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Old 04-19-2010, 11:38 AM   #11
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Re: Cruise control for your skoolie? Scanguage?

Sorry, missed your earlier post about the knob being stuck. That would be mechanical, not electronic (so no computer diagnostics). Have you tried turning it counter-clockwise before pulling? Sometimes they lock that way. You could get a replacement knob pretty cheap. I've never heard of cruise control as a factory option on a non-electronic diesel, but I'm sure anything's possible...
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Old 04-19-2010, 10:15 PM   #12
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Re: Cruise control for your skoolie? Scanguage?

I have tried everything short of praying to Flying Spaghetti Monster. It's not budging.
It's okay, I can think of something. Ziebart can probably think of something too. I don't want to use the Throttle Lock as a cruise, I have bad experiences with that in a Jeep Wrangler and some bike parts. Bad idea executed flawlessly.
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Old 04-20-2010, 10:57 PM   #13
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Re: Cruise control for your skoolie? Scanguage?

I have a suggestion for your desire for cruise control, if you know anyone who uses hand controls on their vehicle, take a look at them. Once you get used to using them, which can be scary.... they are quite nice for cruising. When you take your hand off there is a spring return so no worries about them sticking on. Craigs list or ebay would be a good place to find them. Leslie
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Old 04-22-2010, 11:08 PM   #14
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Re: Cruise control for your skoolie? Scanguage?

Hand control?
Like this?

Looks pretty complicated for a simple guy like me.
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Old 04-23-2010, 12:07 AM   #15
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Re: Cruise control for your skoolie? Scanguage?

Yup, thats the beast. You can find very simple basic ones to fancy wired for dimmer switches and such. Or, just attach the throttle arm and forget the brake arm. I have four vehicles ranging from the 1958 Buick to a Mercedes wagon with handcontrols and soon my bus. I have had mine installed my pros but I know of people who do their own, just need patience and time. I have mine set so that I can rest my arm on the armrest and my hand resting on the handcontrol handle, perfect. Leslie
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Old 04-23-2010, 09:32 AM   #16
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Re: Cruise control for your skoolie? Scanguage?

maybe this?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Cruise-Control-K...item53e0c8047c


http://cgi.ebay.com/Audiovox-CCS100-...item1c11bbd5ce



they're a bit expensive for my taste but might do for what you want...
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Old 04-23-2010, 02:41 PM   #17
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Re: Cruise control for your skoolie? Scanguage?

If you look at the Audiovox one, it recommends not using them on diesels. I'm not sure why...

That doesn't mean it's not impossible...just not "recommended."
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Old 04-23-2010, 03:27 PM   #18
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Re: Cruise control for your skoolie? Scanguage?

maybe because the actuator is vacuum activated and diesels doesn't produce much vacuum?
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Old 04-25-2010, 11:22 PM   #19
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Good point...maybe.

The Aussie one says it'll work for diesels. I like the idea of cruise...of course, 65 mph doesn't really seem like cruising. Oh well, I'm not in a huge hurry to get where I'm going 90% of the time anyway!
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