Not sure as to exactly what sequence of events led up to the "engine died" result.? Just a tip for "frozen" rear brakes, if moisture gets into the rear brake drum and freezes the shoe(s) to the drum an old trucker's trick is to take a good size hammer, reach under or access the inside of the brake drum and tap on the outer edge of the drum ( you don't have to remove tire), this works on the "big rigs" so would assume it would on our little wagons. I used to have this problem after driving in deep snow and then parking at below freezing temperatures....
I am still trying to figure out why there is so much involved in calculating the proper VC fluid amount. Would seem to me if we filled the housing (may require duct seal or plumber's putty at bottom) then fill & measure amount of liquid required to complete fill, then subtract 14% of that volume it should be close to what is required.
Glad to hear good news, one of those hand held infrared non contact temperature devices would be a handy item to have. thanks for the update.
Good morning Sir:
I don`t have any cores for the Honda viscous coupler but I will ask my core guys if they can locate some, unless you can. I have several different viscosity fluids so it would only be a matter of o-rings or seals which I can have made locally. Price would depend on all those factors. If you have a core to send me for R&D I could work up a price, per each, per5,per10
Look forward to working with you on this
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LowFlyin' wrote: »
I have an extra "good" one. If they don't have to destroy it for their research, I don't mind sending it out for a rebuild and then get it back when they are done.
Just got back in town, a long overdue time off. The coupler is all together and I hope to start testing today or tomorrow. I will let you know how it goes. Feels good on the bench test so I think it won`t take to many fluid changes to get it right.
Thanks for the opportunity to help
Grifty wrote: »
Hey guys, testing and R & D has been done on the viscous coupler that I sent to STE traction control. This has taken them a few months to do.
They have been able to successfully rebuild it and will now offer their services to the public. Cost is $200 + your core and you pay for shipping.
I'm glad I have been able to help out the wagon community and I hope this will be beneficial to you guys.