SOS call from France - can anyone help?

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SOS call from France - can anyone help?

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SSVC member Paul Burns just called and asked for help. He has broken down in his 13 window Deluxe just outside Annecy in France. He's at a campsite in a small town called Alex. Camping Ferme des Ferrières 74290 (map link below) and he's stuck there with his wife and kids.

If anyone is in the area or knows anyone in the area who can help, please call or txt Paul on 0774 668 2238

It sounds like fuel/carb problems, he said it was firing, but when you accelerate it dies. Accelerator jet? The carb has been off recently :roll: It's a regular Solex 30 PICT on a 1500SP motor. He said he's not too great with mechanics and would appreciate some help as the recovery people are only interested in towing him away, he'd like to get the problem fixed where is is and continue under his own steam.

I'm forwarding to our French friends as well.

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try to find french help :D
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fredo wrote:try to find french help :D
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Serial combi is within 80 miles.

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vwspijlbus wrote:Serial combi is within 80 miles.

Location / contact details:
http://www.serial-kombi.com/index.php?I ... &PASSAGE=1
What our Dutch friend here has said, speak with Pascal, he is the owner, speaks great English and is an all round lovely guy.

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cheers guys, I've fwd'd Pascal's number to Paul. Fredo is on the case with his contacts too.
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I think Trint (Eastwood) is from just South of Lyon - he may have a few contacts in the area too :)

If it's anything like my experience of the French Split Bus SOS Service they'll be back on the road in no time!! :)

Good luck :cheers:
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in line fuel filter? same thing happened to me once £2 in line filter was blocked...... bin it if it is and try again...... hope it gets sorted what ever it is..
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Nick, I asked Paul to check the filter. He said it was fitted new recently. Haven't heard an update from him since this morning.
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A swiss entousiast gone to meet Paul ..it's sound good :wink:
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Cheers Fred, Jean-Daniel? Paul just told me he has the bus fixed already!!

There were a few things the carb was taking in air from the bottom, the lead from the coil was loose and causing the dizzy cap to missfire and a couple of other loose bits and pieces one of the studs holding the carb on was pulling out, so quite a mixed bag.

All sorted, thanks everyone for your help! This is why I love the bus scene and our French friends. Cheers!! :)
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Jean-Daniel? yes it is ..jd-geneva is good 4 you ..in french Alpes :wink:

This is why I love the bus scene and our French friends. Cheers!! :)
For our cheese and our racing places too, isn't it ? :) :lol:
Cheers Steve,

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:) haha, oui mon ami. One day I (sort of) hope you guys get stuck in the UK so we Brits can return the favour!

Oh, and Thanks for the parting gifts from Le Mans too ;)
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wolfie53 wrote: Oh, and Thanks for the parting gifts from Le Mans too ;)
WHAT parting gifts????????? :cry:

The French have been kept busy this year :D I just hope they dont go on strike :lol: :flower:
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Le Counte de JAYFOR wrote: WHAT parting gifts????????? :cry:
You left early Joe, your loss :wink: :D
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