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#1 Re: Camper Conversions » Citroen Dispatch best route through bulk head » Today 03:10:41

Tranzformer wrote:
kenbw2 wrote:

Pretty much the same as Casper for me, although I didn't need to cut into the drain pipe, I just fed it along the inside of the wing. Takes a bit of aiming and a firm cable, but I got it through

@kenbw2

Did you have to drill a hole into the inside wing or was there already a hole there?

Cheers

No the grommet was there in the existing hole. I'll get a picture tomorrow

#3 Re: Camper Conversions » Captains chairs - selling » 2021-02-24 00:41:30

I think these are well sought after. Got pics?

#4 Re: Camper Conversions » Citroen Dispatch best route through bulk head » 2021-02-23 01:20:42

Pretty much the same as Casper for me, although I didn't need to cut into the drain pipe, I just fed it along the inside of the wing. Takes a bit of aiming and a firm cable, but I got it through

#5 Re: Maintenance » door lock replacement key » 2021-02-22 22:29:14

I had this on one of mine, I actually found a newly cut key from Timpsons worked just nicely. Maybe give that a go first?

#6 Re: Camper Conversions » Citroen Dispatch best route through bulk head » 2021-02-22 22:28:13

I used a grommet where the passenger door hinge is - you;ll find a grommet that's not being used, I drilled a hole in it and if you take the plastic panel off from the inside you can get to it from there

#7 Re: General Discussion » The dreaded sill rust » 2021-02-20 22:27:39

Fansastic work. The more I see these photos, the more I tell myself there's no need for me to look inside mine because I know they're pristine factory fresh  neutral

#8 Re: General Discussion » Headlamp question, Dipped beam off while on High beam » 2021-02-18 00:13:56

Oh I just saw that this is the Mk2 section! I'll keep an eye anyway smile

#9 Re: General Discussion » Headlamp question, Dipped beam off while on High beam » 2021-02-17 22:58:29

Huh, I have that but only because I robbed the headlights from my Synergie. Will be watching this thread closely

Here were my findings:

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What I ended up going for

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#10 Re: Maintenance » Rear lights working intermittently » 2021-02-13 18:52:25

I have nothing to add for the underlying fault, but that van is gorgeous

#11 Re: Camper Conversions » '98 Dispatch Seat Compatibility » 2021-02-13 01:15:38

Confirmed that 806/Synergie/Ulysee seats fit, as long as you take the under-seat frame too. No conversion needed for the seat belt - the seat belt clasp thing comes with the seat.

The bolts through the floor are a bitch for rust, so allow for lots of time and WD40

'98 - must be the XUD. Turbo?

#12 Re: Maintenance » My electrics think the engine is running before I start it up » 2021-02-13 01:00:52

tee_cee wrote:

I think the interesting bit is that in theory the alternator can't start without the initial current from the stop lamp.  It's possible that there is enough residual magnetism left in the rotor to start it up.

Ahh, interestingly before I always had to "wake up" my alternator by revving it to 2k revs. Once running it charged just fine.

Since fixing the ring terminal I no longer have to do that

#13 Re: Maintenance » My electrics think the engine is running before I start it up » 2021-02-13 00:59:03

JohnDragonMan wrote:

here is how i would do it..

Thanks for the suggestion, but I'm back to working state again now, very pleased and I've fixed the underlying problem

#14 Re: General Discussion » cold starting issues desperate » 2021-02-12 02:07:05

OAT wrote:

I eventually found a diesel specialist in Keighley who had no problems and did a good job.

+1. I need to book in with them for MOT actually

#15 Re: Maintenance » My electrics think the engine is running before I start it up » 2021-02-12 02:04:17

Just had a bit of a play according to your suggestions and hit upon the problem!

I was messing around taking measurements at various points. Engine running, signal wire on the alternator was 14.4v, so was the battery. Engine off, F28 was at 12.4V, blowers going

Did some measurements with the engine off and blowers running, and nudged the signal wire. Suddenly a relay clicked, and the blowers stopped.

Oh. There's a loose connection not between the ring terminal and the alternator - that was fine. It was the connection between the wire and the ring terminal. New ring crimped on, and it's all back to how it should be!

