My Hymer Goes To Hospital

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  1. JJ

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    After putting off the job for years, I finally arrange for the van to have a lung transplant (new vacuum pump).

    Monday 10.45.

    Parked in waiting room for the surgeon (Dr Micha) to finish with his current patient.

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    The replacement lung is ready...

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    Being a village garage, not only is it a repair shop, but also a bit of a community centre. People drop in from time to time to pass the time of day and indulge in witty banter. (There used to be a similar one in Sennybridge. They had biscuits though.)

    I am hoping the driving cam for the pump isn't too worn. Had I known about it, I would have bought one just in case. Won't know until the patient is on the operating table and opened up.

    Taking this opportunity, whilst waiting, of doing a bit of cleaning and tidying inside...

    JJ :cool:
     
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    11.30...

    Dr Micha makes a start.

    First job... bonnet off, radiator out.

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    Other patients have arrived... no doubt the surgeon's time will be split between different operations.

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    Sunstroke perhaps :giggler:
     
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    Depression after yesterday more like!

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    You do realise this is not covered by your E111, don't you.

    It could be quite painful.
     
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    It will be quite painful indeed... but not as painful as some places... ;)

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    12.15

    Everyone gone to lunch...

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    Bet there's a queue of hymers just waiting their turn ...lol haha , got to be hymer heaven being stripped in the sunshine ..haha
     
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    Best wishes for a speedy recovery for the patient
     
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    1.30... back from lunch.

    1.45... pump off.

    Problem...

    As suspected, not only is the vacuum pump cam a tad worn but the disc that drives it is completely worn out.

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    Why they don't sell a new driving cam disc thingy with the new pump I don't know!

    Anyhow, one of the gang has gone off to try to find/get a replacement (hence no photo of it...)

    Fingers crossed.

    If we have to order one I am told it will take five days!

    So I might have to live here for a while!

    And there is a possibility of a VIP Funster visiting QMJ on Wednesday.

    The really pleasing thing is that the range of faults that I have been experiencing over the months, and which have slowly got worse and worse, are down to this wear.

    Being a super Mercedes, the vacuum generated by the pump is used for several, different things.

    It assists the automatic gear changes and kick down pedal.

    It works the brake servo AND it operates the diesel cut off valve to stop the engine when the ignition key is turned off.

    It will like driving a new motorhome if/when I get all these items working properly again.

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    Good luck!
     
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    [QUOTE="JJ, post: 2039685, member: 2459"
    It will like driving a new motorhome if/when I get all these items working properly again.
    JJ :cool:[/QUOTE]

    That means that you will be able to go on proper campsites without fearing embarrassment as it bangs and farts and generally frightens people.

    No more parking behind the brickworks hoping the machinery will mask the noise.
     
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    Hope they don`t nick all your "Lettuce" plants if you are not there.. :giggler:
     
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    Dr Micha returns

    RESULT...

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    Got a second hand spare part from a donor somewhere...

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    I hope there was no gas involved :eek:
     
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    So now????? Any more news???? Didn't turn my Skype on as Miss Rosie is watching on internet some English program for toddlers!
     
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    JJ, with proper vacuum restored,the gearbox may need adjusted back to its original position!
    it was set at 2 and a quarter turns anti -clockways.
    good luck.
     
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    Pleased to see you are back on the road so soon. I wonder if it was this that caused your brake issues in France?
     
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