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by AUTOTRAIL89
March 16th, 2017, 2:43 pm
Forum: Mercedes
Topic: mercedes 207d-new wings and grills.
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Views: 623

mercedes 207d-new wings and grills.

I am engrossed in a rebuild and repaint of the cab of my 1989 207d Both front grills and wings are now off. Behind it is surprisingly sound. Just a small amount of welding at the foot of the bulkhead is required and below the windscreen on the passenger side. All hidden surfaces will be painted with...
by AUTOTRAIL89
March 12th, 2017, 8:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Protecting skylights from leaks
Replies: 0
Views: 818

Protecting skylights from leaks

My van ( merc 207d) has to be parked on a slope.In heavy rain. The water flows across the roof like a torrent.It can be so heavy that it overflows the lips of the skylight letting water into the van interior.The amout of water will in time, cause the apperture to leak and rot the structure holding t...
by AUTOTRAIL89
February 13th, 2017, 4:12 pm
Forum: Tech talk – Inside & Out
Topic: roof vents-leaks
Replies: 0
Views: 586

roof vents-leaks

The roof vents on my autotrail cherrokkee are a common source of leaks. I have even know whater to come in during a storm because the fixed frame lip is not over generous.I have glued L shapred strips of plastic in front of each vent(3) angled to conduct any water flow away from each vent.Cheap, eas...
by AUTOTRAIL89
May 26th, 2016, 6:53 pm
Forum: Mercedes
Topic: power sterring mercedes 207d -fitted
Replies: 0
Views: 1469

power sterring mercedes 207d -fitted

The power steering system is now fitted. I believe it to be a success The steering is light and responsive without any loss of feel The installation took one day The cost was rather a lot at £1000. This is possibly excessive but I think it money well spent Anyone would have no difficulty driving thi...
by AUTOTRAIL89
December 11th, 2015, 8:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: leaking skylight
Replies: 0
Views: 1600

leaking skylight

Following the recent heavy rains a skylight( one of three) has decided to leak in my Autotrail .Unfortunately it is the one at the front above the luton bed. The problem is of course getting at it from both below and above. Being central it is well out of arms reach above. Below you have approximate...
by AUTOTRAIL89
November 24th, 2015, 8:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fitting power steering to old vehicles
Replies: 0
Views: 1830

Fitting power steering to old vehicles

Autotrail 207d 1989 The power steering unit has now been fitted . It consists of a small unit below the dash.It has a control that allows you to set the amount of assistance given across a significant range.This is done by turning a small knob when sat in the driving seat.It works ( to date) surpris...
by AUTOTRAIL89
October 26th, 2015, 4:19 pm
Forum: Mercedes
Topic: power steering for old vehicles
Replies: 0
Views: 2241

power steering for old vehicles

At last I have found a source of a power steering system for my 1989 Mercedes 207D camper l . You could well argue that it is not necessary but at my advanced age I want it.! I am told this system can be fitted to any vehicle . It is stated to be variable by means of a dial on the dash I am to have ...
by AUTOTRAIL89
June 21st, 2015, 3:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: mercedes benz 207d(up to 1994) - thoughts
Replies: 0
Views: 2482

mercedes benz 207d(up to 1994) - thoughts

The mechanical parts of these vehicles are excellent. The only general fault is I have heard of is a failure of the heater blower motor. The heater will still work To get at the blower is not a minor task .I have owned mine for 26 year. Other than routine services it has required very little and has...
by AUTOTRAIL89
December 16th, 2014, 4:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: gatherings
Replies: 0
Views: 2997

gatherings

A thought? The concept of a gathering rather than a formal rally It would only require a member to state in the appropriate club forum that he/she/we intend to be at a given site on a given number of days on stated dates .It would be sensible to use a log in or false name rather than an actual one. ...
by AUTOTRAIL89
July 15th, 2014, 7:54 pm
Forum: Mercedes
Topic: tdi mercedes 207d
Replies: 0
Views: 2699

tdi mercedes 207d

If you ever get the chance fit one.It makes no difference to the top speed but a significant improvement in hill climbing ability It has no adverse effect on mpg.My vehicle is returning around 26 mpg which is not bad when you consider its weight and shape. I would be interested to hear what size typ...

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