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Karen Lea Rainey

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  • Birthday 04/29/1965

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  1. Karen Lea Rainey

    SR2 v ST2 v TS2

    My BMC smokes a bit on start up, then within 3 or 4 mins it's clear, when I then apply a little acceleration you get another burst of smoke for 3 or 4 seconds then no smoke for the rest of the journey. I thought this was normal for a BMC!!!
  2. Karen Lea Rainey

    1" of water in my cabin bilge - what to do !

    Try to take up a 4ft x 2ft floor panel or similar at the back of the boat, you need to check the cross beams that the ply has been screwed down into or nailed into. If they have been sodden for a while they stand a chance of being rotten, they will need replacing , otherwise you may well just 'paper over the cracks' so to speak, sometime in the near future you may well walk over that area and feel spongy flooring, or uneven flooring which you may well regret doing when you had the opportunity.
  3. Karen Lea Rainey

    Glow plug relay not working

    Just to report back, put the ignition wire, glow plug wire and live wire ignition on the correct poles, checked for a good earthing cleaned all contacts, and it works fine now. Thanks particularly to Tony for making the leads diagram 'black & white.
  4. Karen Lea Rainey

    Glow plug relay not working

    Hi All, I have a BMC 1.8 engine that I believe the glow plug relay has given up, measuring no voltage at the actual glow plugs and after taking a glow plug out to do a battery heating up test , I surmise that it's a relay problem. Having taken the relay off, I can see no markings on the unit except for what could be a production date 021015 or serial number? My question is where can I get a replacement relay? Can I use a universal relay akin to Durite etc or do I need to buy an expensive land rover relay etc, Pictures attached to help, I would be grateful for your help.
  5. Karen Lea Rainey

    Perkins Engine 3.152 Spluttering and Stalling

    Also surely if the lift pump was completely shot surely when the burst of easy start fuel was used up the engine would just cut out again. I thought the problem was that the engine needed easy start permanently to start the engine
  6. Karen Lea Rainey

    Perkins Engine 3.152 Spluttering and Stalling

    Looks like there is a lot of diesel dripping / spitting around that engine from the lift pump or pipe unions etc, it sounds to me like there is a small leak at a joint or filter or pump etc. I would clean every part with dry paper towel and check every nut is tight throughout the fuel system. There has to be a leak somewhere with all that diesel visible
  7. Hi All, Going to put a new 33c throttle cable on the boat today, Just want to check if I should connect the SL3(Morse control end) first, Or, do I connect the linkage to the fuel pump end first. I think it should be fuel pump first, but would like confirmation please.
  8. Karen Lea Rainey

    Big sofa, little door...

    I once purchased a very comfy , large leather 2 seater sofa for £7,, it was max 37 " depth by 37 " height, it didnt matter about the length because it just goes through a 22 " door. Measuring down to the maximum depth I had 48 " because of the steps. It went in a treat and looked fab. On another occasion I got the best looking sofa (2 seater) again from ebay, I didn't pay much for it about £40 I think. There wasn't a cat in hells chance of it going through the door front or back. So I peeled the sacking off the bottom, being careful because it was going to be stapled back on, then peeled the material back like an orange until i revealed the legs and support wood frame.then I cut straight the frame with a wood saw, i now had 2 parts of the sofa. The top and the bottom. Put them both inside the boat quite easily, join the legs and frame back together with splints on the inside edges of the legs/frame where necessary, pull the material back( leather is fantastic at being restretched) tack down with good staples and then sit on it. Ps the the one I paid £7 For gave me about £4.50 in loose change,a mobile phone a couple of pens and a sega master system game . It was great fun, only took a couple of hours and was the envy of a few fellow boaters.
  9. Karen Lea Rainey

    Paloma water heater not heating up

    Thanks to "The biscuits", I closed the stop valve to the calorifier and when I turn the hot tap on at the Paloma heater it works perfectly, it must have been than the water pipe coming back from the cally has little or no pressure. Anyway it works now so thanks for all your comments
  10. Karen Lea Rainey

    Paloma water heater not heating up

    Thanks "the biscuits" there is a shut off valve that closes off the bathroom sinks / shower, i will try closing that valve and see if the heater works independently.
  11. Karen Lea Rainey

    Paloma water heater not heating up

    The pump is about 15ft from the heater, but the pump also feeds the calorifier and bathroom sink, shower/ over 3/4 hip bath, When the engine has been running for an hour the water in the bathroom sink / shower is hot. The kitchen / galley sink is not connected and so relies on the Paloma (presumably via a t piece on the way to the calorifier).
  12. Karen Lea Rainey

    Paloma water heater not heating up

    Thanks all, The rusted up burner was replaced with a fully refurbed all singing and dancing, and working unit that looks brand new. I have today had a reply from Paloma Bob together with the downloadable brochure including trouble symptoms. From the brochure it says " if the burner fails to ignite " no 1 check water pressure, no 2 check for blocked vents and then check for dust, debris, rust, etc on the burner, As I can rule out the cleanliness of the unit, I guess it must be the water pressure. The pump is a Fiamma Aqua 8 (production date 12 _ 16) it is 1.5 bar producing 7 litres per minute. First thing on Monday I will be Checking on the flow rate to make sure its producing that, then check the pre strain filter going into the pump for debris etc. I also checked the voltage at the pump it was 12.68 volts whilst not working, I will also check the voltage when it is pumping on Monday just in case this is the problem. Will report back when I have more info. Thanks
  13. Karen Lea Rainey

    Paloma water heater not heating up

    Sorry for not making the type clear , its the PH -5 3F water heater, almost rounded in shape with the red band around the middle. Thanks You turn the knob once for ignition , then release it and turn further to the flame picture which makes the burner work when you turn the tap on .
  14. Karen Lea Rainey

    Paloma water heater not heating up

    The gas cooker works beautifully , you can get all 4 burners on the hob on at once, with good strong burning on all hobs.
  15. Hi All, Can anyone she'd some light on a problem with my Paloma Ph 3 water heater, I took over a boat that had been left moored in a marina for 18 months, the rain / weather had got down the vented chimney and partly rusted up the important bits of the burner. Upon trying the heater out I could still get the pilot light to come on and remain lit . But when I turn the hot tap on I could not get the main burner to ignite. I have checked the following, Full bottle of gas, I purchased a new one, Water pressure rubber valve taken out for inspection no problems hear. Gave it a good clean up removed as much dust, cobwebs and rust as possible. But still only the pilot works and the main burner won't ignite. So this weekend I purchased a refurbed model from a well known trader, it looks almost new, new inners, new burner, bright shiny and clean. All looks superb, fitted it today, There are no leaks from the water pipes in and out and the gas has been double checked with a bit of fairy liquid and bubble tested for leaks. All looks fine and dandy, except I have exactly the same problem, Pilot light ignites but the main burner will not ignite, There appears to be plenty of water coming out of the tap, a really good flow in fact. The water pump is an Aqua 8 with pre filter, is that the next thing to check?, I have heard previously that if your water pressure isn't high enough then the burner will not ignite. Does anyone have experience of this or am I looking in the wrong area. Regards keith

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