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Nov 18, 2011
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Well I would not call it fixed but the cylinder head gasket went on the way back from salt fleet gale
So I followed Wildman’s advice and put sum kseel well blow me apart from all the rusty water stains under the bonnet you wouldn’t think it had happened watt the hell is that stuff probably gummed up the work’s but seem to have worked Frome stemming traction engine to purring petrol will give it would never have believed it if I hadn’t seen it my shelf a good run today to try it out on to eBay
 

Wildman

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May 30, 2008
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Ilfracombe, Devon
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since 1967
Well I would not call it fixed but the cylinder head gasket went on the way back from salt fleet gale
So I followed Wildman’s advice and put sum kseel well blow me apart from all the rusty water stains under the bonnet you wouldn’t think it had happened watt the hell is that stuff probably gummed up the work’s but seem to have worked Frome stemming traction engine to purring petrol would never have believed it if I hadn’t seen it my shelf will give it a good run today to try it out on to eBay
KSeal is a substance that sits inert in your radiator system until it comes into contact with air, it then deposits a ceramic that seals the leak will stop a rad leak, hose leak and even as Bill has just found out a head gasket leak the blurb on the container says its good for the life of the engine and will NOT clog the radiator unlike radseal etc all my vehicles have a can in its an excellent and rapid fix for a tenner. I hope that means we will now see you at the meet Bill, you can always stay a few extra days to make up for any lost time, a number of other funsters are staying on an extra week after the rally proper. I look forward to seeing you there and if Jay is coming might even dig out the football table. 12v Seminar is on Sat and Sunday bring your own meter if you have one.

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Jul 28, 2010
1,718
614
The world
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12,902
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Small car
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1
Not fixed yet
One rear tyre :cry:

Big thank you to brianjoandjosh
For getting a new tyre to Malvern for me
If any one can help change a wheel with me I would need some help
As the Spare lives under the rear end :Eeek:


See you all there safe trip every one :thumb:
 
OP
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Nov 18, 2011
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KSeal is a substance that sits inert in your radiator system until it comes into contact with air, it then deposits a ceramic that seals the leak will stop a rad leak, hose leak and even as Bill has just found out a head gasket leak the blurb on the container says its good for the life of the engine and will NOT clog the radiator unlike radseal etc all my vehicles have a can in its an excellent and rapid fix for a tenner. I hope that means we will now see you at the meet Bill, you can always stay a few extra days to make up for any lost time, a number of other funsters are staying on an extra week after the rally proper. I look forward to seeing you there and if Jay is coming might even dig out the football table. 12v Seminar is on Sat and Sunday bring your own meter if you have one.
we are hoping to set of friday been and payd deposit on a nother van so thigs a bit tight but hoping to be thare fiday night seting off after lynn been to hospital :thumb:
 
Apr 29, 2012
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Holmfirth
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20,777
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1990 Gulfstream RV
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30yrs
fixing in progress. MOT showed up one rear wheel dragging enough for a fail, and the other three binding a bit [advisory]. So now its up on jacks, and over the next few days I will strip the calipers and get some copper slip on the moving parts. Its a common thing with RVs with disc brakes, and is best done every year really. I only said the last time out that it seemed to be doing a bit less to the gallon. May aswell do the full service while I am at it, as its getting due. Noticed from the MOT aswell, we did 2600mls this last year. Thats around 700lts of fuel. Thank the Lord for biodiesel. Next time out is 600 mile round trip to the great Dorset steam fair at the end of the month, Now officially christened the National Heritage show, and covers 600 acres in all.

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Janine

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Aug 22, 2007
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A little bit left of Middle England
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Autosleeper Nuevo
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since 1988
Fiamma wind-out wasn't winding back in evenly so had to resort to gaffer tape last time we were away in the van.

The fixes online - including an excellent video on John's Cross website - were for much newer models than ours.

In the end, I cranked it in while Barrie put tension on the 'good' side. It worked!

