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DIY MEI Mars Bill Acceptor Belt Repair for your Car Wash

I just went to the LAST Ringling Brothers and Barnum Bailey Circus and I have not taken the hat off since. LOL 🙂

Remember this was MY FIRST TIME! It is also pretty easy to change out the belts. I did it my first time and if you watch this bad video it will take you a lot less time! 🙂

This should also save you a lot of money…. unless I sent my acceptors to the wrong service place? Let me know where you got your acceptors serviced also…. I will probably get lazy again! 🙂

This is also a good thing to be able to do if you do not have extra acceptors…. but you should have extra acceptors!

Procon pump repair…..

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I never thought of repairing your Procon pump…. I assume you never think of repairing the pump because it last so long?
EDCO is a Procon Factory Authorized Remanufacturing Center – United States:  http://www.edcodistributing.com/pcpumps.php

I have never used EDCO and I assume $40 plus shipping fixes a series 1 pump?  (Not sure what series I use for self serve?  Series 1 or 2?)

This makes more since for the stainless steel pumps (which I used on my Water Wizard).  KR has their prices on series 5 and 6 higher than from EDCO.

Why I LOVE Amazon.com! :)

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These are actually really great cheap vinyl gloves…. Usually vinyl gloves are pure crap.  (BTW I was trying to purchase XL gloves.  I also purchase some black latex gloves…. But they have gotten worse I believe?)  LINK
There are 2 things I dislike about Amazon.com…. How the prices fluctuates and how you can not just shop with Amazon easily.  (You actually can but it is a pain.)

Cryptopay and Dixmor Timers Information

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If you would like to use a Dixmor LED 7 timer “counting up”. You will need a Dixmor Led 7 with firmware version v7.36  (Don’t worry…. Cryptopay does not have it in their documentation. I had to call Dixmor.  :))  Dixmor said you can upgrade any LED 7 timer to the new version firmware 7.36.  They said the prices range from $25-40.  Where my v7.04 would be $40 and my v7.33 would be $25 (guess).  This is one reason I believe Dixmor is a great company to deal with.  Even though they never seem to update their website.

But I believe Cryptopay’s website is outdated also and it is new….  At least Dixmor’s website was nice in 2003!   🙂  (But what do I know?  I was probably studying interface design and web development in college in 2003!  LOL)

Jim Coleman Super Saver fuse: GMA 5a 125v ?

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Well…. this is the fuses I use in my Jim Coleman Super Saver. 🙂 I guess I would have to read to figure out if this is the original/correct amps.

This is a 5 x 20mm fast-acting glass tube fuse. The GMA Series.

I actually hate these fuses and I wish Coleman used a more standard fuse you could purchase at Walmart, Lowes, Home Depot or ever auto part stores. It is almost like they want you to purchase the fuses from them? LOL 🙂

I actually believe it was…. Home Depot who had them last time I needed one. But…. they only had 2-4. One time I had to rewire to another inline fuse. When you have a short it usually takes more then one fuse to find the problem! LOL 🙂

What is a….. *ORIGINAL* Replacement Sensor for Dixmor Weep Mizer (TI0100) $40.00

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  • 67WR20  Trimmer Resistors – Through Hole 3/8″ Squ 20 10%  DOC 3/8” Square Multiturn Cermet Trimming Potentiometer
  • LM234H (I believe?)  DOC TI LINK Temperature Sensor with Analog Current Source Output in TO-92    Update:  20151001  I am revising this to LM134H
  • Resistor…. 271 Ohms 2%  The last color is not really that important.  But the 3rd band might be Red?  I would need to check again.  🙂  Update:  20151001 I believe it is red, brown, brown.

Now I love Dixmor…. better then all other Car Wash companies combined. But their “Original” Sensor seems flawed?  I just happened to find 3-4 broken sensors today and I have been meaning to check them out.  Lets check out the pictures below.

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So my hypothesis is…. In the “Original” design the temp sensor is exposed to the elements (The cap portion).  Moisture has to rust and corrode this part (mine has rust on it) and pretty much all the solder joints of the board (mine are all corroded it seems).  Even though the rest of the sensor is encapsulated with epoxy or something annoying?  I believe…. that the temperature sensor should be encapsulated also…. then maybe the sensor would be a better design?  As designed I believe this is terrible to be honest…. It “seems” like I am purchasing one every other year.  But I know that has to be an exaggeration!  LOL 🙂  Update:  20151001  I do have 2 washes and I am in the south.

IDX BT900 BigTime TwoTimer from Fragramatics Vacuum

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This is an IDX timer that is installed in Fragramatics vacuums.  I assume by looking at the circuit board it is also meant to hook to your bays also.  IDX also sells a stainless steel housing.  This timer somehow retails for $711.99…. while a normal IDX BT912 – Big Two Timer retails for $570.00 from KR?  I assume GinSan is just…. Well GinSan?  🙂

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UPDATE: SOLD…. this was another item I could not believe I had a hard time selling. But I did! LOL 🙂 I would have paid twice as much if I needed the timer…. just to put it on my shelf.

Jim Coleman Swipe & Clean 1032S Timer…. YES a 1032S not 1034S

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I have 2 and yes I will sell them.  🙂  You either know exactly what is going on here…. or you are saying what on Earth is this pos timer.  LOL  🙂  There is a very small niche market for this time I believe?  I know of only 2 Jim Coleman setups where this timer works?  I have a hint on one situation below.  Do you know both setups?  I bet you do not.  🙂  It is like a challenge!  I also bet there is not a Dixmor replacement for this timer?  I actually have never seen one of these timers until I got it around February this year.  But I never saw them at shows or at any car wash.  Mainly because Coleman does not bring the equipment these timers are installed in to shows.  🙂

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Video timer demo:


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UPDATE 20160202: SOLD…. my friend purchased both. Good deal also. 🙂