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  • in reply to: Sink Tap Leaking #3457
    Fred & Gill
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    Hello Vantopia, the taps on the SK (yours) are different to the SG (mine) – I forget the detail as it was a few years ago and I am a few years older and seem to forget detail!!

    I had to replace the microswitch on my kitchen tap and I think the two pipes push in (fully to engage seal) and are held in place by a pin as you describe…..the bathroom fits the same. these pipes can be dislodged if water freezes in the tap sufficient to push pass the pin.

    Yes its tight and tricky, think you need to remove shelves in cupboard & remove back panel. If I remember  undo lock nut underneath and push tap up through hole to access base of tap, remove pin and push pipes fully into place.

    Memory can be a dodgy thing, but hope this helps if your fitting is the same.

    If the problem is elsewhere on the tap, I expect a replacement tap will be easy to source.

    Fred

     

     

    in reply to: ABS issue #3451
    Fred & Gill
    Participant

    Hope that your issues are sorted now Jean and that the driveshaft resolved the ABS issue.

    That may relate to the comment that I made on the ABS thread about a serrated ring, think that may be part of the driveshaft??

    All feedback is good on these older vehicles as we learn to manage them

    Fred

     

    in reply to: Sulphur smell #3449
    Fred & Gill
    Participant

    great to hear from you both.

    That’s an unusual one, might save a lot of head scratching, so thanks for the warning.

    Hope that the  Scottish weather is behaving so that you can really enjoy the scenery….although not so good here down South.

    Put my Moto Guzzi 850 v-twin back on the road this year, but not fancied riding it much – it’s a fine weather bike.

    We were in Scotland 3 years ago when they had the heatwave and we had 3 wonderful weeks, that was the best of three trips by a long way

    Fred.

    in reply to: Exsis SK Vario seat, Air Con, Cruise, No rust #3443
    Fred & Gill
    Participant

    Not surprised that it went so quickly Dougie – you had top quality work done (respray & rust treatment) to your exacting standards, as was the great table modification that you ‘engineered’ and showed us on your earlier thread.

    Thanks for having me over to see your great respray/underseal job – I was impressed and inspired and must start the process to get the tardy areas of mine sorted.

    Sorry that circumstances have not allowed you to realise all your Exsis journey and thanks for the excellent contributions that you have made to the Exsis family.

    Hopefully we will here from the new owner and he will benefit from wealth of information available.

    Very best wishes,

    Fred

    in reply to: ABS #3424
    Fred & Gill
    Participant

    There have been a few ABS related problems over the years…..this is a Ducato related problem not peculiar to Exsis.

    A search on this current site will reveal some reports by Tony

    Page 3 ABS Woes

    Page 5 ABS Fault

    also there is reference in the Little Exsis Book

    Page 768 ABS Control Module Corrosion

    I think that I can also recall that someone had a problem with ABS flickering light many years ago, but that would have been on one of the old sites and lost. My memory may fail me in this report, but I replied that I had a similar problem with my Rover 400 and the local garage discovered that a segmented plastic or Fibre ring that picks up wheel rotation had split and this caused the ring to slip, which activated the ABS light. The ring was changed and the fault cleared.

    I did mention that I had no knowledge that a Ducato operated on a similar principal ……..I think that the person with the fault had this checked out and found that this was the problem on his Ducato Exsis.

    Please understand that I may have got this wrong and this was probably about 8- 10 years ago.

    Best wishes and if you are really stuck you could try to PM Tony

    Fred

    in reply to: Screen shots of Road Tests #3413
    Fred & Gill
    Participant

    That was a good spot to notice those missing links Chris.

    I have not looked at those for a while, but they are a good read.

    The reviews and comments were quite complimentary of the Exsis, so very useful for recent owners to indulge in a bit of self satisfaction and reassurance with their purchase and even more useful for prospective purchasers to give them confidence in the marque.

    Barry worked quite hard to assemble that information , so I hope that the links can be resurrected.

    Thanks for the tip off and the above article.

    I have the have the ‘Which Motorcaravan’ 2003 magazine – the most exciting motorhome…ever! and maybe one or two other articles somewhere. I think several of us sent info to Barry and then the wizzo sorted some pdf out, I think??

