v that's hot all the time, and your CB will operate any
time. That's what I'd do. No reason not to be able to use the CB
when the engine's off!
If you're going to take the CB in and out, use a cig. lighter plug
and connect both + wires to the hot side. I do this for CB's I move
from car to car.
> As for placement of the magnetic antenna, I think the simplest place to
> mount it would be to place it on the rear trunklid. I'm not sure if the roof
> would offer better reception/transmittance quality, but that would mean running
> the cable through the door. Ideas.. comments.. help?
Magnetic antennas provide acceptable but far from optimal service.
If you're using one, you might as well set the CB up on a cig.
lighter plug and pull it at the end of the day. Spend a few more bux
and mount an antenna on edge of the the trunk lid or some similar
place. $25-$30 at Radio Shaft......and the performance will be MUCH
better. Then pay someone a couple of bucks to use an SWR meter and
tune the antenna (by shortening/lenghening) for best performance.
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