New Komet Camper

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  1. tubs

    tubs Read Only Funster

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    Finally decided to take the leap at fair, fat & forty something! Bought a VW Komet in the summer- and had nothing but trouble due to the dodgy motorhome dealer we got it from (but that's for another day). We've been to Rowsley and Chatsworth (just down the road) and a layby on the A57 from which we had a pleasant tow back. Determined not to be beaten - so if anyone knows why a 1994 vw transporter conversion should keep cutting out despite new fan belt and alternator - would love to hear your opinion!
    Not always this grumpy - just today as I realised we've missed the good weather.
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  2. Terry

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    Hi Tubs,wecome :thumb: cannot belive no ones replyed yet (they must all be at work)can you give a little more info that we can hazzard a guess at what maybe wrong-Petrol or Diesil ,what happens ?just cuts out ?etc.You have no doubt an electrical problem shorting out somwhere but I suspose you know that :thumb::Rofl1::thumb:
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    Hi Terry,
    nice to talk to you. It's a petrol van 1.9 - the garage has just cleaned out the 'air inlet' and said that might work. I don't know yet as I dread going too far and only came back from the garage yesterday.
    Got another one for you tho' - I need to drain the water tank down (that seems to be the thing to do) and in the absence of any form of manual - am wondering where the tap is!
    I'm going to try and upload a photo of said van too (never done that before either!)
    talk to you soon hopefully,
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    Hi Tubbs

    Sorry to hear about your problems. If the engine just cuts out dead without any other type of warning like a spluttering, juddering , jerking it is more likley to be an electical problem. Having said that my knowledge is limited. I am guessing that you mh is under warranty. If it wasnt the first place that I would go is to an auto electrician.

    You really do need the manual to find a lot of the stuff. I know where the tap is for my water heater. Its a huge bolt inside a panel on the outside of the bus. It also holds some type of element which according to the manual should be changed each year. The problem is that it doesnt look as though its been off since it was installed and the amount of torque that I would need to remove it may strip the threads. Its going to have to stay there until I have it serviced next year.

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    Hi,
    Not great with anything under the bonnet of any vehicle. But had a problem with my car some 3 years ago would be driving along no problem and then just cut out. Sometimes would restart after sitting for a while other times only after someone had tried to find the fault.
    RAC called out on one occassion and found the fault. Some of the electrical wiring is able to flex when vehicle moving this caused one of the wire to break internally. What it meant was that all the wiring looked fine and connections secure but the wire inside the insulation had broken. When the wires at the break touched everything worked but the engine vibration could cause the wires to seperate, vehicle cuts out.
    He found the fault by 'wiggling' wires whilst the engine was running until it cut out and then replaced the wire. Worked for him but no something I would have tried too many moving part and I would like to keep 5 fingers on each hand (as I say not very good with anything mechanical) :RollEyes:
    A friend has a VW (not van) and had a problem with the automatic choke sticking this in effect cut out the engine when warm.
    Sorry this is the sum total of my knowledge best of luck :thumb:

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    Hi Tubs,doubt that the air jobby has cured your problem :cry: but try looking for a wire rubbing on somthing especialy by the hot manifold.If nothing found then it's the auto spaky or somone who specialises in VW,then as last resort VW them selfs or try ringing VW and talk to a mecanic?? As to your drain probs you need to have a good look at the boiler if a drain tap is fitted it should be easy to spot :thumb:After that the best bit of advise I can give is get a pen and pad and then start pulling out fuses,switching switches to see what they work remembering to write a list that can be kept in the van.:thumb:It's ok while you are at home but on the road you forget :Rofl1:
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    thanks to all you guys who gave advice. Sorry for taking so long to say ta, but builders cut through phone wire!
    I'm taking the van back to the auto-electrical garage who like to charge so much for so little. As for a manual - I have tried everywhere I can think of to get hold of one. If I ever do it will be worth millions!
    Tubs:Smile:
     
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