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  1. I got a 64GB deal (including mini wifi router) with EE for £30.50 pm for 24 months. We've ditched our home broadband and just take the wifi router back and forth to the boat.
  2. Saga do an 'agreed value' policy (if you're old enough to get a policy with them!)
  3. Just a quick update: NMEA kindly sent me the workshop manual. I had a quick look and the burner was in a pretty poor state. We found someone in Nottingham (a truck heating/refrigeration chap) who replaced the burner and glow pin and now everything's running nicely. It can be a little smoky on start-up, but clears quickly. This doesn't seem to happen if I follow NMEA's advice to give it a bit of time on full chat before shutting down. Thanks all - and Happy New Year!
  4. Yes, we have - pretty much all the time, in fact - once the boat has warmed up. I get the feeling that you think that might be a problem!
  5. Thanks for that. We've got the MC04 control. Is decoking something I could do myself?
  6. Our Webasto has developed a fault. Runs for about 30 minutes (with a bit of white smoke, which it never used to have) and then cuts out. No flashing error codes. Any ideas? Fuel problem, perhaps? I'd be grateful for any pointers on what I could try.
  7. Thanks, that's really helpful. Are they fairly straightforward to fit? I've currently got one of these controllers:
  8. Afternoon everyone Has anyone had any experience with the text messaging controller for Webasto heaters called a Thermocall? There appear to be two versions - entry and advanced - with the latter giving options to programme the heater, I think, which might not be necessary for me. Even the 'cheap' version seems to be around £300.00 inc.vat, though. The heater's a Webasto AirTop Evo 40, by the way. Thanks
  9. Thanks, Tony. I'll DM you later and see if I can tease the name out of you
  10. Thanks, Tony. If I understand you correctly, the engine is as you describe: The test you suggest is helpful, too.
  11. The Vetus part will be eye-wateringly expensive, though! Perhaps I can source an alternative - it's just a Hyundai van engine after all. Anyway, not a job I'm capable of myself - anyone know a good diesel mechanic near Nottingham? Thanks again, Churchward.
  12. Sound advice - but with something round the prop, on a river, and with no weedhatch, options seemed rather limited. Happy to don my drysuit and leap into a canal, but not a river. Could've tried to arrange a tow, I suppose.
  13. Thanks, Tony - no turbocharger on this engine, though.
  14. Thanks for that. There's certainly been some loss of coolant - would that be part of it? Would symptoms be different under load and not under load, though? Checked, thanks. Thanks - checked that last weekend.
  15. Good morning everyone - I hope someone can point me in the right direction. We've got a Dutch steel cruiser with an almost new (70 hours) Vetus VH4.65. Some time ago we picked up a sleeping bag on the prop - so lots of black smoke as we limped home (we couldn't stop for a while as we were on the Trent.) Unfortunately, at the same time, the exhaust riser worked its way free and therefore a lot of this black smoke was released into the engiine bay (and so sucked in by the engine). Anyway, we got the sleeping bag removed, and everything seemed fine at first. However, the engine is now very smoky (white smoke) after 30 minutes or so under load. It's not at all smoky when running out of gear - even at moderately high revs and for long periods of time. The fuel is clean and free of water. Air intake is fine. Any thoughts? I'm not sure the bit of history in para 2 is relevant, but seems to me it might be.