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  • in reply to: Broken Rear Garage/Storage Handle #3696
    Fred & Gill
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    Hello Foxy,

    The two screws on the outer part screws into an inner boss behind the grey plastic  boot trim.

    If you look through the photos above you can see it on my first two photos. If you have damage inside you may have to remove the boot trim – for this see also above the excellent information from  Harvey.

    Barry did a great job putting all this information together in this thread – its probably in the Exsis book also thanks to Tom

    Regards all, Fred

     

    in reply to: Step ends #3690
    Fred & Gill
    Participant

    Hello Marley, my corner pieces are grey.

    One broke many many years ago (so can’t remeber the detail).

    I just ‘Araldited’ it in place and didn’t buy a new part.

    I do recal several years ago on another Forum reading that these caps were available (not sure if they are now).

    Did you buy new corner caps? If so perhaps a reference on this thread may help others.

    Thanks, Fred

     

    in reply to: Bottle Stopper Rescue #3688
    Fred & Gill
    Participant

    Well done, teamwork really does help to solve problems, especially if based on previous knowledge & experience.

    Over the years this valve has been a problem and several aspects are covered in the Little Exsis Book produced by Tom.

    Specifically to the comments and help from Marley regarding photos of the completely removed valve

    that he posted with the help of Barry in February 2019 see page 13  Water tank posting number 920.

    The above photos may be very helpful to newer owners

    Fred

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    in reply to: Bottle Stopper Rescue #3683
    Fred & Gill
    Participant

    It’s gonna be a lot harder than when you changed the sink Dave and posted photos of your head sticking out ha ha!

    Unless the actual tank is leaking just go for the easier options posted

    At my age I think I would just use the cork – no frost now so can leave water system filled

    Good to here from you best wishes for a good Covid free camping season

    Fred

    in reply to: Copy of original keys (rear and main door) #3671
    Fred & Gill
    Participant

    Hello Tango and welcome, sorry for delay and that no one has come to your aid sooner.

    Regarding the main blue vehicle door & starting……I can’t specifically answer that. However, I would have thought that as it is not a electronic key fob a replacement could be found through advice from Ducato Forums, motor factors (even Timsons ?), or other motorhome forums as most are Ducato based. Not sure this question has come up before on this Forum or in the ‘Little Exsis Book’

    Regarding Zadi keys/locks/barrels for the boot handles and the side habitation door -there is a lot of information on this Forum and also in the ‘Little Exsis Book’. If the locks & barrels are original you will find that one key will operate all of these.

    See ‘Broken Rear Garage/Storage Handle thread by Peter V. on page 6 of General discussions. You will find that Barry had replied to a question and very kindly included a whole series of replies and advice from various participants.

    Hope this helps to start – Fred

    in reply to: Hymer SG in Met red, 4 belted seats, 2.8, 6 speed #3663
    Fred & Gill
    Participant

    Best wishes for finding a deserving and lucky buyer for your obviously cherished and somewhat unique 6 speed version. It seems to tick all of the boxes for desirability.

    Although I don’t recall active posting from yourself in the past (presumably you are a long term owner?), please inform the lucky new owner about all the information available on this website.

    Regards, Fred

    in reply to: Think You Have An Electroblock Problem? #3659
    Fred & Gill
    Participant

    Hello Tango & hopefully you get your problem resolved soon and easily so that you can enjoy a Happy New Exsis Year.

    Sorry, but I am not really able to advise on electrics.

    Two simple thoughts, although I expect you have moved beyond these in your problem solving.

    First – it’s winter and if batteries are old orbit regularly charged they die – have you checked your battery.?

    Second – there is a on/off  12v power supply switch on top of the EBL, has this been inadvertently switched off ?

    best wishes, Fred

    in reply to: Heater #3584
    Fred & Gill
    Participant

    From the original installation manual.

