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Hi a big thank you to all who have offered advice with my recent posts on problems with our new 'to us' traffic camper van, im not ignoring anyone but still going through everything. Will update here later with the hope might help others. In the meantime has anyone got a gas warm air blow heater, ours has been very difficult to start, had it running once, don't seem to want to play again, got plenty power & gas. Motor starts seems as if its going to go then stops manual says turn off n keep trying, any ideas welcomed.
 

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Had problems once with my gas fired water heater in my caravan.
Spider had found the air inlet to its liking and overwinter, blocked the thing.
With what you are saying, I suspect the air pressure switch is not seeing sufficient pressure so locking out before gas valve is opened.
Worth a check on inlet and outlet for any blockages.
But please bear in mind, this is a gas fired appliance, should be a Gas Safe engineer to do anything serious, it is a potential bomb or will poison you...carbon monoxide.
If unsure, get someone in.
 

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Hi. Thanks for your quick reply, ive worked with a gas engineer on caravans and lived on sea going and now a narrow boat for years. So very aware of gas safety issues. I won't be playing around. Your comments are most welcome I'll be very careful. Cheers Toni
 

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Oops and more questions, is it possible to get the 'little black bulb holders that fit on the back of the instrument panel'? My lights on indicator doesn't light, the bulb holder is missing as they are for some other lights, cheers Toni
 

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Hi just received the light bulb holders from ebay still don't have head light indicated lamp on will need to try tracing wires back if i can. Oh well on wards on along to next job. Cheers Toni
 

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DO you mean the Green light that shows on the instrument cluster here?

Is the main beam ( blue ) working ok?
 

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If the same as my 1988 1.7 T1000 - no bulb holder or power supply fitted for dipped beam - ( no wire in conn block that connects to bulb holder trace on panel ) optional extra ! - same with rear fog light - only power supply to o/s rear - no wire in conn block from o/s rear fog to n/s , another optional extra perhaps - or more likely o/s fog light only for `80`s regs
 

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Any consolation, my Kia has no dashboard indication for dipped beam... just dims when lights are on.
Does have main beam and fog light telltales though.
 

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Hi guys n gals, thought i would update you, Smoking engine, filled with second tank full now very little to no smoke, thank you for the advice, big relief.?
Gas heater, talked with propex very helpful, sent it off for them to sort it they think it the electric board inside?? One week turnaround, aprox £120. Will let you know how it goes, again thanks for your advice.?
Head lights, ordered two new from Classic Trafics in I O W only to discover they didn't fit due to my van made in 1988. No problem with classic trafics, sent mine he referb
them. Great job excellent communication & service highly recommend him ' daniel' very reasonable prices. Also got a speedo cable from him. BUT speedo still not working, top end turns so must be gearbox end???? Any advice welcome.
Fitted bulb holders in dash but still no dipped. Not too bothered.New tyres fitted at F1
Just been out for our first run from picking up from Wales. Very pleased, so glad we found this forum. Big thanks again.?
 

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Sounding good.
Jack up a drive wheel and spin it by hand.
That gives you chance to look at the gearbox end of the speedo cable and whether it is turning in the box.
I don't know on your box but many boxes in the past had a nylon drive gear/pinion that could be removed/replaced without serious surgery on the gear box.
Finding one may be difficult as well but at least you will know what you are looking for.
This on a Datsun will give an idea what I am thinking yu may have... skip to around the 2.30 mark if you get bored.
 

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Sounding good.
Jack up a drive wheel and spin it by hand.
That gives you chance to look at the gearbox end of the speedo cable and whether it is turning in the box.
I don't know on your box but many boxes in the past had a nylon drive gear/pinion that could be removed/replaced without serious surgery on the gear box.
Finding one may be difficult as well but at least you will know what you are looking for.
This on a Datsun will give an idea what I am thinking yu may have... skip to around the 2.30 mark if you get bored.
Had a search for gearbox pinion gear..but no luck..your right a simple change..RW might be able to point in the right direction
 

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Had a search for gearbox pinion gear..but no luck..your right a simple change..RW might be able to point in the right direction
Yeah, I did... found plenty for motorbikes, Minis, LandRovers, I know old Fords had similar systems but none for Renault.
That is assuming I read Toni correctly and it is not that the cable is spinning but the clock doing nuffink?
 

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Yeah, I did... found plenty for motorbikes, Minis, LandRovers, I know old Fords had similar systems but none for Renault.
That is assuming I read Toni correctly and it is not that the cable is spinning but the clock doing nuffink?
Good point might also be the speedo head at fault..
 

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I don't know on your box but many boxes in the past had a nylon drive gear/pinion that could be removed/replaced without serious surgery on the gear box.
I was thinking along the same lines from memories of my Vauxhall FE that had that problem.

Had a search for gearbox pinion gear..but no luck..your right a simple change..RW might be able to point in the right direction
Not this time .... unless someone is advertising a gearbox for scrap if a pinion needs to be sourced.

Good point might also be the speedo head at fault..
Sometimes the cables break mid length so could be that too. Just wondering if you could test the head with an electric drill with a bit jammed into the cable hole?
 
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