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May 31, 2015
1,264
690
south oxfordshire
Funster No
36,639
MH
Hymer B584 classic
Exp
2017
Brought my van back , for mot preparation and test . Only had three faults to deal with , but one was a major mot issue ;
  • Wipers not self parking , (instant mot failure)
  • Dim side marker light ,
  • Wheel bearing had slight play (advisory from last year) .
I also wanted to clean and regrease the front caliper slider pins , as well as fit new bespokely cut mudflaps . The plan was then to service the van , and layup for the winter .

With the van back , work began ;
  • Wipers turned out to be a relay , interesting , as the circuit diagram suggested there wasn't any , i actually found two . Sourcing the duff one also proved interesting , until i discovered which other vehicles also used this specific relay .
  • Marker light was actually a bulb . I suspected a bad earth following a similar fault with another marker earlier in the year . This bulb was on the verge of blowing and was broken anyway ,
  • Front slider pins speak for themselves . Dismantled and dropped into my ultrasonic cleaner , while i pressure washed the wheel arch and topped the underseal up , after inspection .
These complete , i began to dismantle the rear wheels to deal with the rear bearings , and now it got really interesting . Drum off , i discovered a damp patch on the bearing hub . Closer investigation revealed the wheel cylinder was weeping , on a 20 year old motor this could be a problem , and it was ;
  • New wheel cylinders ,
  • New brake shoes ,
  • New fitting kits ,
  • New adjusters ,
  • Brake pipes all replaced from the fuel tank back ,
  • New flexible hose ,
  • New brake pressure valve ,
  • Complete brake fluid change , and
  • A complete overhaul of both handbrake adjusters ,
The rear brakes are now completely overhauled . Many of the brake pipes and the pressure valve didn't actually require replacement , however corrosion forced the issue , i had to cut bits off . My brake circuits , are split front and rear , so Fiat fitted an equal tee on the back axle , this is the only original part left other than the drums and back plates . I did actually replace this part at first , but i was left with a leak , i couldn't stop . Turned out , it was a part peculiar to Fiat and different to what's normally available . They can still be sourced but only from Fiat , and at a price , in packs of 5 . 120 quid against 4 quid locally , yeah right .
Anyway complete change of brake fluid and mot passed with no advisories . I changed the oil and fitted a new filter after running a flushing oil through the motor . Washed the van down , though you wouldn't know it , after i drove it back to storage . The mudflaps have been delayed till next year due to the extra workload , i had imposed on me with the brakes.
 
Nov 4, 2011
2,369
3,563
Uk
Funster No
18,763
MH
A class
Exp
2001
Brought my van back , for mot preparation and test . Only had three faults to deal with , but one was a major mot issue ;
  • Wipers not self parking , (instant mot failure)
  • Dim side marker light ,
  • Wheel bearing had slight play (advisory from last year) .
I also wanted to clean and regrease the front caliper slider pins , as well as fit new bespokely cut mudflaps . The plan was then to service the van , and layup for the winter .

With the van back , work began ;
  • Wipers turned out to be a relay , interesting , as the circuit diagram suggested there wasn't any , i actually found two . Sourcing the duff one also proved interesting , until i discovered which other vehicles also used this specific relay .
I would interested in which base Fiat your B584 is on and which relay you changed as I have the problem of intermittent not working on my 2001 B584.
cheers
 
Sep 12, 2016
1,660
2,734
Chesterfield England Tellus 3
Funster No
45,091
MH
Lunar Roadstar 800
Exp
10000 miles and 300 nights in 3 years
Oh SH.......................

Just reversing onto the drive after returning from Cheltenham and the Diesel Fuel Filter decides to squirt diesel all over the engine bay and drive

So a quick visit to YouTube and we know what to do BUT don't have the tools
So a few visits to car parts outlets and tool shops got almost everything we need

EXCEPT the special tool to open and tighten the fuel filter outer casing we have visited every car place between Clay Cross and Chesterfield (The North side) and no-one stocks one so working out a method to do it without

Will see what tomorrow brings

All parts and tools now in hand
Filter disassembled very easily ( ie the top seal ring wasn't tight undid far too easy with a small ratchet handle)
filter body cleaned ,a new filter inserted and reassembled
Headlight removed filter refitted headlamp refitted

