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  • Birthday 01/04/1947

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    Vital Spark
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    Near Cropredy

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  1. This post cannot be displayed because it is in a forum which requires at least 10 posts to view.
  2. Now, that's technology I appreciate, cheap, simple and long lasting. Can you still get the bulbs? Note the Made in England stamp. Don't see that very often 😞
  3. As I'm sure you're aware Oxford is effectively on the South Oxford canal which links directly with a vast cruising area. Whatever you decide I wish you the very best of luck and good health.
  4. Notwithstanding what I said about them last week on another topic you could try Selweb in Tamworth.
  5. Oh to live in a perfect world.
  6. E Bay 'tarpaulin grips' should find you what you want. Sorry but never mastered the linking bit to sites
  7. I have a "Tippy" ash container that I keep outside whilst in use. Yes, it's overpriced and cheaper copies are available, but it's given years of faultless use. It also fits behind my stove when not in use.
  8. Google Orbital Fasteners , search for 14mm studding and you should get an illustration. Not suggesting you buy from them but you'll get a good idea of what it looks like.
  9. Slim

    Runaway Engine Woes

    I found that the easiest way to undo the nut in question was to grind down the sides of an open ended spanner. Replacing the said nut can be a bu**er as there's not enough room for the nut between the end of the stud and the engine ? block. I used 2 half nuts which were thin enough to fit in the space.
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    Pushed in

    Yes, as everyone is saying, report it if only for the benefit of others. Obviously am pleased you're OK and it shows the kindness of the vast majority
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  13. First time Was my Mastervolt inverter that failed. Sellweb repaired it and it failed again within 5 hours with a bang and magic smoke. Returned it and they diagnosed a blown circuit board but with no circuit diagram (MV would not supply diagram or new board) they couldn't repair. Left it with them hoping that they got an identical unit in and they could compare. Still waiting and never got refund as per warranty. Second example which overlapped chronologically but totally separate was my Paguro (generator) control panel. I think they had 3 attempts at fixing that even with a circuit diagram that I sourced. Each time it came back faulty. In the end I gave up with a 90% functioning panel and fitted a supplementary external warning light and switch.
  14. I've got a MV 12/2000/80(or100?) so have a good idea of the switch. A quick Google shows several superficially similar switches. Replacement may mean a bit of fiddling but doable Walk gently, I didn't have the best of experiences with this company in two different instances.
  15. It's worse when you just left the screw on connector and can't find that spare you saw just the other day ....somwhere.......🗯️
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