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  1. john lewis

    john lewis Read Only Funster

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    Hi folks just trying things out at 65 all these gadgets are a bit confusing a thread to me was something to do with sowing which some youngsters might find confusing
    Iam 65 years old going 21 it's just my body won't let me do what I would like to I am quite reserved but iam known to speak my mind I don't like bull shxxxxs but will listen to anyone who wants to chat or have a debate
    I love motor homing and that's why I have joined this forum hopefully to learn off you more experienced people
    I have recently had a bad experience with purchasing a second hand motor home a 1994 m reg fiat ducato 1.9 td which was over 2years ago but it's allways overheated when doing over 60 I have replaced leaking rad pipes flushed the rad and this winter fitted a new rad but things came to a head 2weeks ago when it failed the mot on emissions and it was found to have a cracked head do you think I can get a new or recon head not from fiat tryed cylinder head specialists scrap dealers etc now I am hoping someone somewhere might have a solution so I can join in the fun with you guys
    All the best for now JL
     
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  2. Carol

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    Hello Welcome to Fun, you could try Putting breakers yard.com into Google they are very helpful, though with the age could be a bit of a problem, but they may be able to point you in the right direction. Hope you can get it sorted out. :pink:
     
  3. John Laidler

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    Welcome! It may be possible to get a complete engine if a cylinder head isn't possible.
     
  4. Dawn B

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    You've decided to join so it is already too late to warn you but do read on:-

    The site is full of both working and retired people amongst them ex fire-fighters, servicemen, teachers, nurses, motor traders, Mums, dads, engineers, electricians, small traders, Fray Bentos pie eaters, photographers, cyclists, runners, tool makers, retailers, pilots, Shop owners, nautical types, council workers, probation officers, prison officers, mathematicians, scientists, civil servants, Jokers, policemen, Accountants, farmers, builders, Auctioneers, training officers, managers from all walks of life, Directors, factory workers, plant drivers, plasterers, solicitors, Doctors, Genealogists, Researchers, Mid-wives, testers, Carers, Fishermen, Naturists, shooting types, keep-fit fanatics, drinkers, Oil field workers, Microscopists, Zoologists, Biologists, Professional p*ss takers, Botanists, Trekkers, Strikers, hairy arsed Bikers, Hikers even got Trikers, Truckers, silly old Fu Fellows, Black Cab drivers, fork lift drivers, Bus drivers, Lecturers, Cinema-photographers, amateur radio enthusiasts, amateur operatic, IT specialists, I’ve missed corn Merchants, gravel merchants, coal merchants and wind-up merchants (mostly from Cornwall), nutters and of course ex tuggers, tenters even got some fibbers in here the list goes on.

    However we draw the line at Estate Agents and ex Street entertainers.

    Now of course we are all FUNSTERS but I bet someone knows where to find you a 2nd Hand Cylinder Head.

    They all love the site, hope you do to, as for me, wish I’d never stumbled across the site, I’d have been £15 richer and countless friends poorer.

    All the Breast.........Griff.......(y)
     
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    You're stuffed if you don't like bullshine ............... welcome anyway :whistle:.
     
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    Hello John Lewis. There is a famous statue of you in Liverpool . :)

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    :welcomesign:john lewis ... you will see that some Funsters, mentioning no names, have too much time on their hands.... oh all right then @Popeye !:wink:

    Sorry, can't help with your cylinder head, although I guess that's what has caused your over heating problem.

    P.S. Can you please sort out the warranty on my tv that I bought from you!:BigGrin:
     
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    Come On Joy that's Dicky Lewis
     
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    Hello John, good luck with your search for a new cylinder head a funster on here is very knowlegable with engines he is known as wildbill now as he has had a recent namechange and is a bit of a wizard with engines .
     
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    :WelcomeFlag:to the mad house!:welcome4:
     
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    :HelloThere:and:welcomesign:from down here too(y)
     
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    Could your problem not just be a stuck thermostat? anyway the fiat ducato 1.9 td is common as muck so you should have no problems finding a head from any van that shares the same engine however if you cant afford new look at some of the engine re-conditioners first as its better than the scrap yard gamble with no guarantee.
     
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    Hi John Firstly :pink: to the mad house, as for your troubles I'm
    sure you will be able to get a second hand head, although it might take you some time to find. I used to be a Fleet Engineer at Whitbreads and we were refubing a very old vehcle for Whitbread's Hop Farm, I remember that the head was cracked and there was no way we could get a recon or find a second hand one. We ended up sending it to a specialist firm who said they could weld it. To be honest I was dubious but we had no option, we sent it away and it came back and we rebuilt the engine and lo and behold it worked. I must say the vehicle was not used very often so I'm not sure how it would of held up if used regualarly, but it might be your only option. There was another option but that was a firm that would recast the whole head for us, but that was too expensive. Unfortunatly it's no good asking me what company did that as it was so long ago and my memory as well as the rest of me has deteriorated. lol
    But anything is acheivable, if expensive, just depends on what your vehicle and your bank balance is capable of.
    Best Wishes Tony:(
     
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