Introduction To The Issues and Fixes Pages

The following pages are all about equipment that has failed or caused problems since putting the truck into full and extended ‘bad-road’ service and - following on from the 'Tweaks' pages - further refinements and enhancements made following the test-of-time.

Water Tank Woes

Leaky Lewmar

Dodgy Diesel Fittings

Digital Odometer Problems

It seems speedometer / odometer malfunction is very common with LD T244s. Almost every owner I know has had some grief and faults are many and varied. My own VDO instrument had an intermittent fault with the digital odometer sometimes simply failing to display. The mileage covered was being recorded; I just sometimes couldn’t see what it was. I initially enlisted the help of a so-called specialist firm who trade as autotek electronics out of Unit 110, 89 Commercial Road, Bournemouth Dorset BH2 5RR. Suffice to say, after months of frustration, I concluded that this firm are inept and immoral in approximately equal measure. I am not alone; I have since discovered they have multiple poor internet reviews. My earnest advice to anyone who hits this after typing autotekelectronics review or autotekelectronics customer service into a search engine would be to avoid the company at all costs. I am able to supply evidence from legal proceedings to substantiate my assertions. Conversely, for a truly professional service, try Continental Automotive Trading UK Ltd. Unit 36, Gravelly Industrial Park, Birmingham. B24 8TA. A technician there fully overhauled my unit for a very reasonable fee and it’s now (mostly) reliable. It still throws the occasional wobbler but turning off the ignition, letting it have a few seconds, then turning things back on sees it resume its usual kind-of-working-properly service. I will, eventually, buy a new unit but have little hope it will prove much more reliable: they just seem extraordinarily rubbish.

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