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    Thread: Warming/defrosting van on cold mornings
Post: RE: Warming/defrosting van on cold mornings

Alternatively, try showing your wife this BBC Leicester article: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-le...e-11853933 It's from a few years ago but I doubt anything has changed. There's a lot of stuf...
notsofast B9 Second Generation 11 823 29-11-2021, 09:57 PM
    Thread: Warming/defrosting van on cold mornings
Post: RE: Warming/defrosting van on cold mornings

My first thoughts are: 1) Possibility of water ingress into the caravan socket (or would it have a covering flap?) 2) Possibility of corrosion over time due to exposed metal (and also water ingress) ...
notsofast B9 Second Generation 11 823 29-11-2021, 03:28 PM
    Thread: Berlingo 1.9d loss of power and black smoke
Post: RE: Berlingo 1.9d loss of power and black smoke

Injector problem?
notsofast M59 Berlingo 1 477 28-11-2021, 10:38 PM
    Thread: Bonnet edge flexible seal, what material is used?
Post: RE: Bonnet edge flexible seal, what material is us...

Have you contacted Citroen? Someone there must know.
notsofast M59 Berlingo 2 575 27-11-2021, 09:04 AM
    Thread: Preventing corrosion
Post: RE: Preventing corrosion

Ah, a workshop.  I was wondering how you could do all this kind of work at this time of year. How long does the treatment last?  You said you'd done your Volvo several times.
notsofast General Chat 17 3,139 20-11-2021, 03:48 PM
    Thread: Sliding Door Mis-alignment
Post: RE: Sliding Door Mis-alignment

(20-11-2021, 09:17 AM)pulstar Wrote:  Check if there are black round rubber washers/brackets present. They're just glued on the door and the chassis and tend to fall off weeks after purchase I'm...
notsofast K9 Third Generation 5 986 20-11-2021, 10:55 AM
    Thread: Sliding Door Mis-alignment
Post: RE: Sliding Door Mis-alignment

I suspect this is within the parameters of 'normal' production standards. I've got a 2020 standard length van, and the larger of the 2 rear 'barn' doors always looks as if it hasn't shut properly, exc...
notsofast K9 Third Generation 5 986 12-11-2021, 09:03 AM
    Thread: Lidl Battery Charger
Post: RE: Lidl Battery Charger

(12-11-2021, 08:23 AM)saskak Wrote:  I prefer to give my battery a decent charger every now and then to keep it in optimal condition and extend the lifespan. Sometimes I do not do that much long...
notsofast General Chat 13 2,038 12-11-2021, 08:32 AM
    Thread: MOT absorption coefficient (how to pass emissions)
Post: RE: MOT absorption coefficient (how to pass emissi...

A couple of years ago my (diesel) M49 was running very sluggishly when cold, with lots of white smoke.  As I had let it get very low on fuel a few times I wondered if sludge had got into the system an...
notsofast M59 Berlingo 23 6,071 10-11-2021, 06:58 PM
    Thread: Battery Charge or Electrical Supply Faulty
Post: RE: Battery Charge or Electrical Supply Faulty

Could one of the pulleys have seized?
notsofast B9 Second Generation 8 1,040 10-11-2021, 09:37 AM
    Thread: Hi all - Pug Partner owner!
Post: RE: Hi all - Pug Partner owner!

Welcome to the forum. Sounds like you've got a good low mileage vehicle that should be good for many years - they're willing workhorses and should suit your needs better than the Golf.  What's the sit...
notsofast Introductions 2 479 08-11-2021, 08:27 AM
    Thread: Loosing charge on a regular basis.
Post: RE: Loosing charge on a regular basis.

(07-11-2021, 08:10 PM)oilyrag Wrote:  You might also be draining the battery overnight by something drawing current - when you re-attach the battery leads look for sparking ( there may normally ...
notsofast B9 Second Generation 7 1,110 07-11-2021, 09:00 PM
    Thread: Citroen garage ripping me off to replace heater control panel?
Post: RE: Citroen garage ripping me off to replace heate...

An independent garage that specialises in Citroen might be worth seeking out, as they're more likely to have a genuine interest.  Mark Lightfoot in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, is owned by one of the members...
notsofast B9 Second Generation 13 1,856 05-11-2021, 08:10 AM
    Thread: Are there any common leak points?
Post: RE: Are there any common leak points?

Was water coming in around the roof rack brackets?  Mine all look fine. Though according to this video, apparently they can rust and cause water ingress inside the vehicle: https://www.youtube.com/wat...
notsofast M49 Berlingo 4 935 31-10-2021, 02:42 PM
    Thread: Citroen garage ripping me off to replace heater control panel?
Post: RE: Citroen garage ripping me off to replace heate...

I'm not experienced with this kind of thing, but I can't help wondering why the wiring there has burnt out - might it have been caused by another issue which, if left unresolved, causes the burnout to...
notsofast B9 Second Generation 13 1,856 31-10-2021, 09:24 AM
    Thread: What Van Insurance?
Post: RE: What Van Insurance?

(26-10-2021, 02:22 PM)Tree Wrote:  Directline - 30k miles per year for £220 Eh?  I've also got a K9, and I'm middle-aged with full NCD in a semi-rural area (and a 'discount' due to insuring both...
notsofast General Chat 5 2,031 30-10-2021, 05:48 AM
    Thread: Do you hate white panel vans? REALLY hate?
Post: RE: Do you hate white panel vans? REALLY hate?

I don't hate white vans, though I wouldn't choose to drive a white one, due to their reputation (and it's not a practical colour).   But if most vans were, say, green, it'd be green vans that had a re...
notsofast Drivers Café 3 1,125 29-10-2021, 06:05 PM
    Thread: Unsticking corroded bolts/nuts etc.
Post: RE: Unsticking corroded bolts/nuts etc.

Those twist-handle ratchets look neat.  At the moment I've only bought a couple of basic socket sets (1/2" and 3/8") and a couple of ramps, though no doubt I'll expand my toolset over time. I definite...
notsofast M49 Berlingo 37 8,258 28-10-2021, 08:52 PM
    Thread: Are there any common leak points?
Post: RE: Are there any common leak points?

I had exactly the same issue on the same age of van and had it welded a couple of years ago.  I had assumed the cause was condensation.  I often carry quite damp cargo and it's sometimes so moist insi...
notsofast M49 Berlingo 4 935 28-10-2021, 08:20 PM
    Thread: Painful.....
Post: RE: Painful.....

(27-10-2021, 11:49 AM)Gadgetman Wrote:  Besides, the M49 is a CLASSIC! And the best looking of the entire series! Not long after I'd bought my M49, the facelifted M59 came out, and I remember th...
notsofast General Chat 5 1,602 28-10-2021, 08:04 PM