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by JeffRoo
29 Nov 2020, 20:46
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Missing ‘bung’?
Replies: 2
Views: 250

Re: Missing ‘bung’?

Perfect, thanks Double O
by JeffRoo
29 Nov 2020, 13:35
Forum: Campers
Topic: Alternatives to Fiamma sun shade
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: Alternatives to Fiamma sun shade

This picture is what sold it to me, link: https://club8090.co.uk/forum/viewtopic. ... g+rain#top
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by JeffRoo
29 Nov 2020, 13:31
Forum: Campers
Topic: Alternatives to Fiamma sun shade
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: Alternatives to Fiamma sun shade

You can also look at the arb awning from campervan culture plus other outlets. It’s roll up but it is good and strong. It’s what I have
 
by JeffRoo
29 Nov 2020, 11:44
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Missing ‘bung’?
Replies: 2
Views: 250

Missing ‘bung’?

ImageHi all,
should there be a ‘bung’ covering this hole? If yes, could someone point me in the right direction to get one - thanks   :ok
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by JeffRoo
16 Jul 2020, 08:46
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Radiator fan not kicking in
Replies: 41
Views: 5144

Re: Radiator fan not kicking in

Thanks Mocki, I bow to your knowledge  :D :ok
by JeffRoo
16 Jul 2020, 00:01
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Intermittent starting problem
Replies: 14
Views: 8493

Re: Intermittent starting problem

If you are going to change the starter motor make sure you change the oilite bush as well. They are usually phosphorus bronze and need charging with oil. Easy enough to do. Put the bush on you thumb, fill with clean engine oil. Put your finger on top and squeeze the bush between finger and thumb unt...
by JeffRoo
15 Jul 2020, 23:51
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Radiator fan not kicking in
Replies: 41
Views: 5144

Re: Radiator fan not kicking in

Hi, first things first, the anti freeze is usually pink in colour Wiki has a good spec description. If you don’t use the right anti freeze with anti corrosion properties it can be a complete engine rebuild as the head studs are actually exposed to the coolant. Check the specs.  secondly have you tri...
by JeffRoo
26 Jun 2020, 16:47
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Radiator fan not kicking in
Replies: 41
Views: 5144

Re: Radiator fan not kicking in

You need to bridge the wires, probably hidden in the white connector, poke the wire into both holes at the same time. Same piece of wire just one end into one hole and the other end into the other hole :lol: . Bridging the brass prongs on the switch will produce nothing as it’s not connected electri...
by JeffRoo
26 Jun 2020, 15:45
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Radiator fan not kicking in
Replies: 41
Views: 5144

Re: Radiator fan not kicking in

Use an insulated piece of wire with the ends stripped, that way you will definitely not get a shock. Shouldn’t hurt anyway as it’s only 12 volts.  if you have only 2 connections then it’s a single speed fan. Follow my directions in my previous post and hopefully that will get you up and running agai...
by JeffRoo
26 Jun 2020, 15:39
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Radiator fan not kicking in
Replies: 41
Views: 5144

Re: Radiator fan not kicking in

Hi, I have a 1984 A reg van with the early type bullet fuses as well. Fuse number 7 should be the radiator fan and rated at 8 amps (according to the 1983 handbook). Some people put in 16 amps as this is the rating on later vans. Definitely shouldn’t be 30 amps! To check if the fan works is simple. R...
by JeffRoo
28 May 2020, 19:07
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Squeaky front brakes
Replies: 2
Views: 622

Re: Squeaky front brakes

In the old days it used to be that you put copper grease on the back of the pads, doesn’t need much though just a light ‘smeer’.
See if that helps
by JeffRoo
07 May 2020, 16:18
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Loud engine noise
Replies: 6
Views: 1288

Re: Loud engine noise

I agree, though I wouldn’t say to go and thrash it, not good on a cold engine, but a 5 mile run should sort it out. A search on the forum for noisy tappets should allay your fears
by JeffRoo
26 Apr 2020, 18:47
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Bodywork near Taunton
Replies: 1
Views: 505

Re: Bodywork near Taunton

You could try NB Restorations Nr Dunkeswell? I don’t have any personal recommendations but they seem to be pretty good.
by JeffRoo
09 Apr 2020, 10:38
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Sliding sunroof roofcut
Replies: 3
Views: 840

Sliding sunroof roofcut

Hi all
Seen in eBay a sliding roof roof cut is available. I’m no welder, so I was wondering how easy it would be to get this put onto my tin top, obviously by a competent person. Or is this something that should be steered well clear of?