Saturday, 20 January 2007

And another

As I had the previous ODO reading, I now know I did about 20 miles today - we're now up to 93540 and I'm pleased that my new top and bottom hoses seem to be holding up well with no sign of leaks. It was another bright dry day and I saw an easy 70 on the Motorway, although the very high winds persuaded me that 55-60 was a more sensible choice.

Sunday, 14 January 2007

Went for a drive

I put the dashboard back together (more or less), and as we were blessed with a fine (if chilly) day, went for a drive. I reckon I did about 25-30 miles after putting about 25 litres of fuel in (the gauge doesn't work). I forgot to check the ODO reading before, but the after one was 93520.

I was surprised by the speeds (used the gizmo I bought to check as the speedo needle's still thrashing about all over the place) the old bus seems to accelerate better than I expected. Driving is characterised by a lot of torque developed from low revs and once rolling only minimal throttle is needed to maintain decent progress.

Jobs to do (!)
Find out what the shimmy about 40ish (as I now know) is
Get Interior retrimmed
Check tyre pressures (I Know!)

Monday, 1 January 2007

Fusebox Located!

I have a wiring diagram and the shop and owner's manuals, but I was having trouble finding the fusebox. I guess they could have found a more inaccessible location, although it's hard to see how (and to be fair, someone may have moved the panel).

Of course, now I read the book again it makes sense (sort of). It says the fuse panel is located to the far left side under the the instrument panel. Mine's behind and above the instruments, (on the far right hand side) partially obscured by the bracket for the parking brake.