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austin princess 2200 help needed

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Question From Blutacshrooms on austin princess 2200 help needed

Hey everyone, new here, I look forward to sticking around for a while and get to know you guys

recently I have acquired an Austin princess 2200, it has been sat in a garage for 4 years, it hadn't been started. I have manage to have it running for a bit but then it broke down on me and would start again, it was as if starting it drained the battery and now it wont start again, it start with a jump from another car, when I try and start it without a jump it just makes a ticking sort of noise

what would you guys recommend?

Cheers

Response From Guest

check how you charge batt as it may be pos ground not neg ground so be carefull about junping it from alt. late model car

Response From Tom Greenleaf

The battery if four years old is junk especially if it just sat around. It may be older than that and you have to start there or constantly jump and leave attached while you fix things up and test stuff out. If you are ready to use the car soon just start with a new battery,

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Response From Blutacshrooms

sorry forgot to mention, 1st thing i did to it was put a new battery in, thats when i got it running

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Charge the battery separtly from the vehicle's charging system. This is a test of the new battery, the charging system and a possible drain..... if it starts again fine check the output voltage off should be 12.2 or a bit more if it's just been running and about 14 when running. Over 15V running is a problem.

Now turn on all lights, blowers radio or whatever and look at voltage with a raised idle -- it will drop some -- perhaps to 13.5V (these #'s just out of my hard drive) and if a generator not an alternator it may need more RPMs for full output. Alts put out close to max amps at about 1,800 RPM and up. A low battery will limit an alternator's output but not the generator.

Ok, If that all checks out now check for a drain. Put a test light between battery neg and ground with cable off battery and it should be out with everything off that uses any electricity in the car but a clock wouldn't matter.

If it lights up get ready for the big hunt for the drain. Pull fuses one at a time till that test light goes out and note that circuit as that's the circuit with the drain and we go on from there when you can say what it covers if that happens,

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I'm shere a lot so hit back and I should catch the post pretty fast,

Response From Blutacshrooms

ok thanks i will try that at the weekend

one thing, i perchased a battery charger at the weekend, pluged it all in and the light indicator on the charger told me it was flat, after leaving it in for a while it went up to 20% full, after this i left it on charge for a couple of days and it staid on 20%, i woke up this morning and checked it and now it has gone down to low again

is the a problem with my battery or the charager?

also i just wanted to check, by jump starting the car will it charge the battery?

thanks for all your help

Blut

Response From Tom Greenleaf Top Rated Answer

It's probably the battery. No matter when you bought the battery it may have been an old battery or mishandled which puts the blame on the battery. Try putting the charger on another known good battery and it will probably show "full charge" in a couple minutes.

Look on battery for a date. Some will use letters for the month and a # for the year like: C-7 would have a manufacture date of March, 2007. The letters in order ABCDEFG etc. Jan, Feb, March, April etc. Most unsold batteries will be taken off the shelf by a year old and recycled,

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Re: austin princess 2200 help needed

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Question From Nitmoi on Re: austin princess 2200 help needed

There is almost certainly a club for these on line. I am pretty sure its a Neg earth car. It is classed as a "Landcrab" along with the 1800cc BMC cars. Its also known as a "Wedge" when you are looking for owners clubs. BMC does not exist but there is a huge owners club. The Pricess 2200 is getting very rare these days as they are considered very rust prone and ugly. I do not agree about the ugly but......

www.princessandambassador.btinternet.co.uk

Response From Tom Greenleaf Top Rated Answer

HT - just hit at the same time on thread. Separated from the other now. Here's the pic of this car directly now.......

http://autoforums.carjunky.com/Automotive_World_C11/Antique_Car_Talk_F40/Re%3A_austin_princess_2200_help_needed_P53022/gforum.cgi?do=post_attachment;postatt_id=443;t=search_engine

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Manual vs Automatic MPG difference

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Question From El Gato27 on Manual vs Automatic MPG difference

Presently drive a 2007 Toyota Corolla with manual transmission. Average ~34 MPG in city driving, which I really like. However; I have grown tired of driving a stick mainly due to the increased traffic in Austin and my knees aren't what they used to be.
Was thinking of getting a similar Corolla; hopefully a couple of years newer but automatic. Was wondering what the MPG difference would be, approximately?
Thanks.

Response From Discretesignals

Probably around a one mile per gallon difference if you stay with the 1.8L.

Response From El Gato27 Top Rated Answer

That sounds pretty good. I guess long time ago the difference used to be bigger.
Thanks.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

They did now some time ago. Now auto trans locks up and coasts better than much older stuff. In traffic I find it's easier on the car and engine too that shifting like crazy all the time never mind wear and tear on YOU!


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Response From Tom Greenleaf

I don't have the EPA estimated website at hand but you can look for it for almost all vehicles.


I say no difference of any significance with auto vs std transmissions. Some fair better! Hey - your choice but for me I can't be annoyed with shifting in city traffic as the most common use of a vehicle if a choice MPG up or down a little is still more on how the driver drives and the conditions at hand,


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92 nissan pickup guage malfunction

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Question From Sk8rebel99 on 92 nissan pickup guage malfunction

I have 92 Nissan d21 with a 2.4L four cylinder. Its a base model. My temp and fuel guage have been working sporadically but usually once a month if that. They go in and out at the same time.

Im curious if it could be the voltage regulator. Or if my truck even has one. If so where it would be. I believe the se model has one and its behind the dash.

Thanks any help would be great. Austin.

Response From Hammer Time

It appears it does have one and it's built into the meters.

Response From Sk8rebel99

From what I can see it would be behind the dash. Unfortunetly I can't find the part anywhere. Would I need to get new wiring for both guages?

Response From Hammer Time Top Rated Answer

I just said it was built into the gauges.

Response From Sk8rebel99

Im not electrical savvy with the truck. Im not understanding why if both guages are going in and out simultaneously I would need to replace both. It seems to me the source would be in one place. That being the v/r. From what im getting. Each guage runs to its own v/r and they both have low voltage?

Response From chuxcar

go up to the 'combination gauge' box at the upper right of the wiring diagram and note that there is only one lead #29 that powers both gauges thru one voltage regulator-v/r. hope this helps

Response From Hammer Time

OK, whatever you say.......