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IDS

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  1. The drain tap typically doesn't get the last 10 litres out of the tank !
  2. There are a variety of 'pipe cleaning brush' products on EBAY,
  3. The reason your boat looks down at the stern is probably more to do with the water tank at the front being empty. Fill your tank and it will trim up. But while you have all the water drained to the stern, pump it out first.
  4. Have you contacted Plastimo customer service dept for repair advice, if its a common problem they should have a repair option.
  5. IDS

    Temp sender

    Over temperature warning may be a sounder not a lamp.
  6. Is it possible a previous owner had a new engine or gearbox fitted? So needed to relocate mounts
  7. Balance £250 against how much fuel is in the tank. You can either drain the tank from a drain point (if fitted), or just pump it out with a drill pump and a short length of hose, and send it to the tip for disposal. Large plastic containers are sometimes available from garages or boat yards for this (empty bulk oil delivery containers). Then put in some fresh fuel with a double dose of your chosen biocide additive. It worked for me. Rust flakes and larger particulates usually settle on the bottom of the tank, where they stay unless shaken up. The fuel delivery pipes usually draw from an inch or more above the bottom of the tank.
  8. The Algae zapper product from Kinver Canopies is great, it works as described, simple and no effort. I'd tried various other products but nothing came close to this.
  9. Thanks for that Tony. I'll get the spanners out then.
  10. The gauge is 2" std. My sender seems to be 1.7k at 20 C. Dont know if this is US or Euro std, cant find a spec for either. Looks like thornycroft added the sensor to the thermostat housing then buried it under a load of brackets making it difficult to access, so don't know what thread it's likely to be without a bit of dismantling, which is why it would be good to find a matching gauge.
  11. Has anybody managed to find a replacement temperature gauge for the original supply temperature gauge in the control panel for a Thornycroft T95 engine (mitsubishi base S4L). These panels appear to have been supplied by Pricol. Mine is defective and reads high , 50 C even when not connected to sensor !
  12. So you really do have a mystery 5 A drain. That's quite a lot. You now have an in circuit ammeter that you know works, so start by taking off each positive lead going to your battery bank until the 5A drain stops. Then follow that cable !
  13. Assuming your sense leads are normally connected to a shunt ( a fat conductor inserted in series with your battery negative lead), then after you disconnect them from the shunt connect them to each other and check your meter still shows zero.
  14. Another vote for Gayton (but no experience of the others) - helpful and friendly staff. Discount for moorers in chandlery, pump out, gas etc. I trust their fuel as they have a high turnover with their own fleet, and share boats.
  15. GU10 are 240 v, so no transformers to worry about in domestic situations. Buy ours (GU10 and MR16) from LedHut.co.uk they come with 3 yr warranty. Also helpful with technical questions.
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