Thanks for your very helpful reply!
Sorry, I dont think I was totally up to speed with the injector issue on the Vitos... so it appears its the copper washer which fails? Ill certainly redex my first tank-full just for peace of mind, unless anyone recommends something other than redex which might be better? I dont believe they are leaking. The hiss noise that might be the turbo did cross my mind once... but you seemed to answer that one later in your reply! Other than the steam engine noise, is there anything else to look out for on this issue? Loss of power which is signifigant? Choking?
Door cable! You were spot on! In fact, before I had read your reply on this I had spent about 1 hour this afternoon scratching my head, poking around and pulling on that cable thinking that it MUST be that! Well, I opened the other side and realised the plastic white bit HAD in fact jumped out of its holder. Im surprised it didnt come to me sooner, its just like a bicycle brake cable... and Ive done too many of them in my lifetime! Well diagnosed!
The door card, again, spot on! Well, I say this, I didnt take off the electric windows panel blank yet, so was still struggling. I THOUGHT the window winder handle was stopping everything coming off... I tried pulling and eventually gave up... does this stay on when the door card comes off??
Glad you think the turbo has a nice whistle
Perhaps they have their own dump valves of a sort? Anyways, Ive got no leaks, no lack of power so Ill leave that one be
One main problem I think Ive got now is the rev-counter... Its most definately NOT a fuse. When the van's sat, whilst on, ticking over, its on 0. When you rev it to (what I think is) about 2500rpm the needle jumps a little, all the way up to 1000! Rev any more and it doesnt move more than 7mm from there
Maybe a sticky needle? Anyone have an idea as to removal of panel/access too counter? Or any past experiences?
Last thing for tonight, I promise, you may ALL have this, perahps its normal... but my manual says the battery is under the drivers seat. Mines under the passenger's seat/s and slightly behind the fuse box! If I ever want to jump start the van... I cant! If the battery fails and I need a new one... well, god knows what I would do!!! Is this right?! Im sure it'd make more sence to have it under the drivers seat where theres soo much more access to it! The question also is... if it SHOULD be there, how the hell do I get the old one out from below the passenger's seats and from behind the fuse box to move the battery over?
Really appreciate everyone and anyone's input/help here.