PEUGEOT BOXER 1.9Ltr Diesel Engine Page 3
1. Checking the Anti-freeze. 2. Security Project Roll Bolts Door Locks.
A SIMPLE CHECK OF YOUR ANTI FREEZE
Time taken ½ hour
How many of us check the anti-freeze in our radiator system.
To do this requires some measuring instrument, I prefer a dial meter device. There's nothing more satisfying than to see that needle move.
I purchased mine from Ebay, during Oct 14 it cost £3.90!
To carry out this simple anti-freeze test, insert the tube, ensure the top red needle is upright, there's a mark on the face to indicate the correct position, also a mark to ensure the correct level inside the instrument.
You squeeze the rubber bulb and slowly re-lease it, which in turn extracts the anti- freeze into the container.
When up to the mark on the meter face, the lower red needle will show the anti- freeze values.
On mine, above, it showed a level -22 to -29C. Which shows the anti-freeze is a good average for content and use in the UK.
PROJECT ROLL BOLT DEAD LOCKS - DOOR LOCKS
The Peugeot door locks are not very secure. As we travel throughout Europe quite often, and having read of break-ins to Motorhomes I decided to fit in the van doors, Dead Locks from:
Safeway Security Products, Birkenhead. L43 4XW.
They cost me £25.90 in April 2002.
It seems this business is not advertising anymore but alternatives can be found on the internet
Deadlock Parts on display
This was a project for this page. but Steven Stewart's site has explained this in greater detail. I cannot improve on this. A site worth visiting for those who require security in their Motorhomes. His photographs explain it all.
See installation details: www.xor.org.uk/unimog/mymog/deadlock.htm
See also his Home page, and how to travel in a Motorhome: http://www.xor.org.uk/
This Motorhome is the second in which I have installed these security devices, i.e. The Roll Bolt. I found it a lot harder with the Peugeot Boxer doors and would not recommend this installation for the non DIY person.
The cab door photo below shows the lock in place , this is not a suitable position as it fouls the door mechanism when doing the installation work. I had to work around this. Having said that, to the intruder, this is an indicator of a more secure door!
While in Spain another Motorhome owner showed me his door locks, it had been fitted much lower down and was fitted by a lock smith. The owner said he had travelled from Devon to Sussex to have the work done.
Showing the Roll Bolt Door lock in Door
As Steven mentions the door securing plastic 'Fir tree' retainers break easily.
Parts can be obtained from: http://www.comdir.co.uk/