Its been 10 days since the engine was released from its mounts and slid forwad onto the cabin floor. Fortunatly pulling the engine out uncovered a few other problems waiting to cause a breakdown. In a nut shell I found the battery cable positive rubbed through to the core on the engine mount, one mount was about 50% broken away, the primary fuel filter was in a location that made it almost impossible to replace and the water heater was the source of a small annoying puddle I would find in the bilge every day. Combined that with cracked and perished heater hoses and a generally untidy layout.
So what do we do about it? Current engine heated water heater is gone and may look at replacing it with a small electric unit. The primary diesel fuel filter has been relocated to enable better access and the general layout organised to make some sense without having everything crossing over.
What a mess we have at the moment, I'll be glad to get the engine back in it's rightful place and move onto new projects as we nibble away day by day. Pending projects include a complete rewire, a new cabin roof lining and a composting toilet.