Talbot R800 Pilote

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  1. Philson

    Philson Read Only Funster

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    Hi.
    I have just taken my first faltering footstep into motorhoming and bought a 1987 Talbot R800 Pilote.
    There are no manuals, instruction leaflets or anything at all to indicate what does what. Are manuals available anywhere?

    Whilst it's a Talbot, I don't know what the engine or chassis is. I already need spare parts. The clutch is very stiff and the gearchange is like stirring a bowl of porridge. I know this is a regular fault with the Talbot Express, is this what I have bought?

    I hope you can help.

    Regards,
    Philip
     
  2. ourcampersbeentrashed

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    congratulations on your motorhome

    If you have bought a talbot express, we have one too.

    Talbot parts dependent on what you need are not always the easiest to get hold of however a replacement clutch should be no problem.

    I suggest that you wait for the log book/registration document which will give you some of the details you require for obtaining parts

    Sorry this isnt of much help.

    Can you stick a photo on, someone may be able to help you further
     
  3. Philson

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    V5 Doesn't help

    Hi again,
    I do have the V5 but it doesn't help identify the model, just 2.5 deisel.
    Good idea about a photo, I will try to attach a couple.
    Thanks for your help so far.
    Philip
     

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  4. SpongeBobsDad

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    Hi Philson used to have a Pilote R850 on a1988 talbot express 2.5 diesel, it was a good van I had a few good trips abroad in it. I don't know if anyone can supply you with any manuals for it, the best bet would be to contact the main importers for Pilote.It used to be Hayes leisure of Darlaston near Birmingham they may be able to help,or you could try contacting the Pilote owners association, there might be a member who could help you.My pilote was about the same size as yours it was an A Class six berth none turbo diesel the only thing wrong with it Is that I Found it very underpowered, especially when you got to any hills or long inclines on motorways, and yes the gearstick was like stirring porridge but you get used to it. Something to do with the gear linkages, they might be worn or need adjusting. The clutch was fairly heavy in comparison to today's modern vehicles my average fuel consumption was around 25 miles to the gallon depending on how you drove and also weather conditions, the worst consumption i ever had was around 21mpg I had the van from new and had it about 2 years :thumb:happy days.
     
  5. bigfoot

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    Delphin Designs should be able to help especially with the gearchange.
    http://www.delfindesigns.co.uk/
    You may also want to identify the various items i.e fridge,heater,cooker etc. and contsct themanufacturer who may be able to supply copies of instructions.
     
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    pilote r800

    hi philson i have r800 1986 vintage. have some manuals contact me on 07971217056
    hope this will be of some help.
    very pleased with mine.
     
  7. Philson

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    Thanks for your message Wrecks, I have tried to call a couple of times and will continue trying.
    Regards, Phil
     
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