I was looking under my sprinter trying to find a clicking sound and to fix a small hole and found that my airbag suspension had done this to the chassis, so no overland show for me View attachment 60935
Yesterday I converted all 7 strip lights in my old AS Talisman to led. all except one have 2 strips of 15 warm white LED's now, each light draws 240ma from a fully charged battery. The other light has 3 strips of 15 as this is above the main living area. It draws 360ma. So that is quite a saving in power consumption, the originals were 18 watts and these are now 3.24w and 4.86w for the 3 strip one. Brightness seems about the same.
The led's were on a reel of 300 and cost a mere £4. 42. If you can solder and have a fine tipped iron, it's an easy job but takes a few hours.
Called into my supplying dealer to have a quirk with the reversing camera sorting.
When dark the led’s surrounding the camera come on and the only way to turn them off is by switching of the auxiliary switch which also disables the usb sockets etc. Apparently wired up wrong by Pilote. Took an hour then called at Flogas on way home to top gas up.
Changed oil and filter do it every 10000 miles needed or not. Easy job. Only reason I do it myself I use the right oil expense but I think it’s worth it for piece of mind. I hear mechanics saying oils oil you don’t have to use the expensive stuff so I’d rather do it myself then I know whats in it.