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The floor will be sorted Kev but I need the fridge looking at. I think it has the wrong burner. Unfortunately if I cant get it sorted ill have to find another fridge. As per Alans advice ill leave the gearbox. It works, its just a bit crunchy in 3rd and 5th. Been like that a couple of years now.

Have you ever practised driving without using the clutch?; it needs the technique of matching the engine revs to the speed for the next gear being selected.

It is quite instructive and it teaches one to hear the revs and even when using the clutch picking the right revs to slip into the gear makes changes smoother, and of course less wear on the clutch.

Apologises if I am teaching to the initiated, but there may be others reading.

I once drove from Wetherby to St Albans with no clutch - could not stop of course so had to approach junctions/roundabouts in first watching for a gap, but it was late in the evening.

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I had a high mileage sprinter when I was a courier, rubbish gearboxes, so I used to double-declutch all the time, takes a few miles to get the rhythm right but it stopped the crunching.
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Yes I know all about that, you can avoid the crunch if you time the revs right and are gentle but bollox to that. I dont have time to drive like a fanny. Maybe thats why its buggered.
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Yes I know all about that, you can avoid the crunch if you time the revs right and are gentle but bollox to that. I dont have time to drive like a fanny. Maybe thats why its buggered.

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Double declutching means what it says, you pause for a millisecond as you go through neutral and press the clutch.
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Double declutching means what it says, you pause for a millisecond as you go through neutral and press the clutch.
Yeah I know what it means, I just cant be bothered to do it. Ive taken to just avoiding third gear. Its not that bad anyway, just a little bit of a crunch.
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Old Hank is back on the drive. The guy that did all the work said his wife said it was way too big and she would be scared to drive it so he decided not to buy it. Hmmm.

So next thing is to get it back to my motorhome fix it bloke get the hole in the floor and arches done which are not a big job apparently and the fridge sorted which I suspect might be a PIA. Still scooterless and no progress on that front yet. So the saga continues but on the positive side I now have a motorhome with a years test on it!


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Old Hank is back on the drive. The guy that did all the work said his wife said it was way too big and she would be scared to drive it so he decided not to buy it. Hmmm.

So next thing is to get it back to my motorhome fix it bloke get the hole in the floor and arches done which are not a big job apparently and the fridge sorted which I suspect might be a PIA. Still scooterless and no progress on that front yet. So the saga continues but on the positive side I now have a motorhome with a years test on it!

Well pleased about that news.

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Glad that you are a bit nearer to being sorted.

I assume the arches are not steel then Barry, are they under the fridge? what is actually wrong with the fridge?

Should you need a replacement, this guy seems to have all that sorted already.

http://www.obrienscamping.co.uk/Gas-Fridges.htm
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Glad that you are a bit nearer to being sorted.

I assume the arches are not steel then Barry, are they under the fridge? what is actually wrong with the fridge?

Should you need a replacement, this guy seems to have all that sorted already.

http://www.obrienscamping.co.uk/Gas-Fridges.htm
Doesnt seem to be any prices Kev and in the contact us it says they are closed for business. That website looks like it was designed in 1995.

The arches are not steel and not a massive job.

The fridge is not combusting properly. Might be the wrong burner. It sets off the Co2 alarm and stinks but its flu is badly corroded and cant be cleaned out so each year it causes problems with muck on the burner.


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