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  1. Have you a price for that work Iain please?
  2. Colin's look like big bit's though , I always have that same Xmas tree effect and it's very fine particles, like a sludge.
  3. Very interested in this, regarding, moderns often being easy to fix apparently?, with some login and maybe web info?. Always fixed everything myself, apart from modern vehicles, as never had one. Thinking of getting another camper van, as had a few (newest was a 96, though 8 years old when I bought it). Don't have enough time to do too much work on a older one (even though I love them), which may well need immediate and ongoing TLC, so thinking, maybe around a 2010. So. Are more modern vans/cars, practical, (without lot's of dosh), if your prepared to research and do a bit of work on all the sensors/electronic issues it may have/arise?. Thanks, Dave
  4. Many thanks folks. Something Dave Twigger (OD Spares) advised that I'd not heard of before and may be useful for folk in the future with my symptom. There is a narrow drilling/passage way between the side of the plug threads of the pressure relief valve and the solonoid area. This can block up with small dirt particles and need a rodding through. Hoping mines just the solonoid, as won't have time to check this out at the mo.
  5. Hi. It's started to, not disengage, intermittently. So maybe holding pressure even when off?. Any ideas, about wether the solonoid internals need a bit of lube of some sort? Thanks, Dave
  6. Cheers Pete. Any lube in the bottom for the shuttle and also the other moving parts? Oil may dry out quickly with the heat anyway and hamper movement?. Maybe, I am over thinking this? I will replace all the orings
  7. Cheers Pete. What actually is it please? and assuming it's not delicate?. Also, after cleaning, is it left dry, ie, not oiled or lubed?. Cheers, Dave
  8. Thanks. It's stripped down (the same as the last time I did this job and, was cleaned and all 5 O rings repaced ) as in the above photo. The thingy in the bottom has freed up now and rattling when Solonid is shaken. Just wondering why it got stuck again, relatively soonish (car has been used all year around and oil was changed about 8 years/15000 miles ago and oil still pretty clean, will change it anyway) and any info in what to soak it in, to make sure the bottom thing is really cleaned out would be good. Cheers, Dave
  9. Thanks Wimpus. Hoping it is just a Solonoid issue as I have, as have stripped it down and it's not clacking in the bottom area when I shake it, like it's supposed to. Have put brake cleaner down there and no joy. Maybe try carb cleaner or cellulose thinners?. I'm not sure what this part is as such?, can it be encouraged to free up, by poking something down the body?. Also freed this part up when had OD problems about 8 years ago and car used regularly since. wonder why it's stuck again?. Anything to put down there that would really clean it and maybe make it last longer?. Cheers, Dave
  10. Hi. I did this job about 8 years ago and can't remember what was where (I think there was some miss info on positioning then on either, Buckeye, Parts list, and WM then and still is). I think I've established the canister filter is on the offside, though not sure if the Pressure Relief Valve is in the center (Pump on the nearside), or the tother way around. I have a memory that the PRV was central when I did it before?. Cheers, Dave
  11. Thanks, will do the magnet test. No, not a Waso Colin. By the way, are you ok?. Conspicuous by your absense lately I thought.
  12. Hi and thankyou all for the response. Have tried to attach photo's from my phone, though no joy, though I guess it should be simple. The 3 pronged catch looks the same/very simular to the 3rd photo and was a blackish colour, though when I fine sanded a small section looks to me to be a copper colour, rather than a more yellowee colour I associate with brass. I would have thought though that brass would be more suitable, as a harder metal?. Cheers, Dave
  13. Interesting that one, even if it's running well?. Dave
  14. Hi. Picked up an old petrol cap for Vitesse for pennies, that the flatish 3 prong copper thing (looks about 1mm thick), has a split. Looks easy to solder?. This will anneal/soften it, and I assume a bit of the original horizontal strength would be better?. After soldering, shall I dunk it in water, or leave alone, or any other ideas please?. Cheers, Dave PS. I guess anyway, the copper will be softer than the solder, so may break/split again?, though worth a go me thinks. Cheers, Dave
  15. Hi Paula. Good luck with the carb. Van looking very cute (hope Fergal's not getting jealous) Dave
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