Some great comments from Stefaan and David.

11 Sep


Thanks for comments guys ! Hoping to be able to show lots of pics of the finished Campervan very soon.
David’s How To Photos on are most useful. It helps make a tricky job much less daunting.
To answer a question, the refillable Gaslow bottle feeds the gas hob and the blown air heating system on Dinkum Kamper.

We are making the main cab curtain to take with us when we pick up the Camper. It will be fitted by Drivelodge using press studs.
Just waiting for the upholstering to be finished, it’s very very exciting for us ! Got a few things lined up to test out the facilities so loads more to come on the Blog. Not least is that we shall be deciding if we can be viable campers without the caravan. Watch this space.

I intend to run in the engine in the old fashioned way. It worked wonders on my last Cooper S bought in 2002 (Mk I from BMW). It had extra oil change part way through running in and ended up being a totally reliable pocket rocket for 7 years of ownership.
Have you run yours in? if you had it from new , of course.
keep the comments coming please. Photos welcomed.


4 Responses to “Some great comments from Stefaan and David.”

  1. Stefaan September 11, 2013 at 7:56 pm #

    This is the oil you need : Mobil Super™ 3000 Formula R 5W-30.suitable for the Renault RN0720 specs.i will change mine at 5000 km.

    • Dinkum September 11, 2013 at 8:24 pm #

      Thanks for that ! Having only driven my NV a couple of hundred miles, I have not as yet looked at buying any oil. A great tip. Will swap over once a few miles are on the clock.

  2. David September 11, 2013 at 11:04 pm #

    Yes had mine since new, it hasn’t used a drop of oil. Its in for its first annual service next month approaching 7000 miles.
    Don’t forget interval on these engines is 18000 miles or 12 months (whichever comes first)

    Stefan please check if that oil is for ‘DPF’ engines (if yours is equipped) I think that’s low soot or something a bit like the good old VW pd oil…..

    • Stefaan September 12, 2013 at 4:02 pm #

      It is specially formulated for the dpf filter.
      •Helps to maintain the efficiency of the Exhaust Emission Reduction systems in both diesel and gasoline vehicles.•Permits extended operation at elevated temperatures without oxidative oil thickening and oil breakdown.•Provides excellent fluidity at low temperatures allowing easy winter starting and rapid oil circulation around the engine.•Suitable for use in both gasoline and diesel engine passenger car and light commercial vehicles.
      Mobil Super 3000 Formula R 5W-30 meets or exceeds the requirements of:
      ACEA C4
      Mobil Super 3000 Formula R 5W-30 has the following builder approvals :
      Renault RN0720

      Mobil Super 3000 Formula R 5W-30 Value
      Viscosity, ASTM D 445
      cSt @ 40º C 68
      cSt @ 100º C 11.7
      Sulfated Ash, wt%, ASTM D 874 0.5
      Phosphorous 0.05
      Flash Point, ºC, ASTM D 93 200
      Density @15ºC kg/l, ASTM D 4052 0.85
      Pour Point, ºC, ASTM D 97 -39

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