Engine run after filter bled of air no problem

Today I've restarted the engine to move Maxine and clean all the diesel off the drive

Job DONE first major mechanical repair I've EVER done

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May 31, 2015
1,264
690
south oxfordshire
Funster No
36,639
MH
Hymer B584 classic
Exp
2017
Hi mate , it''s a 2000 Fiat 2.8 idtd , model 230 - 14q . The relays are on the firewall between the heater coolant feeds / bleeder and the brake master cylinder . The wiring take you straight there from the motor . There are two , a standard 4 pin which any local motorist centre should stock , and another nearly twice the height with 6 pins .
This was the one i replaced , problem being all the markings had rubbed off . So i had nothing to work with for testing or ordering . I could find nothing wrong with the 4 pin when i tested it , so i left it be .
 
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TheBig1

LIFE MEMBER
Nov 27, 2011
12,509
18,031
Dorset
Funster No
19,048
MH
A class
Exp
many many years! since I was a kid
Looks like somebody else likes the ladder too....
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that reminds me of a few years back, I was working on a single story roof. turned round and my staffy had followed me up the ladder and was happily wandering round the roof taking a good look at everything. when I was done I had to put her on my shoulder and carry her down the ladder
 
Apr 6, 2019
708
702
Peterborough
Funster No
59,702
MH
C Class?
Exp
1999 Autocruise Impala, bought 2019
Fitting a 8KW Chinese Diesel Heater, 260W solar Panel and a new Mini Heki Skylight upgrade to someone's Sprinter Conversion this week.
I am sure other people too would like to know about the diesel heater noise and amps drawn on startup (the only downsides I have read about?)

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Minxy Girl

LIFE MEMBER
Aug 22, 2007
20,364
21,960
E Yorks
Funster No
149
MH
Carthago Cmpct i-138
Exp
Since 1996 we've had Elddis, Swift, Rapido, Rimor, Chausson MHs and Autocruise & Globecar PVCs
that reminds me of a few years back, I was working on a single story roof. turned round and my staffy had followed me up the ladder and was happily wandering round the roof taking a good look at everything. when I was done I had to put her on my shoulder and carry her down the ladder
One of our previous dogs climbed the ladder to the roof of our bungalow then proceeded up the tiles and walked along the ridge towards hubby ... she could also climb the army type rope netting (wide squares) stuff you get on assault courses! Another could climb a normal ladder into the attic AND come down it again!
 

grasscutter

LIFE MEMBER
Oct 11, 2009
1,715
3,295
East Wittering. West Sussex.
Funster No
8,848
MH
C Class
Exp
Started in 1980
In the middle of fitting new batteries, extra solar and replacing a cracked shower tray.
Although I could have got away with a repair on the shower tray (3 cracks)
one of the drain outlet traps ( centre screw thread socket snapped) was broken.
Lovely how motorhome manufacturers fit the shower tray with no access to get at it.
Have managed to source a shower tray on eBay.
This one is a major job.
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Sep 12, 2016
1,660
2,734
Chesterfield England Tellus 3
Funster No
45,091
MH
Lunar Roadstar 800
Exp
10000 miles and 300 nights in 3 years
I'm in the process of fitting a new DVR which has front and rear cameras

after the easy bit fitting the new centre mirror and wiring (including GPS module) the rear view camera is ...............................................................

the module only comes with 6m of cable , so after sourcing some shielded 5 core from my stock box (only needed 4 core) and getting it soldered and shielded and weather proof took a while.

NOW I'm trying to find a way of getting the cable into the cab in the shorted route, left it now can't see anything will be finishing off after the weekend now

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TheBig1

LIFE MEMBER
Nov 27, 2011
12,509
18,031
Dorset
Funster No
19,048
MH
A class
Exp
many many years! since I was a kid
Ito the battery box under the floor, then feed across the floor and up A pillar.
Or via passenger side step behind the plastic liner and then up A pillar
 
Sep 12, 2016
1,660
2,734
Chesterfield England Tellus 3
Funster No
45,091
MH
Lunar Roadstar 800
Exp
10000 miles and 300 nights in 3 years
I'm in the process of fitting a new DVR which has front and rear cameras

after the easy bit fitting the new centre mirror and wiring (including GPS module) the rear view camera is ...............................................................

the module only comes with 6m of cable , so after sourcing some shielded 5 core from my stock box (only needed 4 core) and getting it soldered and shielded and weather proof took a while.

