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by mariner
30 May 2020, 14:49
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Suspension Upgrade Recommendations - Caravelle
Replies: 14
Views: 2341

Re: Suspension Upgrade Recommendations - Caravelle

How have you found the B8s? Replaced my springs (put in -50 avo) about a year or ago and went for the B4 shocks. Big improvement on the rubbish that was in there but still a bit too much up and down for me on A and B roads so thinking about forking out for the B8s.
by mariner
28 May 2020, 16:00
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Squeaky front brakes
Replies: 2
Views: 665

Squeaky front brakes

Hi all. Just before lockdown I had new callipers and pads fitted at the front of my van. Drove it away and all was good but a few days later they started squealing whenever I applied light pressure on the brake pedal. Firm pressure and they were okay. Garage had another look (didn’t really say what ...
by mariner
16 May 2020, 15:11
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Wiring up new compressor fridge
Replies: 11
Views: 1911

Re: Wiring up new compressor fridge

So just about sorted. Have used 6mm 50A cable from 12volt Planet for both the Zig and the fridge. Fridge is cooling nicely after a a quick test. Need to just add a couple of inline fuses but not sure what's best. Think the original glass tube fuse was 30/35 for the Zig so reckon a 30amp blade fuse s...
by mariner
13 May 2020, 14:17
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Wiring up new compressor fridge
Replies: 11
Views: 1911

Re: Wiring up new compressor fridge

Thanks for the replies. The link to Ebay is great - it's good to be shown exactly what to go for, takes the guesswork out of it! The plan is to wire directly to the leisure battery under the passenger seat and the fridge is in the usual place behind the driver's seat. I've found the following for th...
by mariner
13 May 2020, 11:03
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Wiring up new compressor fridge
Replies: 11
Views: 1911

Wiring up new compressor fridge

Hi all. I'm hooking up a new CRX50 and need a bit of advice on the wiring as need to replace what was used for the 12v on the old one. What ampage cable (live and neutral) do I need for the 12v connection to the battery? I also need to extend the live and neutral from the zig as moving it from the s...
by mariner
13 May 2020, 10:55
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Heater Fascia Removal..
Replies: 4
Views: 880

Re: Heater Fascia Removal..

You just need to be mega careful. I took mine off a while back to finally replace the bulb and in the end some of the lugs broke - it's an almost impossible task! Picked one up from ebay for next to nothing as a replacement.
by mariner
09 May 2020, 13:32
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Warped/bulging pop top
Replies: 12
Views: 2112

Re: Warped/bulging pop top

Thanks for all the replies guys. A bit embarrassingly, it seems that I may well have let one of the cushions slip down and push out against the roof. I did have the roof up to check this a few weeks ago but must have missed it somehow :oops: Thanks Da dan for the nudge to look properly! I will now g...
by mariner
07 May 2020, 20:11
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Warped/bulging pop top
Replies: 12
Views: 2112

Re: Warped/bulging pop top

There's no sag in the middle section of the roof, just the bowing of this one section. It's definitely something that is recent and does seem to have been quite a quick change rather than a slow one over time. The only thing I've done to the roof is the gel coat about two/three months ago, but I did...
by mariner
05 May 2020, 20:09
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Warped/bulging pop top
Replies: 12
Views: 2112

Warped/bulging pop top

Hi all. I've a super viking pop top and about 3/4 weeks ago I noticed that a section of the pop top has warped and in between the two hinges the side of the pop top has bulged outwards. It used to sit snugly inside the gutter line but now this section sits out beyond the gutter meaning there is far ...
by mariner
09 Apr 2020, 11:12
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Fuel pump constantly priming?
Replies: 3
Views: 782

Re: Fuel pump constantly priming?

Sorted. Remembered that before I found the fuse lying on the floor I'd connected two ends of an electrical connector together thinking I may have knocked it out with the bed. Unconnected it and fuel pump primes just the once now as it should.
by mariner
09 Apr 2020, 10:46
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Fuel pump constantly priming?
Replies: 3
Views: 782

Re: Fuel pump constantly priming?

Just to add that it's definitely the fuel pump itself that is whirring and clicking over and over! Electrical fault of some sort connected to when I knocked the fuse out?
by mariner
08 Apr 2020, 15:04
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Fuel pump constantly priming?
Replies: 3
Views: 782

Fuel pump constantly priming?

Hi all. Had an issue recently where I couldn't get the van to fire. Took a while before I realised I'd knocked a fuse out when putting the bed down (it's where all the gubbins sit following the conversion). Once the fuse was back in the fuel pump starting engaging and the van started. Problem now is...
by mariner
02 Apr 2020, 12:57
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Leisure battery wiring
Replies: 1
Views: 641

Re: Leisure battery wiring

Hi. I recently bought one from 12v Planet and used their video below to help me install it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9p7IYfmkJk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; If you skip to 15 mins 29 sec you'll see they show the earthing wire connected to the leisure negative, alt...
by mariner
02 Apr 2020, 08:59
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Running speaker wire from cab door - drilling required??
Replies: 6
Views: 1140

Re: Running speaker wire from cab door - drilling required??

Okay, thanks Jim. Definitely no hole in mine so I guess I'll have to make my own!
by mariner
01 Apr 2020, 16:17
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Running speaker wire from cab door - drilling required??
Replies: 6
Views: 1140

Re: Running speaker wire from cab door - drilling required??

Run it through the 'vent' hole just below the bottom level of the underside of the dash. Its a hole about 4" x 1". The same hole is on the edge of the door. Just inside this hole on the door itself, there is a 1" hole on the inner skin - it comes out through there.. I'd send a wire (...