Explains why taking the signal wire off made no difference - it was already effectively disconnected.

I still don't follow why no signal wire = the relay clicks on, but hey it's fixed!

#16 Re: Maintenance » My electrics think the engine is running before I start it up » 2021-02-10 13:42:32

The alternator charges as normal, got my leisure battery up to 14.4v last night

I've traced what I think you mean - blue is signal, red is main feed

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#17 Re: Maintenance » My electrics think the engine is running before I start it up » 2021-02-09 14:03:13

Hmm, that does sound feasible indeed

I did actually try completely disconnecting the alternator - removed all the connections - and saw no change in behaviour. The battery light was still half illluminated, the blowers still ran etc. Although interestingly it did trigger it to only once work as I'd like it to, with the battery light on full, blowers off etc. I heard a relay click and then it was back to business as usual.

Would you be able to share a screenshot of what you saw?

Another potential explanation is the relay's dicky, getting stuck closed. I could swap out that relay as a trial and error attempt

#18 Re: Maintenance » My electrics think the engine is running before I start it up » 2021-02-09 13:51:39

Ooh nice, mine's the Turbo Diesel XUD9TE - the one at the bottom

Automatic, no ABS

I'm guessing this is the RPO number: 08506U9

#19 Re: Maintenance » My electrics think the engine is running before I start it up » 2021-02-08 02:08:30

So in an interesting development, this afternoon it once operated as I'd expect - key in the second position, dash lights all lit, and crucially the blowers weren't on

Started the engine, turned it off and now it's back to its prior state.

There's definitely a difference in the battery light. It's *always* half illuminated, with the key in any position and with the engine running.

This must be a dodgy relay somewhere. Does anyone have a map of the relays in the glove compartment?

So here's how the dash looked this afternoon when the blowers were NOT running

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And how it looks now in its problem state:

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#20 Re: Maintenance » My electrics think the engine is running before I start it up » 2021-02-06 23:06:23

tee_cee wrote:

On my 2002 1.9D there was an "engine running" relay, which was fed from the the ECU via F6

That sounds interesting, any idea where the relay was?

Mine doesn't have an ECU so I wonder how it would know

Edit: Just checked and F5 is unused for me. The blower is F6 for what it's worth

#21 Re: Maintenance » My electrics think the engine is running before I start it up » 2021-02-06 22:43:44

Same as your setup, but I don't use an automatic voltage sensing one because it doesn't work with a LiFePO4 battery, so I take a signal from a fuse which only has power when the engine is running

The blower motor used to be that, but it's powered too early which obviously creates a problem

#22 Maintenance » My electrics think the engine is running before I start it up » 2021-02-06 20:51:16

kenbw2
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I have a minor but niggling issue where my electrics run as if the engine is running on the second click of turning the ignition key (the one you leave it on for the glow plug pre-warm)

I've just checked all the fuses with the key in the second position, and all are receiving voltage. I'd expect some of them to only be energised with the engine running - blower motor, rear demister etc

None of these were issues on my old white van, and actually this van didn't used to have these problems.

The problem this causes me is, I use the blower motor fuse as a signal to my split charge relay. With it being energised before the engine starts, the leisure battery is brought in to help start the engine, which obviously isn't what I want.

Is there a relay or something that might need replacing?

#23 Re: Maintenance » Diesel leaking pipe » 2021-02-06 00:12:44

I'm so bummed Citroen cut off our access to ServiceBox to find these things out sad


That said, this agrees with 3mm ID if "3x7" is anything to go by

https://catalogs.ssg.asia/peugeot/?lang … I9PQ%3D%3D

#24 Re: Maintenance » Diesel leaking pipe » 2021-02-05 23:03:22

I know I bought this for the blanking plugs, did the job. Didn't use the pipe though

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B007ROB44I/

#25 Re: General Discussion » Expert 2003 hdi, intermittent non start » 2021-02-04 19:32:05

Scotteley wrote:

Do you not hear the fuel pump on the second stage of turning the ignition key?

Our 1.9s don't have fuel pumps, just the one driven by the timing belt

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