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by Gingermagic
22 Nov 2020, 16:02
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Coolant expansion tank completely empty.
Replies: 114
Views: 5221

Re: Coolant expansion tank completely empty.

Update (copy of what I've just posted on the thread about my other light, but it may also be relevant here) OK, here's an update on this. Yesterday, I topped up all of the coolant and bled the system. Took the van for a short drive today, to see what's going on with this new "Glow plug light&q...
by Gingermagic
22 Nov 2020, 15:59
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: New Warning light - What's this one?
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Re: New Warning light - What's this one?

OK, here's an update on this. [For extra reference, see: https://club8090.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=172554&start=105 and https://club8090.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=172723&p=8279656#p8279656 ] Yesterday, I topped up all of the coolant and bled the system. Took the van fo...
by Gingermagic
21 Nov 2020, 19:57
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Coolant expansion tank completely empty.
Replies: 114
Views: 5221

Re: Coolant expansion tank completely empty.

clone123 wrote: 21 Nov 2020, 19:32 Heater plug light supposed to come on when you start your van from cold for about 20 seconds then go off

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What about when it comes on after you've been driving for 5 minutes?

Although, I'm questioning my memory now. Maybe that didn't happen?
by Gingermagic
21 Nov 2020, 18:00
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: New Warning light - What's this one?
Replies: 4
Views: 283

New Warning light - What's this one?

We went for what turned out to be a very short drive on Thursday night. A new light came on the dashboard. What the heck is this one ... https://www.dropbox.com/s/wedbuwssy7jdj7h/Van-light.jpg?raw=1 It came on a bit. We stopped for a bit. Restarted, and it was off for a while, then came back on. I p...
by Gingermagic
21 Nov 2020, 17:56
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Coolant expansion tank completely empty.
Replies: 114
Views: 5221

Re: Coolant expansion tank completely empty.

Right, I've finally got back to this. I think that my assumption about the garage was right. I think that they just put coolant in, but didn't get rid of any air, leaving a massive air lock. I've just added coolant to the system, and kept adding air pressure until the front radiator was letting out ...
by Gingermagic
21 Nov 2020, 17:16
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Hazard lights only work on one side
Replies: 14
Views: 613

Re: Hazard lights only work on one side

Success! I went back to this today. I removed every pin, from the white block, and all seemed sound. After putting it all back together, I noticed that it all worked fine until the long sides of the switch were squeezed. I eliminated the block as the issue and decided to take the switch apart for a ...
by Gingermagic
20 Nov 2020, 09:42
Forum: Campers
Topic: Diesel heater repair
Replies: 29
Views: 1244

Re: Diesel heater repair

I'm more of a computer geek than a mechanic, so I have no idea what I'm doing with this I think I'm out of my league with this. If anyone has any suggestions of what to do next (in much more basic terms than 'reconnect it' :-) ), or if there's anyone that I could take this to (I'm based in Somerset...
by Gingermagic
20 Nov 2020, 09:35
Forum: Campers
Topic: Diesel heater repair
Replies: 29
Views: 1244

Re: Diesel heater repair

johnxl wrote: 18 Nov 2020, 11:08 You could look for an answer on the "Chinese diesel heater UK" group on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/groups/265862240781579

Or you could try Youtube 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YthaCqkMOs&t=938s
Great links! Thank you!!
by Gingermagic
18 Nov 2020, 08:46
Forum: Any Other Matters
Topic: Van security
Replies: 7
Views: 613

Re: Van security

I have a visible lock on the steering wheel and a hidden switch which which I installed that cuts the 12V supply from the ignition switch to the coil. It is easy to do and totally stops the engine from starting. Because it is hidden and not advertised, then any thief would not know to look for it! ...
by Gingermagic
18 Nov 2020, 08:37
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Internal air blower/fan
Replies: 5
Views: 389

Re: Internal air blower/fan

Thanks for the fuse box list Mocki. I've been waiting for some fuses to arrive, because one of them disintegrated when I took it out to test it. Last night, I checked ALL of the fuses in the glove compartment, one by one. All fine and I replaced the broken one. Still nothing from the heat blower/fan...
by Gingermagic
18 Nov 2020, 08:28
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Hazard lights only work on one side
Replies: 14
Views: 613

Re: Hazard lights only work on one side

I'm trying to find the time, and brave the cold, to do some more work on this. :-)

Will update when I do.
by Gingermagic
18 Nov 2020, 08:10
Forum: Campers
Topic: Diesel heater repair
Replies: 29
Views: 1244

Re: Diesel heater repair

If you think I'm quet on here, think of my poor van! :-) The amount that I'm visiting this forum is in direct relation to the amount that I'm getting to tinker with the van. It's sitting lonely and cold on the drive. Thanks for the feedback everyone. I started far too many threads at once (one for e...
by Gingermagic
24 Oct 2020, 15:47
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Hazard lights only work on one side
Replies: 14
Views: 613

Re: Hazard lights only work on one side

Just went out to take some photographs.

This is the white block ...

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by Gingermagic
24 Oct 2020, 15:19
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Hazard lights only work on one side
Replies: 14
Views: 613

Re: Hazard lights only work on one side

I could put one end of my meter in the holes with the heads of the connections (that the switch fits into), but I don'y know where I'd put the other end of the meter?
by Gingermagic
24 Oct 2020, 14:34
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Hazard lights only work on one side
Replies: 14
Views: 613

Re: Hazard lights only work on one side

Well. that was disappointing. I took the switch apart and gave it a really good clean inside. There was quite a build up of grease, so I was hopeful that it would solve the problem. Unfortunately, after putting it back, the problem is pretty much exactly the same. Not even a bit better. So, I think ...