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Post by Shankalanks Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:14 pm

Hi, and apologies for the delay in the introduction.

Anyway we're expats in Galicia, Spain and came over here some years ago with the Clubman which we didn't use much for a few years.Though things are currently up in the air because of the necessary restrictions,we're hoping to spend a lot more time using it now. Maybe.
Meanwhile, over the last few years I've learned more than I expected about the workings of the habitation 'features' and also trying to keep the VW T4 2.5tdi out of the local rip-off garages. Happy to share what I've picked up if it helps anyone. Unsurprisingly the last project was adding solar as we reckon we'll be spending less time on campsites.
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Post by burlingtonboaby Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:14 am

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Welcome to the forum from Bridington 
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Post by modelman Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:35 am

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Post by roli Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:14 am

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Post by mikethebike Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:56 pm

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Post by Shankalanks Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:12 am

Hi all

Thanks to everyone for their kind welcome words.

We are Chander (myself), Dianne (my luvverly wife) and Cosmo (dreaded Bleu de Gascoigne hound beast).

Clubman hasn't got a name as most of what I've called it hasn't been very complimentary. Though to be fair, the Sussex dealers we bought it from - beginning with M - probably deserve most of the abuse).

Anyway over the last four or five years I've sorted (in no particular order):

- water pump
- fridge door
- cooker knobs
- new loo seat and cassette
- repaired water level sender in tank
- tank filler on vehicle side
- ehu connector on vehicle side
- serviced cascade II water heater (fully dismantled) hose connector failure &
- serviced cascade II water heater (fully dismantled) element bolt failure - thanks Gary
- isolator tap for cascade II so can empty for travelling (good idea as full tank is 20lb of water sloshing about)
- new speedometer
- removed egr (off-road-use-only of course)
- new suspension components
- new front brake discs
- replaced gear-lever bushings
- seat-safe under driver
- replaced ZIG charger with 3-stage charger
- reversing camera
- replaced cracked sliding window unit (horrible job)
- stopped leaks on nearside of vehicle
- chipped/remapped ECU to 139bhp
- s/steel exhaust components
- 120W solar panel within roof-bars
- 375W inverter/controller - fitted so not apparent inside habitation (wiring in wardrobe)

I'm sure there's more but there's always something that needs sorting, even if it's only to stop wasps building a home in the passenger door.

Think I'll document the PV addition if I can find a suitable topic to tack it onto the end of.

TTFN

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