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Dezi
21-10-2016, 07:50
The new Murvi is built on the latest Fiat ducato maxi van,

Fiat Ducato LWB 2.3 Multijet (150bhp) 35 High Roof Van (1525Kg) Road Test | Parkers (http://www.parkers.co.uk/vans/reviews/fiat/ducato/2011/lwb-23-multijet-150bhp-35-high-roof-van-1525kg/road-test/22766/)

I have been told that the best beam deflectors for this type of headlight is this one = Eurolites Anti Scorch Headlamp Beam Reflectors.
However looking at the headlight I cannot see any markings as to where to place the deflector for the most effective and legal result.

ANy ideas ?

Dezi :idea:

The laird
21-10-2016, 07:52
The new Murvi is built on the latest Fiat ducato maxi van,

Fiat Ducato LWB 2.3 Multijet (150bhp) 35 High Roof Van (1525Kg) Road Test | Parkers (http://www.parkers.co.uk/vans/reviews/fiat/ducato/2011/lwb-23-multijet-150bhp-35-high-roof-van-1525kg/road-test/22766/)

I have been told that the best beam deflectors for this type of headlight is this one = Eurolites Anti Scorch Headlamp Beam Reflectors.
However looking at the headlight I cannot see any markings as to where to place the deflector for the most effective and legal result.

ANy ideas ?

Dezi :idea:
Check with your Daley the lamp does not have a changeover lever for driving on the conti.there are no markings for beam benders like the old lamps

phillybarbour
21-10-2016, 08:04
Never used them ever. Used to manage a truck fleet running to Europe every week, do you think truckers use them, of course not. They are a pain to remove.

I know you should have them but virtually nobody does except may be Motorhomers who are generally older and want to do the right thing.

witzend
21-10-2016, 08:40
However looking at the headlight I cannot see any markings as to where to place the deflector for the most effective and legal result.
ANy ideas ? Dezi :idea:

I've positioned several using a MOT stations beam checker.

The laird
21-10-2016, 08:42
I stopped buying benders and just make up mane with good old black insulating tape

Dezi
21-10-2016, 08:51
Never used them ever. Used to manage a truck fleet running to Europe every week, do you think truckers use them, of course not. They are a pain to remove.

I know you should have them but virtually nobody does except may be Motorhomers who are generally older and want to do the right thing.

That will be me then.

Dezi

Dezi
21-10-2016, 08:55
I stopped buying benders and just make up mane with good old black insulating tape

So did I about 15 years ago, but I have no markings to indicate where to put said tape.

Dezi

Dezi
21-10-2016, 08:57
I've positioned several using a MOT stations beam checker.

Ta, best reply so far.

Dezi

spigot
21-10-2016, 09:18
I'm amongst the 'older' as mentioned above, but I've given up using them.

Got a bit worried when caught in a big police road block, 2nd day in Spain this year, just south of Tudela. Cars we're let through, lorries & vans pulled over.

They went through everything, luckily I had the hi-viz, the bulbs, 2 triangles all the paperwork, they even put us on a weighbridge.

They didn't even glance at the lights,

mark61
21-10-2016, 09:55
Modern lights don't have markings. The instructions will tell you how to work out where to put them.

colinmd
21-10-2016, 10:03
When taking a photo to prove the left dipping of x250 lamps I parked in front of garage doors and beam shape was easily visible, so playing with the eurolites whilst doing this should be a viable way of positioning them.

mandrake
21-10-2016, 10:05
I stopped buying benders and just make up mane with good old black insulating tape

i dont bother with benders now ,its painfull when the lastic slips gives your arse a right bruse . you can by good hold ups cheaply .





sorry

mark61
21-10-2016, 10:12
A few youtube vids on eurolites. Might help.

Eurolites - How to select & interpret the fitting diagram for your vehicle - YouTube (https://youtu.be/dkMlqhpQZ78)

jake
21-10-2016, 11:42
I stopped buying benders and just make up mane with good old black insulating tape
this is more like it ! a man after my own heart, us scots:lol-053: never thro money away eh!:drive:

The laird
21-10-2016, 14:35
this is more like it ! a man after my own heart, us scots:lol-053: never thro money away eh!:drive:

Ditto with your reply jake!!

Private
21-10-2016, 18:51
If you intend driving in the dark on single lane carriageways they I suggest you use something to prevent oncoming traffic being dazzled. It is your safety in question as well as theirs & our lights do dazzle oncoming traffic.

wakk44
21-10-2016, 19:17
The first few times going to France I used to get headlight covers with the marked areas for taping over and put them on whilst in the ferry queue.I don't drive at night when abroad anyway so now don't bother.How many foreign truckers use them when over here....not many I think.

I know the gendarmes could be awkward and impose a fine but they have more important things to do in my opinion,I have never heard of anyone having their headlights checked when on the continent let alone getting fined-perhaps someone could elaborate.

Private
21-10-2016, 19:55
The first few times going to France I used to get headlight covers with the marked areas for taping over and put them on whilst in the ferry queue.I don't drive at night when abroad anyway so now don't bother.How many foreign truckers use them when over here....not many I think.

I know the gendarmes could be awkward and impose a fine but they have more important things to do in my opinion,I have never heard of anyone having their headlights checked when on the continent let alone getting fined-perhaps someone could elaborate.

It is still safer with them though!
I accept that the chance of a fine is slim & many don't bother doing the 'right thing', but it is a bit like lying on your insurance; you won't know the full repercussions until it is too late.
If you are involved in a collision at night I'm sure the insurance companies know what questions to ask as they are specialists at avoiding payouts. A dazzled motorist may well hit you, but without you having taken precautions to prevent the dazzle....

TJBi
22-10-2016, 12:09
It is still safer with them though!
I accept that the chance of a fine is slim & many don't bother doing the 'right thing', but it is a bit like lying on your insurance; you won't know the full repercussions until it is too late.
If you are involved in a collision at night I'm sure the insurance companies know what questions to ask as they are specialists at avoiding payouts. A dazzled motorist may well hit you, but without you having taken precautions to prevent the dazzle....

And it's not just night, but any occasion when there is poor visibility.


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