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What did you get today?
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RE: What did you get today?
It stopped raining. So out I went.

Tailgate still not working even after a shiny used solenoid was fitted, there is no power going to the solenoid. Spliced over a dodgy looking wire. Still no power Sad
There was on Saturday Sad

I loathe tracking down electrical faults. Especially when the fusebox diagrams I have available bear no resemblance to what's fitted in the car. Neither does the one in the car's manual.

Oh joy!

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10-07-2019 07:31 PM
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RE: What did you get today?
Refuse to give up. Get it? Fuse. You probably shorted something during the install.
10-07-2019 07:33 PM
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RE: What did you get today?
If I could find which fuse without pulling every single one.

No evidence of shorting, I looked out for that. And taped over every bare wire till it was in use.

The car's handbook and the card in the fuse box, let alone the workshop manual sorta kinda agree with each other, but seem to bear no resemblance to what is installed in the car.

All the probable fuses got pulled and checked. Then checked with a multimeter.

Frustrated..

I'll get there but I want it working now.

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10-07-2019 07:37 PM
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RE: What did you get today?
Hate to ask but did you test the solenoid prior to install? The Chinesium stuff is far less than reliable, even as new...
10-07-2019 07:41 PM
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RE: What did you get today?
It's a genuine part pulled off the same model, tested and working. First thing I did when I got it home was to feed it 12V to see what happened. It's a generic Hella solenoid used in many European cars.

It gets stranger and stranger. Now it won't work with the tailgate handle but the remote switch which has never worked in the six years I've had the car now decided that it will work. And not just once. Maybe the dodgy wire I spliced in over was part of the problem too. It is a temporary splice that'll get soldered when it is dry enough to take my AC powered soldering iron outdoors to fix the wire properly.

I thought the remote switch had been locked out in the car's firmware to be sold as an upgrade. Maybe it was and my fiddling unlocked it. I don't actually care if the handle switch (Which has probably got water in it) doesn't work as long as I can still unlock the tailgate without tools.

Getting to that swith involves removing several trim panels I'd rather not if I can avoid it.

It seems I can Smile

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RE: What did you get today?
Got a Vapefly Galaxies MTL starter kit. The tank looks like a small Nautilus it is about half the height of a Mini Nautilus.

It bears no resemblance to the excellent Galaxies RDA/RDTA.

More once I’ve played with/tested it. With the tank (1.8ml) it is about the same height as a Provari in 18650. I’ll be interested to vape it and the Pasito side by side.

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RE: What did you get today?
First impressions:

It is deliberately very simple. It has two power settings plus passthrough (Basically a mech with safety circuitry) - which cannot be used with the 0.5 ohm mesh coil.

The coil it came fitted with is an 0.6 ohm device which is rather lower than I'd have expected for an MTL device.

Flavour is good - this is not meant to be and certainly isn't a cloud chucker. With the airflow as wide as it gets restricted DTL is possible but DTL and 18mg juice is not a good combination. I have some 20mg nic salt juice which I'll give a go in it. The (slightly) lower resistance coil would be a good idea if you want to do this.

Because I can, I measured it with a 100mm micrometer. The battery unit is 80.46mm long. The tank is 46.56mm long including the 510 connector and drip tip. 42.67 excluding the 510 and 32.76 excluding the drip tip and 510. It is 18.97mm in diameter. The tank glass I measure at 19.005mm diameter. I don't own a micrometer that opens more than 100mm so can't do the overall length but I'd put it at 123.13mm. Come to think of it I have a set of 6" digital callipers (Which aren't as accurate as micrometers but still read to 0.1mm). Now where did I put them? Having found them, I get the overall length (including drip tip) to be 121.9mm.

With that exercise in meaningless precision (But I wanted to play with my micrometers) out of the way, what is it like in use? How does it compare to the Pasito and to the Bohr pod mod that is on its way?

Well the Bohr mod isn't here yet, and I need to run a few tanks through the other two to see how they compare.

This I will do and we'll see where the chips fall. The Pasito and the Vapefly were bought with my own money - the Bohr was a gift from TW.

So nobody's paying me for these reviews and they'll be as honest as I can make them.

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RE: What did you get today?
(Yesterday 06:22 PM)Don Wrote:  The coil it came fitted with is an 0.6 ohm device which is rather lower than I'd have expected for an MTL device.

I thought the same thing when I saw you said .6. Seems rather un-Tootly actually.

(Yesterday 06:22 PM)Don Wrote:  The Pasito and the Vapefly were bought with my own money - the Bohr was a gift from TW.
I'll thank you not to mention anything about me being generous. Those are all vicious, totally unfounded rumors and lies!!
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RE: What did you get today?
(Yesterday 06:28 PM)TinWhisker Wrote:  
(Yesterday 06:22 PM)Don Wrote:  The coil it came fitted with is an 0.6 ohm device which is rather lower than I'd have expected for an MTL device.

I thought the same thing when I saw you said .6. Seems rather un-Tootly actually.

Since I can I'll stick the (Used for about 1ml) coil on a meter and see what it has to say.

There's a milliohm meter somewhere on this desk.

It measures at around 0.625 ohms. Very low for a toodle device.

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RE: What did you get today?
Oh and I found the ten micron rated callipers. It measures 122.32mm on those.

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