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Roma B Update

Post by davtherav on Sat Sep 24, 2016 9:34 pm

I thought it a good idea to give Roma B a good old clean, easier said than done as she is parked up on a secure site near where I live ( has been here for a couple of years not turned a wheel in all that time) No water on site so I have been bringing it in containers from home. The first application was with Fenwick's caravan cleaner concentrate, it's a great product, two capfuls into five litres of water, apply, leave a couple of minutes and scrub! Magic, everything comes off quite amazingly well. Rinse off well with clean water. Blimey, she already looks great!
The second application was a wash with  Bodywork shampoo conditioner, I've just completed this today. Next job is to give her a polish with  Super Resin Polish and finally a wax with Rapid Aqua Wax (I'm using the Auto Glym products)
Sorry no photo, tried tinypic, but no joy. Me and modern tech. don't go!!

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Re: Roma B Update

Post by davtherav on Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:03 am

ROMA B continues to have stuff done to her. I restarted work (after my recovery from heart bypass surgery) in May. Replaced the pedal assembly after the heater control valve job. Replaced the fridge for a better 2nd hand one. Renewed the alternator. Removed all the window blinds for cleaning and re-tensioning. Replaced all the ancillary belts on the engine. Degreased the engine bay. Changed the gearbox oil. Renewed the clutch cable. Removed the radiator back flushed it at home (No water on site where she is parked)


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Re: Roma B Update

Post by boxerman on Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:36 am

davtherav wrote: Changed the gearbox oil. Renewed the clutch cable.
Don't know if you are aware Dave, but its recommended to overfill the gearbox by at least a pint.

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Re: Roma B Update

Post by burlingtonboaby on Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:32 pm

davtherav wrote:ROMA B continues to have stuff done to her. I restarted work (after my recovery from heart bypass surgery) in May. Replaced the pedal assembly after the heater control valve job. Replaced the fridge for a better 2nd hand one. Renewed the alternator. Removed all the window blinds for cleaning and re-tensioning. Replaced all the ancillary belts on the engine. Degreased the engine bay. Changed the gearbox oil. Renewed the clutch cable. Removed the radiator back flushed it at home (No water on site where she is parked)
Nearly there Dav.     up!
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Post by davtherav on Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:58 pm

boxerman wrote:
davtherav wrote: Changed the gearbox oil. Renewed the clutch cable.
Don't know if you are aware Dave, but its recommended to overfill the gearbox by at least a pint.

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Hi Frank,
I'm getting different recommendations about this. I've read that JKTowers says 1.3L and I've also heard that the level should be raised for the benefit of 5th gear lubrication. I've put 1.6L as the handbook says, but I'm willing to follow advice,!
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PS: I measured how much I drained out and it was 1.6L
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Re: Roma B Update

Post by boxerman on Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:15 pm

Yes! its for the benefit of the 5th gear. It is also recommended not to use 5th at under 40mph on the earlier Boxer [like mine] which is virtually the same box.

BTW use imgserve for your photos, its already linked to the site, use the 'host an image' icon above the reply box.

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Re: Roma B Update

Post by davtherav on Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:27 am

I've renewed the fuel filter (old type fixed with a centre bolt) the primer doesn't seem to work but I managed to fit it with most of the filter filled with fuel. Replaced the radiator, fitted the engine pulley cover (repaired with fibreglass) air filter box. Ordered up some jubilee clips for water and air pipes. The local garage man is going to get me a price for renewing the cam belt.  I'm happy with the progress. 
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Re: Roma B Update

Post by davtherav on Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:22 am

I removed all the curtains and took them home, washed them, dried and ironed them, they have come up well. 
I spent ages washing both sides of the wind out awning but it was worthwhile because it was filthy! 
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Re: Roma B Update

Post by davtherav on Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:20 am

How fiddly it is trying to get the curtains back up! You have to be double jointed for the ones over the kitchen sink and as for the side ones, well I'm going to be really struggling, is there a trick to it? I admitted temporary defeat yesterday preferring to work in the engine bay fitting and securing the air and radiator hoses!
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Re: Roma B Update

Post by Doris on Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:53 pm

I found that the easiest way with the  side windows was to unscrew the rail at the centre point where it is joined together and let it drop down slightly. I then removed the runners and attached them to the curtains. I then slid  the runners with the curtains attached back onto the rail and screwed the rail back in place. You might have to remove 2 screws from each half rail so that it drops down rather than bends
I agree about the rear window alto this method worked there as well.
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Re: Roma B Update

Post by davtherav on Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:11 pm

Doris wrote:I found that the easiest way with the  side windows was to unscrew the rail at the centre point where it is joined together and let it drop down slightly. I then removed the runners and attached them to the curtains. I then slid  the runners with the curtains attached back onto the rail and screwed the rail back in place. You might have to remove 2 screws from each half rail so that it drops down rather than bends
I agree about the rear window alto this method worked there as well.
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Thanks for this Doris,  I must admit that thìs is a good idea, I'll take your advice and give it a go.
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Re: Roma B Update

Post by davtherav on Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:48 pm

Doris wrote:I found that the easiest way with the  side windows was to unscrew the rail at the centre point where it is joined together and let it drop down slightly. I then removed the runners and attached them to the curtains. I then slid  the runners with the curtains attached back onto the rail and screwed the rail back in place. You might have to remove 2 screws from each half rail so that it drops down rather than bends
I agree about the rear window alto this method worked there as well.
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I've been to try your method Louise and found it fairly easy to do, so thank you again.
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Re: Roma B Update

Post by davtherav on Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:18 pm

I noticed that the narrow windows in the Luton have been letting in a bit of the wet stuff, so I removed all the upholstery cards and took them home for cleaning, after I'd done that I scrubbed all the carpet. Replaced the cards and then resealed the windows. I haven't had any response for requesting a bed board and mattress so I'll have to get some plywood for the board and think about alternatives for the mattress. 
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