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by Donnw
11 Dec 2012, 09:37
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Seized Heat Blower
Replies: 20
Views: 2415

Seized Heat Blower

My heater blower has seized up. I remember reading an article somewhere on how to get to it and get it working again. I have looked through the Wiki but can't find it. Does anyone know where it might be and do you know if new blowers are available
by Donnw
08 Nov 2011, 22:32
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Replacing Exhaust
Replies: 2
Views: 615

Re: Replacing Exhaust

Thanks for the info and advice. I have now had the exhaust repaired. I found a local company- Gosport tyre and exhaust, who were very helpful, they custom made and fitted a new downpipe for me for a very reasonable price. I would definitely use these guys again.
by Donnw
31 Oct 2011, 10:35
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Replacing Exhaust
Replies: 2
Views: 615

Replacing Exhaust

Driving home today, my exhaust started making a very loud noise. The downpipe has broken and it looks like a section of it is missing. I think my engine is a 1.9 1Y. Where is the best place to get a downpipe? Or is it possible to get some kind of flexible tube to connect up the broken ends?
by Donnw
04 Jul 2011, 13:22
Forum: Wheels & Tyres
Topic: sqeaking wheel
Replies: 8
Views: 1737

Re: sqeaking wheel

I don't get why bearings fail suddently....in my experience there is always plenty of warning before actual failure. Unless the bearings were incorrectly fitted or were of the recycled baked bean can variety? Martin Well, mine did rumble a bit, then squeaked, then failed. So, yes it did give some w...
by Donnw
03 Jul 2011, 22:32
Forum: Wheels & Tyres
Topic: sqeaking wheel
Replies: 8
Views: 1737

Re: sqeaking wheel

I don't get why bearings fail suddently....in my experience there is always plenty of warning before actual failure. Unless the bearings were incorrectly fitted or were of the recycled baked bean can variety? Martin Well, mine did rumble a bit, then squeaked, then failed. So, yes it did give some w...
by Donnw
03 Jul 2011, 21:42
Forum: Wheels & Tyres
Topic: sqeaking wheel
Replies: 8
Views: 1737

Re: sqeaking wheel

My wheel bearing recently failed, and it developed a high pitched squeak which went away when I touched the brake pedal. I also had some rumbling as well. Hopefully your's is just brake pads. If you are not sure get it checked. When my bearing gave up suddenly, it pulled sharply to one side at 50 mp...
by Donnw
26 Jun 2011, 19:56
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Squeek goes when i press brake...
Replies: 23
Views: 2831

Re: Squeek goes when i press brake...

My front brake was squeaking, which also went away with a slight touch of the brake pedal. However it wasn't the brake pads, it was the wheel bearing about to fail. It sounded exactly like pads squeaking

Kev
by Donnw
26 Jun 2011, 19:34
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Electric Kettles
Replies: 13
Views: 1207

Re: Electric Kettles

I use a 1 kw Russell Hobbs kettle, It works well and has never tripped the electrical hook up. Its easy to fill it it up before you go to bed and just switch on in the morning without getting out of bed. A bit more tricky to do that with a gas kettle. Also I use a fan heater in the van which I place...
by Donnw
23 Jun 2011, 18:23
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Treating Rust Underneath Van
Replies: 3
Views: 914

Re: Treating Rust Underneath Van

Thanks for the suggestions. I will probably use the jet washer first, before using a grinder with a sanding disk. After using Vactan I am not sure what paint I am going to use. Too many options.

Kev
by Donnw
17 Jun 2011, 11:55
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Treating Rust Underneath Van
Replies: 3
Views: 914

Treating Rust Underneath Van

I will soon be starting to sort out the bodywork on my camper. My first job is to treat a lot of mainly surface rust underneath on the floor pan and chassis. The rust is quite flaky in places but appears solid underneath. Some areas have been under-sealed which is starting to come off. After rubbing...
by Donnw
06 Jun 2011, 22:41
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Welding For MOT
Replies: 28
Views: 2288

Re: Welding For MOT

Those are really good tips. I will give them a go. I am still in the info gathering stage at the moment. Hopefully I may be able to avoid some of the common mistakes when I get started practising.

Kev
by Donnw
06 Jun 2011, 22:14
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Welding For MOT
Replies: 28
Views: 2288

Re: Welding For MOT

That's a good idea Mike. I hope to get started in about two weeks time. Now I have got the welder on loan, I will start getting the rest of what I need.

Kev
by Donnw
06 Jun 2011, 21:47
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Welding For MOT
Replies: 28
Views: 2288

Re: Welding For MOT

Thanks Mike. I am looking forward to having a go. Actually Welding the van might be a bit scary though. I looked at your thread where you basically rebuilt your van (Amazing!). I would be scared that I would uncover work that is too difficult for me to even think about attempting.

Kev
by Donnw
06 Jun 2011, 21:21
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Welding For MOT
Replies: 28
Views: 2288

Re: Welding For MOT

I have collected the welder from my friend. It's a clarke 135TE. It has two switches on the front marked 1,2 and min,max and the wire speed control. I now need to get some other kit together to go with it, like some basic metal working tools. What do you recommend I should get. I have some clamps an...
by Donnw
30 May 2011, 15:58
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Welding For MOT
Replies: 28
Views: 2288

Re: Welding For MOT

Ok, Thanks I will do that, it may be a while before I get time to get hold of it. I don't know which make it is. It is under a lot of junk in my friends garage. I wil try to get hold of it soon.

Kev