NOW I'm trying to find a way of getting the cable into the cab in the shorted route, left it now can't see anything will be finishing off after the weekend now

OK
DVR now totally installed, it has picture of front camera with picture in picture of rear camera or just front or rear camera when in reverse it auto switches to rear camera

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a short video of it operating is here not bad for an Ebay special and although I had to insert another 4 metres of 4 core shielded cable the rear camera is quite good. Front is 1080P and rear 720P

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jollyrodger

LIFE MEMBER
Oct 1, 2012
6,253
18,615
Travelling
Funster No
23,107
MH
A Class Hymer B574
Exp
Since 1970'ish
Last of the major jobs for a while . I hope :xsmile:
New clutch kit gone in today I had to adjust it on the last trip through Scandinavia. And looking at it when taken out it was on its last legs .
1998 ,and at 089449klm it could be the original I don't know,but not bad for 21 years if it is.
Recapping previous to me it had sat around for a while with low miles .
Now brought into the 21st century with
A compleat new brake system.
Air assist rear suspension.
New front shocks and springs .
Now a new clutch kit.
Good for another 21 years and planning the next adventure to hopefully warmer climes :xThumb:
 
Jun 30, 2013
5,312
8,453
Cotes d'armor, France
Funster No
26,730
MH
Burstner Harmony TI 736 G
Exp
Since 1987
Just got home after 3 weeks away and a couple of weeks ago, I noticed the fridge wasn’t really getting very cold on gas. Seems to work perfectly on 12v and we had a hook up one day last week and it worked fine then.
I also noticed the burner flame didn’t seem to increase in size when I lowered the temp setting on the fridge.
So, a few days ago I cleaned the burner but it seemed clean anyway. Checked the flue too and that was clean, so thought it must be the burner jet or something more serious
Anyway, we got home today and I took out the burner jet. Looking through it, with a magnifying glass and torch, the hole didn’t appear quite round. Not wanting to poke anything into the jet, I found a can of butane gas and squirted some in the jet till I got a nice clear jet of gas coming out the other side.
That must have done the job, I can hear the burner roaring as it used to and the fridge goes down to 4 degrees in a couple of hours. Result!
Just need to get the gas joint professionally checked now.
 
Mar 8, 2016
1,537
3,799
leicester
Funster No
41,924
MH
euramobil 810
Exp
since birth
On the way back from Frankfurt the other week, we had an alternator failure, had to get recovered. Been trying to get my local guy to look at it but his ramp has a camper without a gearbox on it and they are waiting for bits, so i set to myself.. Its a Euramobil 810 HS tag axle,with a 2.8 JTD, which is very low at the front, i have a bit set of wooden levellers that are a around a foot tall , and getting up on those meant i could just get under her to do it.. needs decent light, battery disconnect etc , managed to get it off ok, although it was hard , flat on my back . Once it was off, though , the fun started , as there wasnt a hole big enough for it to come out through.

At this point i am going to put her back together , but decide to see if i can get some clearance by removing the underfloor sound deadening, but with a little bit of jiggling and a strong tailwind, i got it out over the top of the exhaust , in front of where the turbo meets the front pipe.

Because i am a tight arse, and i didnt want to spring £400 for a new one i got Cox's at ATherstone to recon it, which they did i 2 days, and today i put her back together, wasnt easy , but she is back on, and belt isnt squealing, so its all good.

Unlike me who feels like i got hit with a bus lol.

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May 17, 2019
74
151
Touring Europe
Funster No
60,892
MH
Semi integrated <8m
Exp
On the road since ‘91, in an Adria Matrix since 2018
Fitted air pair of Dunlop air assist bellows over the course of yesterday and today to our Adria Matrix. Fairly straightforward installation, time consuming but I wanted to get it right so everything was checked twice! But without a hoist, crawling under the van was really arduous and time consuming working on the drive, but at least the weather held good and it didn’t rain.
The Adria wiring loom is held to the chassis by holders that have ample capacity for the airlines and compressor power cables, made a really neat installation. Housed the compressor in the Heckgarage - sufficient cables and air hose to reach the full length of the vehicle.
I’ve mislaid my crimping tool, so will have to complete the electrics tomorrow after I’ve bought a new one. Pumped it up with an airline this afternoon and so far, so good, no pressure loss.
Will update when complete.DC7B5CB4-67E2-4F44-8D48-27F566AA1239.jpeg87A1F7C8-F5EA-47AA-99E6-27954A262045.jpegB70CA99B-DAD7-490E-B243-7CD479C72F6A.jpeg

