Things to do while waiting for VII to be programmed?

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Things to do while waiting for VII to be programmed?

Post by fireboss » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:58 am

I am just about to dissect my VII to get it upgraded. I am wondering about some things that could or should be done while I have the machine in pieces anyway? I am thinking along the lines of descaling/cleaning, silencing, insulating, maintenance etc. Any suggestions.

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Re: Things to do while waiting for VII to be programmed?

Post by chas » Sat Aug 23, 2008 12:16 pm

Whenever I take the covers off I always take the opportunity to give everything a close inspection and cleaning. Normally I'll take a compressed air can and blow out dust and lose debris. Then clean with a sponge any areas that are easy to get to. Look for dried water deposits on the chassis floor to see if there are any indications of leakage or seepage. If you see any signs try to figure out where it's coming from and tighten any loose connections necessary to fix it.

Some have noted that the large capacitor mounted on top of the motor sometimes loosens and touches the motor creating a rattle. Check for this.

Also, check the two spade lug connectors on the top of the steam boiler especially where the wire enters the crimp connection. If there are any signs of melting, burning, or oxidation of the wire, replace it.
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Re: Things to do while waiting for VII to be programmed?

Post by JohnB » Sat Aug 23, 2008 2:12 pm

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