X250 draughty cab?

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  1. Techno

    Techno Funster Life Member

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    I discovered today a dirty shortcut by my converter Rapido :mad:
    I have the habitation heating unit that comes off the engine cooling system so this requires a control panel adjacent the driver comprising of a fan control switch and a heater control valve knob. The control valve is cable operated and this requires a cable from the engine bay to the cab, rather than come through a purpose made hole Rapido employees have pushed the large wiring harness grommet out of the fire wall and brought the cable through the now large hole alongside the grommet. tw@ts!
    I've fixed it now so I'll see if the cold draught disappears.

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    Front Double Glazed window, the bottom hinge opener shred it's screw tops this morning when I opened it, so had a look the screws had rusted and sheared off , a few new ones and it was mended, I saved our son inlaw (double glazer a job) lol . (y)(y)(y)(y)(y)
     
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    Never resolved the draught in my X250 cab - I think it comes in the door bottoms somewhere.

    No problem with the Pilote - air vent knob on recirculating rather than open to the air as well
     
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    we get draughts from the door wells and the holes for the seat belts through the b pillars
     
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    Same on mine and it's blooming annoying too :(
     
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    As regards, the Ducato/ Boxer door draughts, simply put some black and nasty or duct tape over the lourved vents in the door shuts.
     
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    If you look underneath at the chassis below the cab doors on each side you will see a vent about 4" square, the drivers side should be blanked off because of the exhaust pipe, the passenger side will have a bellows type ent cover, if you block this off that will stop a lot of the draft, Fiat have a cover for this but a peice of plywood taped over will work well.
     
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    So, what we are saying here... if I buy a +£50k van on a Ducato base, in order to have a draft free cab, my first port of call will be B&Q for gaffer tape and a bit plywood ???

    Incredulous.. you couldn't make it up :rolleyes:
     
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    Hi i was told to put some foam up inside the passenger door piller
    someone also said spray foam would do same job,
    Paul
     
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    Remember these were designed as chassis cabs.
    Incoming air from the heater needs to escape somewhere. All cabs and cars have exhaust vents somewhere.
    In cars they are commonly found in the boot area, under the rear bumper.
     
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    Set the heater controls to recirc. That'll stop cold air entering via the heating ducts.
     
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    That's a given everyone does that :LOL:
    It isn't a cure
     
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    Not sure how you can say that. It may not be a cure but it contributes to reducing draughts
     
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    Yes correct
     
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    Probably is a cure on an A class, though - no drivers door and no vent in the passenger door. Cab is draught free
     
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    Does anyone know if the driver and passenger doors are insulated behind the panels?
     
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