'05 V50 T5 M66, '04 XC70, '98 V70 AWD, various junk from other brands
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Interesting, thanks. Looks like I'm going to have to find one of those too.Thats how that hitch was designed. There was an adapter pigtail from the ECE 7 pin to the USDM 4 pin included here, originally.
Yeah hearing you and others talk about how much better the European connector is I got excited when I saw that. I've given up on buying a trailer since I hate electric brakes and don't want to hack up my car adding a controller. Euro pinouts and surge brakes make so much more sense to me.That's epic. My understanding is that those connectors actually work as there is an ISO standard for it. You may have seen me mention that I intend to convert to 13 pin since I am beyond fed up with 4 pin connectors and associated components that never work. I may know a place that has the towbar. I'll check.
FYI that hitch is rated for 1800kg.
That's an impressive number - quite usable. I remember reading it was 3,300 lbs in the US, but our numbers are usually pretty laywer-ified compared to Europe.
Ok, let me know on the towbar - thanks!
I've never filled it over 10 gallons or so since I didn't want it to be full if I decided to drop it and don't have enough gas cans laying around to drain out 18 gallons. So I'm assuming it would be worse if I filled it all the way.A couple of suggestions/guesses:
1) Evap leak - if the code comes back, try not filling gas all the way to the top. Fill it just up to 16 gallons (out of 18) and then see what happens. I'm currently dealing with a similar situation.
2) Vibration above 60mph when slightly turning in one direction but not the other - I had this happen once with an aftermarket front axle. The rubber boot wasn't installed correctly and when turned in one direction, it would stretch and rub on the spinning shaft inside causing vibration. Replacement axle fixed that. But this was a fluke/random occurrence.
Yeah I'm going to rotate the tires and give everything a thorough inspection when I do to see if anything looks out of whack or if the vibration moves with the tires and go from there.