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post #1 of 45 (permalink) Old 01-04-2010, 17:30 Thread Starter
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Draught cured in Fiat X250 Model

After reading the Auto Trail owners club magazine, I came across an article that I thought would be of interest to owners of the Fiat X250 Chassis.

There is a non-return air flap fitted into the Chassis on the passengers side. This is designed to pull air out of the cab but not let air in, hence the draught. (see photos)

You can seal the valve off by inserting a bung into the valve outlet or it can be taped. I have bought one of these bungs from the Fiat dealer for 3.80.

This valve can be found on the passenger side of your motorhome. Follow an imaginary line down from the rear edge of your fuel filler flap to the bottom of the body. You will find the valve on the inner face of the Chassis at this point (size about 3" x 4"). You just pull the whole valve out from the Chassis and put the bung in, which is a 2 minute job.

Now the wife is happy, no draughts!
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Hi, is there one on the drivers side as well, do you know, lashing down here so dont want to go and lie underneath at the moment

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I've posted this in the wrong topic could a moderator change this for me please

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Hi Bob, yes there is but fiat have already put a bung in this side

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Thanks for that, especially from the wife. I have just had a look and the flap is there, it is a flimsy bit of kit. I will get a bung and put it in.

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Re: Draught cured in Fiat X250 Model

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After reading the Auto Trail owners club magazine, I came across an article that I thought would be of interest to owners of the Fiat X250 Chassis.

There is a non-return air flap fitted into the Chassis on the passengers side. This is designed to pull air out of the cab but not let air in, hence the draught. (see photos)

You can seal the valve off by inserting a bung into the valve outlet or it can be taped. I have bought one of these bungs from the Fiat dealer for 3.80.

This valve can be found on the passenger side of your motorhome. Follow an imaginary line down from the rear edge of your fuel filler flap to the bottom of the body. You will find the valve on the inner face of the Chassis at this point (size about 3" x 4"). You just pull the whole valve out from the Chassis and put the bung in, which is a 2 minute job.

Now the wife is happy, no draughts!
Chris,

Thanks for the tip. Looks like I need to get one. Do you have a Fiat Part Number please?

Thanks again,

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Hi Stewart, lucky enough I have kept the bag from the part to put the the old valve/vent in. This is the number on the bag
1355707080
Hope this helps Rgds Chris
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Chris,

Thanks for the tip. Looks like I need to get one. Do you have a Fiat Part Number please?

Thanks again,

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I think I have it Stewart . . . it's called Gorilla Tape. (Sticks like you-know-what to a new blanket!! )

>> Here <<

I shall try taping mine up first, not because I'm stingy (even though I am ) but I can't be bothered to wait six weeks for the part to come in!!

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Hi Dave, I got my bung the day after ordering it on the phone from a Fiat Dealer in Hull

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Fiat X250 draughts

I'm getting one heck of a draught from around the drivers side inside door handle. Freezes my right leg etc.
Is anybody else getting the same problem? Does anybody know of a fix?

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