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  1. Loujess

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    .... it was to see our van winched onto a low-loader yesterday after it conked out. It was belching diesel out under the bonnet and started to judder, I suppose due to the interruption in the fuel supply. Thankfully, we were only half an hour from home after a 2 week visit to Scotland. We were told it might need a new pump (expensive) or have a broken pipe, in which case 4 will need to be renewed. I love our van and it was like seeing a lion with all it's teeth pulled out.

    To cap it all, the fridge has stopped igniting on gas. Any clues? :cry::cry:

    Ivy
     
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    in deed sad when it happens

    In deed sad when it happens, let hope you are back on the road soon.

    Bob
     
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    So sorry to hear that,hope it's sorted soon-we came home from Dover with battery light flickering on and off.It was a bit worrying :BigGrin:
    It seems to be cable that has been rubbing and is now shorting-we are waiting to be told it's fixed sometime today so that we can get off to Peterborough in morn.

    Mike.
     
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    sorry to hear the van is playing up ivy,but sandy will get it sorted:thumb:
    if it is the pump try and sorse a recon pump,as it will be cheaper than a new one and good for 100.000 miles,pitty we live so far apart as i would have sorted it for you:Sad:
     
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    I know you would Chris. Thanks for the sympathy. I hope Fran's well. Poor Sandy has gone to bed for the day. He was so cold in the van on his own overnight, he's put the leccy blanket on and disappeared under the duvet. :BigGrin:

    Ivy
     
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    Hiya Ivy It may be the thermocouple on the gas,mine is playin up at the mo so am going to try that
     
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    Oh Ivy, sorry to hear that hope its sorted soon, and Sandy is on the mend quickly.
     
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    Thanks Carol. There's nothing wrong with him. He's just a wuss with a nancy like me to run around after him! :Rofl1:

    Ivy
     
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    Hi Ivy, sorry to hear of your van breaking down, we hope you can get it sorted quickly. Give our best wishes to Sandy, he will soon be up and about I am sure.
    See you soon,

    Brisey & Pam.
     
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    I am abit worried now cos I got the same model Transitbut mine is a Clipper. Did you have any clue, how many miles has it done:Sad::Sad::Sad::Sad::Sad::Sad:
     
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    Sorry to hear that Ivy. Transits seem to be prone to injector supply pipes fracturing, luckily should be a cheap fix.
     
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    Thanks Roger. You've given me hope that I will be able to feed the family this summer after all. I'm pleased (but it was quiet) to say that Sandy finally surfaced at 3pm and the cheeky monkey has done nothing but yawn since. :BigGrin:

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    Oh you poor thing Ivy, so sorry to hear your news. Hope you're OK and hope that we can see you again soon. - Perri x
     
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    which engine is it as i may have some parts to fix it cheap
     
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    Hi both, sorry to learn of your lovely m/h being poorly, hope it is sorted soon and that it is not too expensive, on the bright side it could have occurred on the way home from Spain ...sorry
    only trying to help you feel better

    Look forward to seeing you 3 again

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    Thanks Andy. It's a Ford Transit 2.4 but I don't know how the garage would feel about that. I'll let you know when we have a diagnosis. :BigGrin:

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    Doubtfull to be the pump, my money's on a broken injector pipe which will spray diesel everywhere and look a lot worse than it is. If someone says "PUMP" get a second opinion.:thumb:
     
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    Thanks - that sounds better. There was certainly a lot of diesel, in fact, if it was blood, it would have been the jugular. :BigGrin:

    Ivy
     
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    Be careful who you use to repair it. I had a company in Leeds ruin mi injector pump when doing the seals. Luckily I paid by credit card and they refunded me the money. Which garage are you using?
     
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    as i am only in Skipton i would be happy to come and give it a look if you need a second opinion.
     
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