    Rated thermal output 3700W

    Gas Consumption 150/310 g/h

    Airflow Rate approx 70/102 m3/h

    Current Input at 12v 1.0/2.3 A

    Standby 0.01 A

    It’s how long is a piece of string because of all the anomolies i.e – other power use & temperature…..so divide 1.0 a/h into battery usable capacity.

    We are low energy users don’t light up like Blackpool Illuminations & don’t  use a television or other devices. Never been a problem to go a couple of nights without hook up in the winter currently we have a Varda LFD 90 previously a 105 a/h battery. We rarely go more than a couple of days without moving on or driving to a place of interest so that replenishes battery for us.

    We usually use heater on low power as Gill finds the fan noise annoying – me, wouldn’t hear it without my hearing aids Ha Ha !

    Hope this helps

    Fred

    in reply to: Fridge condensation outlet blocked leak trouble #3579
    Fred & Gill
    Participant

    Silly isn’t it, but a good tip to follow.

    We had a problem with a wet fridge indoors last year, but only water inside fridge – same problem and easily unblocked.

    Fred

    in reply to: Champagne colour cupboard paint #3578
    Fred & Gill
    Participant

    I am sure that you (Katy & Alistair) will solve it  having had some good solutions in the past to issues.

    Feedback for us might be useful, but I am trying to be super careful now.

    Good idea Chris – or perhaps a car/touch up touch up service can colour match?

    Good to hear from you both – are you still riding the classic bikes? or was it too wet this summer.

    I put my Moto Guzzi 850 v twin back on the road in April after a lay up of 10 years ….. it was a panic measure just before I was 75! Nice to ride, but too big to manhandle a few more rides before winter perhaps, but next year?

    Fred

    in reply to: An overseas visitor? #3577
    Fred & Gill
    Participant

    Overseas visitor, but same Exsis Family Keith.

    How about this for a co-incidence.

    We were touring Cornwall last week and during our cool outdoor early evening social drink one evening Gills brother -in-law (own van)….suddenly remembered seeing an Exsis recently with an unusual number plate in Wells . You guessed it same van IOM!

    Fred

    in reply to: Spotted an Exsis? #3570
    Fred & Gill
    Participant

    Had to Rub my eyes, a white Exsis drove past my house – I live in a Cul-de-Sac!

    It parked up just down the road and by the time I got there the couple were unloading a bike. A brief hello as they were pre occupied and pushed for time as the chap was about to prepare to cycle on the Kennet & Avon Canal from Dundas Aquaduct to Devizes – hopefully before it got dark. So no time for all the usual elation and banter at meeting another Exsis owner. Really an odd co-incidence because the canal is a couple of miles from where I live.

    They had never seen another Exsis and had missed my red one tucked back in between houses. They were not aware of this site or the Facebook group. I briefly told them of all the information available and of the Little Exsis Book and magazine articles. They have owned the SK van for 4 months and bought it from a dealer.

    Fred

    in reply to: Loss of power! #3569
    Fred & Gill
    Participant

    Do you have a red light showing on the dashboard panel and when you lift your foot off does the light go off – perhaps turbo sensor/EGR related?

     

    Could be just an air leak as Tom suggests, or if you have the red light may be a bit more complicated and need diagnostic reading by garage. Perhaps one of the pressure sensors or EGR valve sticking.

    Had a bit of bother with mine for a couple of years and got it sorted earlier this year. They had two bites of the cherry involving checking for air leaks and replacing sensors, then freeing up EGR valve – total cost was about £350 – been ok so far. Mine is a 2.3 JTD

    Hope you have an easy fix and get some more trips in.

    Fred

     

     

    in reply to: Sink Tap Leaking #3560
    Fred & Gill
    Participant

    Ha Ha Dave, I remember that photo with your head sticking out of the top and somehow you in the under cupboard.

    Fred

    in reply to: 2005 Exis SK for sale LHD #3539
    Fred & Gill
    Participant

    Thanks for the feedback.

    It’s reassuring to see that there is still good interest in our unique vans

    Fred

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