Category Archives: Diesel Explorer

Cummins B3.3 turbo diesel transplanted into a Ford Explorer.

Trickle Charging /= Engine Starting

Cooked connector

So after spending 10 days in Japan with the Explorer sitting dormant at home and the iPod plugged in without the trickle charger plugged in, the battery died. I really needed to get the engine started in short order so I figured I’d try the charger’s “Engine Start” mode. This quickly became a lesson in […]

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B3.3 Explorer: Trickle Charging

Connector on charger end.

One effective method for reducing transportation energy usage (and costs!) is to move closer to where you work. My most recent move was a conscious choice to live close enough to easily bike to where I work. However, when you own a car yet drive rarely, the battery may lose its charge over time. This […]

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