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Aug 18, 2014
12,917
36,213
Spain
Funster No
32,898
MH
Transit PVC
Exp
just restarted after 30 year break
Fitted an ehu socket & wired up to an rcd + mcb's unit. Separted batteries & fitted a vsr split charge relay along with a 12 v fuse box.Then wired a battery charger from mcb to leisure battery & tested ,all ok.
Installed solar charging unit & wired up. Fabricated brackets & fitted to solar panels .Fitted to the roof & wired to the unit. Tested ok.
Fitted voltage display unit showing state of leisure battery.
Today we have fabricated a galvanised sliding step bracket & slide .Just needs some tread welded in tomorrow then paint & final fit.
 
Mar 15, 2019
333
377
Funster No
59,148
MH
AutoCruise Stardream
Exp
Newbie April 2019
Going through an LED phase

Upgraded the interior lights to LED
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Used self adhesive led strip and an ally plate to mount them and work as a bit of a heatsink. The 3 lights now use about the same a one standard one and cost me £1 to do all 3 😁

Next upgraded the front sidelights, right is before, left is after. Not as dazzling as pic makes out, just bit of lens flare. Also upgraded headlights to Osram nightbreakers while at it.

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Had to also fit canbus correctors to stop the dash error light

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Also finally fitted my gas bottle brackets and Truma gas filter.
 
Jun 30, 2010
7,444
18,311
Cornwall
Funster No
12,372
MH
1992 VW Auto sleeper Mono
Exp
Since 2005 this time
Had an attempted breakin, scum bastards chose the wrong end of the sliding window, (the bit that doesn't slide) cracked the plastic. Haven't a clue what to do. I think I'll , as previously planned, sell it on, with a reduced price, once the mot is renewed in april.

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Aug 18, 2014
12,917
36,213
Spain
Funster No
32,898
MH
Transit PVC
Exp
just restarted after 30 year break
Had an attempted breakin, scum bastards chose the wrong end of the sliding window, (the bit that doesn't slide) cracked the plastic. Haven't a clue what to do. I think I'll , as previously planned, sell it on, with a reduced price, once the mot is renewed in april.
Sorry to hear that .
 
Sep 16, 2016
3,450
6,884
Near the junction of the A14 and A1, Cambs
Funster No
45,145
MH
Elddis Autoquest 175
Exp
Since 2010
Although the gear change on our 2013 Peugeot Boxer has not been a problem or particularly knotchy, I wanted to see if it could be improved with a fully synthetic gear oil, and the answer is yes.

After a run to warm the oil up, I drained off the original gearbox oil, leaving it to drip for half an hour to get as much of the old stuff out and was a little surprised that this only amounted to 2.5 litres of the 2.7 litres it seemingly should have been filled with even allowing for the fact that you will not get every last drop of the old oil out.

It would appear that it is now advised to fill these gearboxes with 2.9 litres of oil, so in went 2.9 litres of Castrol Syntrans Multivehicle 75W-90 fully synthetic gear oil and the gear change is now as smoooooth as silk even when cold.
 

TerryL

LIFE MEMBER
Mar 5, 2010
4,474
4,511
North East
Funster No
10,511
MH
Low Profile
Exp
2009
New battery in a TPMS sensor when it kept warning me of a slowly deflating tyre - which it wasn't thankfully!

I'm a real convert to TPMS but when they start to go wrong the imagination starts to run riot!
 
Jan 18, 2019
147
236
Bolton
Funster No
58,086
MH
Hymer Exis
Exp
Since 2010
Left Calais for points south on Monday, on Tuesday the grey water tank's valve handle came off in my hand. The retaining pin had fallen out. Cheers Hymer. Sourced nut and bolt to suit and refitted today. Bit of a bugger as it's under the saloon floor, retained by an impossible to remove bracket. Which got bent.

Wine o'clock now ...

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