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21:28
March 30, 2018


dpress

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Good stuff. I hate to boast but on one 540 mile round trip to Leeds on the hottest day of 2016 (air con all the way), and very well loaded on the way home with my daughter and all her worldly belongings the computer said I was  doing 38mpg…. Having said that over 30mpg in the poor weather we have been having is very good – I am only averaging about 25 at the moment. Shorter journeys and cold weather!!

 

Anyway, my manual says that the sunroof fuse is in position F27 which is one of 6 fuses  near to the R17 relay. It is in a separate 'relay fuse box' on the main board apparently, and should be 30A. It is not specified in the handbook, but must be somewhere on the board accessed via the panel when you open the front door.

 

Cheers, Steve

06:53
March 31, 2018


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Hi Steve,

  Thanks for the info, I'll have a look for it.

  I was suffering 'fat-fingers' on the mpg. I was supposed to type 39.7 !!!! We watched it climb and climb into the high thirties, and that was the peak. Dammit, I wanted 40 ! These old girls are outstanding.

  Talk soon,     Paul.

14:48
March 31, 2018


dpress

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I once saw 50mpg, but that was when I reset the system while coasting downhill…..!!

 

Sounds like you have got a good one!

 

Steve

15:51
April 12, 2018


le barge

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   Hi guys,  

   Thanks for all the suggestions on the roof operation.

   I found the sunroof fuse! I ended up doing a search in pidgin French, and that narrowed it down to above the glovebox……. Behold, that's where it is! Didn't help though, the fuse was good, and the sunroof still refuses to even murmur.

   I don't like the idea of removing the headliner for access to the roof and its operating stuff. So it can wait for much nicer weather and enthusiasm. 

   Changed the lower engine steady, a bit quieter and a bit smoother. I used one of the pressed steel ones, the old one was the alloy type. The larger rubber insert was perished and had become loose in its bush, so worthwhile.

   The belly pan has some of its threaded inserts missing, so as well as the m6 machine screws it now also has a couple of cable ties. These have stopped some of the 'panting' noises from underneath whilst driving. I've used up my nutserts, so I need to get some more to do it right.

   That's all for now.

   Keep smiling,    Paul.

22:03
April 12, 2018


dpress

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A warning about the headliner. It appears to be basically thick cardboard covered in a layer of foam and then the outer material. I had to 'fiddle' with mine when I was changing the aerial amplifier (to no effect!) which is attached to the roof of the car at the back. Unfortunately it was apparent that the foam was deteriorating and turning to dust, and I also managed to put a crease in the headliner when I put my arm in there. I presume the entire roof liner is installed as a single item early on in the fitting out of the interior during manufacture, and you disturb it at your peril….!

 

Section 87D of the Dialogys manual deals with the sunroof. The motor can be accessed by removing the switch control panel, and apparently you can use an allen key in the motor shaft to move the sunroof. Perhaps if removing the switch panel is not too difficult – it looks like it is simply clipped into position, it might be worth looking there for a fault.

 

Steve

11:23
April 13, 2018


le barge

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Hi Steve,

   You are a star!  I found the hex drive socket on the roof motor, and now I have adjusted the roof to its 'parked shut' position. 'Twas easy (once you know how, haha). Thank you for the info.

   We're taking the Barge to East Anglia for a few days break next week, hence getting various checks and inspections completed.

   Keep smiling,  Paul.

18:56
April 13, 2018


dpress

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Well done, glad it is sorted!

 

Steve

18:02
April 21, 2018


dpress

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Paul, just a quick query. When you replaced your radio amplifier, did you exactly match the model number of the part you bought? I am sure my amp is on the blink – it switched itself off twice today, as if it were getting too hot, and has done this before. I was thinking of buying another one, but those for the Laguna are much more readily available than the Vel Satis.

The model type of my amp is 22DC269/62, with a part number of  8200 063 350, and these seem almost unobtainable. I just wondered what you fitted?

 

Thanks, Steve

12:51
April 22, 2018


le barge

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Hey Steve,

    I found my replacement amp on fleabay, in N Ireland. 

    We're en vacance at present, back to reality late this coming week, so I'll happily have a look then for the details.

    Best,   Paul.

13:41
April 22, 2018


dpress

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OK thanks, I will wait to hear from you. Would just be interested in the model numbers you have (working and no working).

 

Steve

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