Damsel in distress

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  1. Dawn no idea!

    Dawn no idea! Funster

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    I need need a new pump fitted to my old girl she is a fiat ducato...I have no idea about motorhomes and took on this project when I had some help...alas I am alone and want to get my old girl that I have Fallen in love with out there and on the road ...does anyone on here know of good engines and mechanics in the carmarthenshire area...I'm in a pickle and need some help...
     
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    Is your pump in the water tank?? If so, it's a sinch. Unscrew the big cap on top, (the one with all the pipes and wires going through it), lift the pump clear, release it from the pipe, uncouple the electric plug, and fit a replacement. 10 mins of a job. And the pumps are cheap. (y)
     
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    Yes it is have a new pump on order..thankyou...it doesn't look that easy..I will not be beaten ☺
     
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    Describe it to me. The pump should look like this.........(or very close).

    pump1.jpeg
     
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    Well I've not seen the pump...hmmmm my ex took the old one out and the van is my project and he has ordered me a new one...it's arriving in the post tomorrow..I'm just wondering do I take it to a garage to fix or do I get a plumber...I'm bloody clueless but determined
     
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    Dont you know a local chap who could screw............Er...........Dont you know a local chap with either a caravan or MH who could unscrew the cap and fit it for you??? Really, it is SO easy.......:)
     
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    I will give it a go myself if it is that easy..
     
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    Let me know tomorrow if the pump that arrives is as I described, and if so, I will talk you through it.
    PM me. (y)
     
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    Thankyou...I never ever realised I would useful with a tool box. ..but I have the bug and I will make baby beautiful and give her a heart ❤
     
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    Funny, that's what my dad said about me. :) No problems, you will probably only need a simple screwdriver, oh, and a fully integrated Snap On 242 piece professional socket set, which I'm sure you must already have. (y)
     
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    ummmmmm
     
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    Just PM me.......:rofl::rofl: Really, it's easy, and will give you a ton of confidence to tackle other jobs.
     
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    Can never have too many tools:)
     
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    Or fuses....or bulbs I'm learning
     
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    If it's any consolation @deandawn I could easily do this job - @Tootles will talk you through the simple process.
     
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    I'm going to give it a go...thankyou guys...well I actually am glad I paid my money for this site...it's like a big warm reassuring blanket ☺
     
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    Thank God for that!! (y) My bonus relies on your gratification:)......
     
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    My husband has a magnificent set of tools. The lady next door told me. I have nothing to compare them with so will take her words for it - I thought all men came with similar equipment.
     
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    I read this as meaning an engine water pump.. That's not an easy job but the water pump for the hab area is really easy.. Good luck and if Toots doesn't get you sorted come back and we will all take the mick out of him help you out
     
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    Oh no........It all depends what a man is handy at that dictates his equipment. (y) For instance, a man may be a natural plumber, willing and able to fit a ball-cock into the tightest of cisterns. :) In that case, he will posses a large adjustable wrench, a full range of grips, and possibly a pipe wiper for afterwards. (y)
    Or a mechanic, with a large capacity jack, and a reamer, plus a large tin of high melting point grease. (y)
     
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