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Jumping bus/charging bus
« on: January 24, 2013, 09:45:27 AM »
I read in a vw guide you are not to jump the bus with cables, but charge the battery. Do you have to pull the battery to charge it or can I just charge it in the bus?
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Re: Jumping bus/charging bus
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2013, 12:33:31 PM »
Do you have to pull the battery to charge it or can I just charge it in the bus?
You can just charge it in the bus.
However you might want to remove the battery to clean the terminals and check the electrolyte levels.
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Re: Jumping bus/charging bus
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2013, 03:53:31 AM »
 thumb2 ok thank you
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Re: Jumping bus/charging bus
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2013, 07:52:27 AM »
well Uncle Irie fired right up after a moment of hesitation. I let him rest about a week through the below zero windchill, since we have a heat wave of 30 degrees, I figured time to start him!   :080:
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Re: Jumping bus/charging bus
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2013, 03:17:47 PM »
Hope I haven't messed-up by letting 'Bessie' sit outside for a couple of months.
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Might have to put her on charge to get her running!!
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Re: Jumping bus/charging bus
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2013, 08:33:24 AM »
maybe she will fire right up!  :p14:
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Re: Jumping bus/charging bus
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2013, 06:16:23 AM »
realise you are prob aware of this but>>>if u got to jump your bus pay paticular attn to the closeness of all that fuel and note any oil /petrol which may have gathered in engine bay !!!<<<<and REMOVE it ! >also, when removing jump leads ,switch on your lamps at least ,1st,(to reduce possibility of elec "spike" firing thru your bus elec. system. this stuff so matters !most bus fires start in engine bay !and most do not need to happen . best wishes.
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Re: Jumping bus/charging bus
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2013, 07:18:28 AM »
thanks, he fired right up!
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