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by Gixerman60
31 Dec 2020, 07:16
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Blue main beam tell tale not working.
Replies: 14
Views: 930

Re: Blue main beam tell tale not working.

Only just seen this. Check that the lever assembly has been fitted properly. It kind of hooks under the switch on the column, if that makes sense.
by Gixerman60
31 Dec 2020, 07:11
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Access to heater blower switch
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Access to heater blower switch

Once again Haynes is silent on this. Many article suggest removing whole dash! But its so easy to get to. Pull of knob. Prise off the panel with a screwdriver which is held on by a couple of push fit connectors - not sure of correct name. No need to even take off plastic ends of heater control lever...
by Gixerman60
05 Dec 2020, 18:12
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Electrical Gremlins
Replies: 1
Views: 188

Electrical Gremlins

Once again, electrical problems. Lost all electrics, and I mean all. Luckily at home. Didn't believe it could be battery earth again, so tested pretty much everything else. In desperation removed earth bolt, cleaned around the hole and ground back to bare metal. Re-connected and she fired up.
by Gixerman60
01 Nov 2020, 18:44
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Swingarm removal
Replies: 1
Views: 183

Swingarm removal

Its f***ing hard. Don't believe some of the posts or Haynes. You need quite a few specialist tools, be able to lift rear of van and make it very secure - axle stands, van jack plus a trolley jack to compress spring/free stubborn bolts /for extra security. You should be prepared to replace more compo...
by Gixerman60
01 Nov 2020, 18:03
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Re activating speedo and bottom ball joints
Replies: 1
Views: 152

Re activating speedo and bottom ball joints

After my van had a long sleep - welder had a heart attack, then we had lockdown - I noticed speedo not working. Checked cable, tick, changed routing, making sure not trapped between spare wheel and cradle - it was - tick. Still not working. After much dismantling and bad language, perusal of the int...
by Gixerman60
01 Nov 2020, 17:46
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Radius rod removal
Replies: 4
Views: 334

Re: Radius rod removal

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by Gixerman60
28 Oct 2020, 16:55
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Radius rod removal
Replies: 4
Views: 334

Radius rod removal

Made a tool to undo rod from hub, 27mm spanner - Silverline do one open one end, ring the other. Fastened it with H/D jubilee clips to a 3ft socket bar, one of the jubilees through the ring. Can't figure out how to post a photo of it.  
by Gixerman60
28 Oct 2020, 16:38
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front shock absorber fitting
Replies: 0
Views: 207

Front shock absorber fitting

Did this today. Struggled to fit the new ones until I worked out to knock out a collett on one side of the bottom mounting. This allows the sleeve through the bottom bush to see pushed up and the bolt will draw the collect back in as you tighten it. Oddly Haynes makes no mention of this. Not the fir...
by Gixerman60
25 Jun 2020, 18:50
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Benefits of a front spoiler
Replies: 29
Views: 4719

Re: Benefits of a front spoiler

Took mine off as was grounding in bumpy fields. Now running lower springs and PAS so handling much improved.
by Gixerman60
25 Jun 2020, 18:35
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Where does the output wire go from the alternator?
Replies: 21
Views: 13180

Re: Where does the output wire go from the alternator?

Hi I know original post some years ago but battery stopped charging, van kept cutting out. Couldn't get alternator off as an oversized bolt had been forced through from the back ( any ideas on extracting this without removing engine ) . Replaced the brush box/regulator, fiddly having to do it blind ...