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Boredrider

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    Wirral, UK

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    Living the dream
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    Eclipse No.2
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    Cruising the cut

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  1. Boredrider

    Boat blacking

    Aqueduct Marina on the Shroppie, October, £57 per foot, for trailer lifts, shotblast, 2 pack, in sheds for a week, on hard standing for a week. Yes it was a lot of money but they did an excellent job at very short (i.e. no) notice.
  2. Boredrider

    Water Pressure

    Is the pump overcoming the pressure relief valve on the calorifier?
  3. The reason ours has such a relay is because it has a Travelpower 240V AC unit fitted, which generates as soon as the engine is started. On your switch panel there is a generator light, and the selector has a third position - do you have a Travelpower fitted, or some other sort of generator?
  4. Or a relay in the wire from the ignition switch to the starter solenoid, so you can't start the engine with the shoreline plugged in?
  5. Boredrider

    Huawei Mifi with 2 aerial sockets??

    A question on Amazon about this elicits the following from the seller: "On most models of the E5577 there's a "cover" near the USB plug to the right. This can be opened and should reveal 2 antenna ports. " And this from the manufacturer: "Dear Customer, Thank you for your interest in our products and for your inquiry. While all Huawei E5577 have an external antenna port, only particular devices made for some network providers could make use of them ( meaning that they are not active on most devices ). Best regards, Huawei Customer Care Team " HuaweiSupportTeam Manufacturer · 02 August 2018
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    2LW servicing help

    Happy to help, but over wintering in Great Haywood, near Stafford. And I've just changed the oil - so not servicing until another 200 engine hours have passed. Would a video help? I could make it a winter project......... Mike
  7. Boredrider

    Gardner 2lw Exhaust Gas Leak

    For comparison purposes, here is a filter taken from my 2LW today. The engine has done 3000 hrs since a complete rebuild. The filter has done 200 hours. The filter element is dry to the touch, and smells faintly of engine oil. I cannot see any visible smoke or fumes coming from the breather filter when the engine is running.
  8. Boredrider

    Gardner 2lw Exhaust Gas Leak

    If there is a lot of exhaust getting past the rings, then you are looking for carbon. If if there is a lot of crankcase pressure being developed, there will be will be oil as well.
  9. Boredrider

    Gardner 2lw Exhaust Gas Leak

    I think this is the best guess so far. When you change the breather filter, cut the old one open and see if there are any more clues. Next move would be a compression test, followed by another test with some oil in the cylinders. Conventionally, this end is described as the front of the engine, rather than the back.
  10. Boredrider

    Charging laptop question

    Since your main usage seems to be in the day, have you considered solar panels?
  11. Boredrider

    Engine oil

    How about this?
  12. Boredrider

    150th Anniversary

    Us too......
  13. Boredrider

    Advice on method please

    A photo of the affected area would help. I don't think I would use a "sealant" as that implies a lot of flexibility, good for sealing, but not for painting over. Can you raise the panel? If so maybe sort out the rust and seal between the cabin top and the panel, then primer, filler (P38 or similar) and paint.
  14. Boredrider

    Diesel maintenance course

    As previously mentioned, the Gardner Engine Forum is a good source of info, as is the Vintage engine section of this forum. All the info you need on servicing is contained in a book called "Operating and Maintenance Instructions for Gardner Diesel Vertical and Horizontal Diesel Engines - Types LW, HLW, LW20, HLW20" if you don't have one, then maybe Ebay could help. I have owned a 2LW for 5 years, and have done the tappets maybe three times, very easy indeed. Regular (200 hour) Oil and filter changes using Morris SAE 30 are important, IMHO. I have changed the injectors (sprayers in Gardnerspeak) once (reconditioned set from Walshes). Never felt the need to fiddle with the timing, and if I did I would probably get a professional in. There will be a massive amount of knowledge floating around at the Gardner Engine Rally, on the site of the Etruria Industrial Museum, Stoke on Trent, on 15th/16th September 2018. I suggest you might benefit more from attending this than a course on modern diesels. If you get there, I will happily bore you with what little servicing info i have picked up!
  15. Boredrider

    Retro fitting webasto heater

    If you can point an IR thermometer at the return into the heater then that may tell you what is going on. Once the return gets up around 70C the heater will either cut out or drop to low output. Flushing a 20 year old system must be a good idea!
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