Amidst countless failures this month, most of which to do with my VW Golf, and will be saved for another post, I was successful at recommissioning my 48V bike battery. And I'm pretty psyched about that, since a new one would have been well over $500 shipped. Let's have a look at the story.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
As I think I mentioned a few posts ago, my 48v bike battery seems to have a problem with cutting out under full throttle. This is the case even immediately after charging. I haven't known much about the battery pack, since I bought it used and it came with no documentation, but after reviewing lots of eBay auctions selling similar items, I have a pretty good guess at what I'm dealing with. I think I've even figured out what happened, and what to do if there's any chance of fixing it.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Well just when I thought I'd finally gotten past this auto maintenance nightmare... What was only supposed to be an exciting couple of weeks in incoming baby-world (my wife is due next weekend), I have spent basically dealing with my cars. I'll try to summarize the story as simply as possible.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Ever since I got my Windows 8 PC, I have been having serious problems with audio. Basically all sound playback on my system experiences a brief but frequent click, skip, glitch, stutter, whatever you prefer. I can reproduce the issue on any sound card or firewire sound interface (devices tested include the onboard Conexant SmartAudio HD, my external Phonic Helix 12, and my Edirol FA-101). All of them seem to have audio clicks, with the firewire interfaces' clicks seeming more harsh for whatever reason.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Last night things moved ahead considerably. I was very happy to see that the replacement seal arrived priority mail (from idparts.com - they've never done me wrong) on Monday, after I ordered it on Friday night. I also went out and found a seal puller (similar to the one pictured) at Sears, of all places. None of the regular auto parts stores carry this thing for some reason.
|The elusive seal puller I finally obtained.|