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Post by Guest on Sat Aug 17, 2013 2:35 pm

Again a big thanks for that Matt.

Don't you just love these deceivingly clever little vans.?

Only when I am making money out of them or I am driving them fast
along country roads. They make me nervous in traffic wondering if the fan
will cut in when it should.

Definitely a love/hate relationship.

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Post by HighlyJetted on Sat Aug 17, 2013 4:44 pm

Nah, just live with the incorrect milage, it's not against the law.

The whole 'dash' unit with clock, clear cover, the brackets - the lot!!

3 screws, unplug cables, and speedo cable - refit the other dash.
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Post by Sebbahdee on Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:37 pm

Sorted everything.. Started driving into the sunset with a big sense of accomplishment and hope for an inevitably happy future and the speedo shoots up to 90. Fiddling around here with it for ages now.. No joy. Any special nack to this?..

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Post by HighlyJetted on Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:04 pm

What reg and engine sizes are each of the vans?
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Post by Sebbahdee on Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:37 pm

Might just swap them back.. Driving back from the workshop feeling chirpy and 10 mins in the warning light comes back on!.. Sinking feeling.. Did diagnostics again. 5/2, same again.
Now I've got a dodgy van and no speedo. Be it 20,000 miles younger!
What do you think? Is the sensor 100% in the speedo?

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Post by Sebbahdee on Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:46 pm

The donor van is x reg so I guess that's 2000? And the current van is s reg so that's 98 right?

And both are 1.3

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Post by Sebbahdee on Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:19 pm

Aaaaah would the light have come up again because the cable wasn't in? With the old dash the sensor would have read 0 maybe, due to fault but with the new one it reads 0 because its bit pugged in!..?

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Post by HighlyJetted on Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:47 pm

yes 100% the speed sensor is in the speed unit.

How your speedo is reading 90 is actually beyond me!
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Post by Sebbahdee on Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:07 pm

It was a REAL struggle to get the cable to clip in. The clips were the same on both vans so I imagine they're compatible.
I pushed it in lightly so it didn't click and it worked but it fluctuated slightly up and down, if you know what I mean.
On the old van it used to do the same all the time apparently. It fluttered, I guess that's the best description.
What do you think about the sensor theory. Do you think there is still hope that if the speedo starts working the problem might go?
If the cable was disconnected from any van would you expect the engine light to come on after 10 mins of driving just the same as mine does?

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Post by HighlyJetted on Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:19 am

Yes, if the speedo cable brakes or is disconnected you will get the VSS error.
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Post by Sebbahdee on Sun Aug 18, 2013 2:28 pm

HJ, king of all hijets. I owe you a drink.
All fixed. Problem solved. Thank you!
Right about to change the coolant. Got a bottle of antifreeze. Looks a few years old, from a car boot sale. Would you recommend? That stuff doesn't go old does it? What ratio for hot climate?

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Post by raydreadz on Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:23 pm

I'd stick to using the recommended red antifreeze at 50/50 max at this stage of your adventure, don't need to trigger an excuse for an overheat. Good luck
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Post by HighlyJetted on Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:30 pm

Sebbahdee wrote:HJ, king of all hijets. I owe you a drink.
All fixed. Problem solved. Thank you!
Right about to change the coolant. Got a bottle of antifreeze. Looks a few years old, from a car boot sale. Would you recommend? That stuff doesn't go old does it? What ratio for hot climate?
Flush the system really well for a start, get your hose pipe out and pump water through everywhere for as long as possible.

Really in theory, as long as the antifreeze is compatible with alloy blocks/cylinder heads and brass radiators then it should be fine - as long as you are fully flushed out of the old stuff.

Flushing coolant systems is much easier without the thermostat in place!
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Post by Sebbahdee on Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:32 pm

Just to let you know, we have just arrived in Africa!..
http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=10&u=18471605
Thanks again for all your help!..

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Post by PFM on Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:47 pm

Well done! Have a good holiday. Hope it gets you back home OK.

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Post by eddie0303 on Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:29 pm

Looks like your an international service Matt . God will shine on he who solves Hijet problems .

Keep up the good work mate . Very Happy 

All the best

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Post by HighlyJetted on Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:47 pm

Sebbahdee wrote:Just to let you know, we have just arrived in Africa!..
http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=10&u=18471605
Thanks again for all your help!..
Bloody hell Seb, I didn't think you'd make it Laughing 

Enjoy, and good luck, and thanks for the "post card" !!
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Post by Logi on Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:28 pm

But is that Africa, looks like Weston Super Mare to me. Wink
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Post by PFM on Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:58 pm

I heard that everything South of the Wall looks the same to you lot Very Happy

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Post by Guest on Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:36 am

And I hear the Men wear skirts too ..... Really odd lot up there .

Hadrian had the right idea --- keep them the other side of the wall

or they will drive you up the wall.Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes 

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Post by Sebbahdee on Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:07 pm

How do I post pictures without just copy/pasting link..

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Post by Mini-deli on Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:11 pm

Do these things have crank shaft sensors?

If so - that could be your problem.

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Post by HighlyJetted on Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:29 pm

Nope, no crank sensor.
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Post by HighlyJetted on Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:33 pm

Did you mean to post that crank sensor question here?!

Seb made it to Morocco after all!
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Post by Mini-deli on Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:35 pm

Ah.......

Cam sensor?

I fixed a clio recently which kept cutting out intermittently and I just fitted a new crank sensor.

So maybe it is the Cam sensor?

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Post by Mini-deli on Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:37 pm

Oh did he?

Good one!

I was interested in the cutting out fault..... Smile

I had better go back and have a better read of this post!




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Post by HighlyJetted on Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:44 pm

Sebbahdee wrote:HJ, king of all hijets. I owe you a drink.
All fixed. Problem solved. Thank you!
Right about to change the coolant. Got a bottle of antifreeze. Looks a few years old, from a car boot sale. Would you recommend? That stuff doesn't go old does it? What ratio for hot climate?
This was caused by the Vehicle speed sensor, and was cured by changing the clocks in the dash, as the sensor is part of the speedo clock.

Symptoms for this fault is the van will cut out after being driven at above about 50mph for some length of time.
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Post by Mini-deli on Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:48 pm

Thanks for that......

I was a little distracted and didn't notice the other 2 pages and jumped in a bit too quick!

Doh!

Embarassed 

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Post by HighlyJetted on Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:56 pm

Are you trying to find a solution to your own vehicle?
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Post by Mini-deli on Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:08 pm

No - just adding to my mental data-base!

lol! 

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