Happy days :Smile:
 

mike mcglynn

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Jan 6, 2008
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St. Helens MERSEYSIDE
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Autosleeper Warwick XL
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A long time now
fixed this week

shower door plastic trim around the edges kept coming off if you didnt notice it when having a shower and stood on it it would have cut feet badly so now its securely fixed with brass pins .:thumb:
 

joner8888

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Jan 4, 2012
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Fiat Ducato
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A few years now
From French trip--

Replace bulb

Fixed sticking fan relay

:Eeek: fixed O ring in Thetford loo box as pee ect ran over top of the box- :Eeek: could not eat for a day:help: - best diet ever

Fixing flapping roof vent now

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Oct 12, 2011
360
313
West Sussex
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18,461
MH
Lowline
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Since 2011 therefore I'm not a newbie anymore
Finally decided to fix the removable centre support for the Fiamma awning to the wall of the under bed storage area using stick on Velcro!

Got so fed up of it rattling around, remembered what I did with the umbrella in the wardrobe and thought I would try it!

Wow now a lot fewer rattles!
 

Chris

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May 5, 2010
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None
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The bracket that holds the fire extinguisher fell off.

Not fixed.::bigsmile:

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Feb 25, 2009
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C class
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Since 1972
After haveing a disaster with the fridge last week end had to take it out.broke the burner gas supply pipe, took broken pipe to Thread & Pipe in Bournemouth who on the spot made me a new one , whilst waiting for it to be made went for a cuppa in the cafe next door ( cuppa turned into a full English ) I was then dragged around a few shops!!::bigsmile:

Hopefully put it all back tomorrow

Les
 
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Nov 18, 2011
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Screwed the fixing bracket to the fridge and fixed the hinge on wardrobe door[FONT=&quot][/FONT]
:yeah:

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Jul 29, 2012
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Lost in La Mancha, Spain
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Benimar, Mileo 290i
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Not long enough, but a little common sense helps..........
Well I got sick of the "pain in the neck" from watching the TV which was on a bracket to high on the wall of the MH. I have remove it and made a box which it slides up and down into when not in use then covered it in the cushion cover material making the TV not visible when not in use. The whole thing has taken me 4 days to do ( work very slow ) and will post photos here in a few days.

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Mar 10, 2012
1,883
1,120
Lausanne
Funster No
20,102
MH
Laika EcoVip 2
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Since 2012
Brush clip in cupboard
Awning pole clip near Hab door
Polished out a scratch on some acrylic (oops...)
Installed water drain deflector off roof (avoids staining)
 
Jan 25, 2013
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11,168
Dorchester, Dorset, UK
Funster No
24,414
MH
Tribute T620
Exp
Since 1991
Repaired today

Rear plastic bumper, crunched comprehensively in a tired moment, "repaired" using a plastic bumper repair kit. Needed to make up new support brackets to replace the crap original ones which just fell off! Not pretty, but at least it won't fall off now as it did in Morocco! Thank goodness for gaffer tape!
Locker catch where some ham fisted clown wrenched the locker open without releasing the catch whilst on loan to family for a festival.
Loose tap on kitchen sink. Needed to remove the sink to get at it which dislodged the waste water outlet, which broke the crap sink retaining bolts and the rubber work top/sink seal. Sikaflex seems to be holding - so far!

You don't have a van just to have the fun of touring, it gives you a lifetime of "things to do"!

Now, better fixing for the seat support, swivel seat needs doing, led light over passenger seat.............. All for the " todo" list!
 
Jan 30, 2008
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207
West Sussex
Funster No
1,368
MH
C Class
Exp
7 years
Installed 1 x Gasit 6kg self fill system with external fill point, stripped back and repainted Camos Plus crank up alloy swivel plate on roof. Corrosion eating away at original paint covering.
 
May 13, 2012
363
137
West Mids
Funster No
21,018
MH
A Class
Exp
since 2012
The habitation door handle broke at the bottom, the plastic hole in the handle split and the pin had corroded

Drilled out a slightly bigger hole and replaced the pin with a cut section from a Galvanised nail (big one)

All was good ::bigsmile:

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