At least the receptionist seemed quite happy about me changing doctor but I just hope the other place can email, this letter is just waste.
Stress like this is no good for my health, I don't seek a fancy health care path that many indulge in, just the basics will do me.
Perusing the circuit diagram indicated the thermistor shut-off on the evaporator would be a good place to insert this little unit, with the bonus of easy access.
The thermostat is a W1701 unit I grabbed from ebay for under $5, the switches set the temperature control.
In this case the power from the A/C switch is provided via the orange wire, and if the temperature is high enough then it's passed back via the red wire, enabling the A/C compressor to kick in.
If it works OK I should put the icing thermistor back in circuit in a series manner, but for now I'm in the tinkering phase.
This is from the new fridge I bought and had become unreliable, only noticeable if its motor stalled whilst in the defrost stage but that stirs the panic button. I had put the old big fridge back into service after that happened, then diagnosed this as the villain. They're cheaply available on-line but usually with different timings so I ordered a one with switches that allows a setting close to it, and it's working fine again, well so far at least.
Now I have to try and persuade Olivia to change fridges again but that can wait.
I soon found the difference, the mounts are a different length but happily the bolt holes line up.
What I did was knock out the top two aluminium spacers shown here and used them in the new compressor. Also the clutch socket mount almost shown on left here is different and I sure wished I'd changed that before fitting the compressor as it would have made the job easier.
Poor Olive wasn't well at this stage, the broken A/C didn't help despite it not being hot, so we didn't do the photo thing this day.
On this leg I ran from Emerald to Townsville on a tank of fuel, worked out about 7.5l/100km, which is quite fair for a car this age and size, helped no doubt by a lack of A/C.
Here's a road train on the long Gregory Developmental road, these things go fast enough now there's little point overtaking them.
I was cold before plunging into the hot baths and I was expecting to be cold upon getting out but oddly I never felt cold again on the trip.
A couple of hours later I realised Cubby's AC wasn't working, D'OH! originally I suspected a hose failure but now it seems it might be a compressor seal but since the pulley bearing is also in poor shape I've ordered a new compressor, wait and see if that cures it. Because we're not in the land of the free, there's little I can say or do about it.
We created a high degree of nuclear angst by leaving early the next morning before my parents returned, but I knew if they didn't arrive that night they wouldn't arrive until late the next day and Olivia was very depressed about things.
This town will become a ghost town before too long, there's no reason for it to remain now, plus it like many that are also doomed to disappear lack a decent internet service. The last time I was here I read of the ruling clique in the town intending to waste a big taxpayer handout on restoring their tennis courts, I'd really doubt if they could find enough players to have a game. They do have a good swimming pool which naturally is locked up, perhaps if they opened it and allowed or even encouraged campers to stop near it then travelers may have spent some money and kept some life in the town, but the general store closed recently so it's too late.
Another great but very unusual thing is there's a shower in the lavatory shown in the background here.
We were heading to my Parent's place this day and I put my full faith in the GPS, it did a good job, one I wouldn't have thought of.
We were on the lookout for a filling station since we entered the ACT, incredibly we didn't see one at all until here, My fault for following the GPS directions, but it got me through the place pretty well, also I usually leave a lot of leeway when refueling, running with a low fuel level is quite bad for in tank fuel pumps as they use it for cooling and a lack will shorten their service life.
Middle one is the Aussie flag, the seven pointed star is a reasonable idea but even that is a colonial relic since they represent the states and territories that we may well be better off scrapping altogether. In this age the flag is all wrong, time to move on.
The flag on the right is the Aboriginal flag which, strangely makes us a country under two flags and keeps us divided, I'd be very happy if we adopted the Aboriginal flag and scrapped the colonial relic, it'd be nice to have one identity.
I suppose because it happened in a regional area and outside the hours of 10:00-15:00 Mon-Fri it can't be considered newsworthy but it still adds a number to our yearly toll, it may even lift us into the blackspot zone as more deaths have happened on our road.
Patay is Philippine for dead, the first word of their language I've learned.