    Fred

    in reply to: Weird Elektroblock EBL99 Problem #3412
    Fred & Gill
    Participant

    Thanks again Tom for an informative and detailed report and feedback.

    I have the SG and have checked mine this morning.

    The substantial metal piece is all smooth and shiny on the outer surface (facing downwards into locker) over the complete length. I did notice that the inner surface (uppermost facing plywood top) was quite pitted at the open  area exposed in the centre near the substantial upright post and on the open edge near the seat belt at the gangway, but smoother (by touch) away from these points.

    I’m not an acrobat so I didn’t look up from underneath as in your photo for staining.

    Guess that to take a good look it would be necessary to remove ply wood seat base top – a few screws and staples……if I was looking to clean out all the dust I would do that, or if you would like further comparison, I could be persuaded.

    Cheers, Fred

    in reply to: Weird Elektroblock EBL99 Problem #3377
    Fred & Gill
    Participant

    Sorry to hear about your problem Tom – what else to do on a wet afternoon, but to go and look for identification on my Elektroblok.

    Couldn’t find any identification under close scrutiny with a torch – although there is a big Varta battery in front of itbut I could peer down in between.

    All I could find was the original component documentation (German) that came with the van and it has EBL99G on it .

    My Exsis SG left factory March 2006 2.3 JTD , similar to yours I believe.

    Best wishes for sorting it out, your much better than me with electrics.

    Fred

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 2 months ago by Fred & Gill.
    in reply to: door lock #3363
    Fred & Gill
    Participant

    On the ball there Barry

    in reply to: ABS rear bumper repair #3360
    Fred & Gill
    Participant

    That’s a good result Tom, well done.

    Invaluable information too for other owners who may have the misfortune of a bump in the future and perhaps think that they are faced with the extortionate cost of a new replacement part.

    Regards, Fred

    in reply to: EBay Exsis #3356
    Fred & Gill
    Participant

    That’s a good spot, don’t think the van is known to us?

    Seems reasonably priced, given the ‘word’ that prices are sky high due to the demand and scarcity of vans.

    We have been camping twice recently to our quiet places – 1 other van on one and the place to ourselves on the other…..so glad it was not this Bank Holiday W/E though!

    Fred

     

    in reply to: ABS rear bumper repair #3349
    Fred & Gill
    Participant

    Tom, have a look at this thread General Discussion page 9  2019 Rear Bumper Sections

    I reply to ?? stating that my original post is not on this current Forum, but I do post the story and show a picture of the damage

    Fred

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 3 months ago by Fred & Gill.
    in reply to: ABS rear bumper repair #3347
    Fred & Gill
    Participant

    Ouch Tom!

    I smashed my offside corner section about 3 years ago, much worse than yours and had it repaired for £150 cash – I did post photos at the time, but I’ll look at the earlier threads to see if its still here.

    I got a silly qoute from Darren at Brownhills (480??, I think), apparently Hymer  prices had increased significantly and he advised it would be cheaper to get repaired.  I tried Bath repairers, but they wanted silly money nearly as much as a new part and in one case more!  Eventually I tried a small repair shop out of town, who said that they would fit it in between jobs – I waited nearly 3 weeks mind, but it was good and cheap.

    Mike Sidebottom had damaged his centre section a year or so earlier and he advised that he had his repaired locally to him at less than £200, I think??

    My biggest concern with self repair was  being able to match and get a good paint finish – and I am pleased that I didn’t try.

    Best wished for a good outcome.

    Fred

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 3 months ago by Fred & Gill.
    in reply to: Fiat Ducato Workshop E-manual #3339
    Fred & Gill
    Participant

    Well done to all above ,no doubt this reference will be a valuable source of information for these older base vehicles.

    I bow to you guys for the knowledge and computer terminology  used above as it didn’t mean anything to this old fool.

    Regards, Fred

     

    in reply to: Heater Fan #3338
    Fred & Gill
    Participant

    Thanks for sharing this information and for giving the extra detail for location of fuses and relays.

    This may well be useful to owners as aged components fail on the base vehicle.

    Electrics can be a difficult problem to solve, but having a starting point may well help.

    Regards, Fred

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