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Last visit 23/8/12 Van Update Need Advice

Postby gardener68 » Sat Sep 26, 2015 8:05 pm

I need a new van
Been off forum for a while because everything was good
But , my faithful 95 2.5 tdi is turning back to iron ore faster
than I can fix it.

Question ;

What is the best 3.5 tonne lwb hightop ?

Been considering low mileage 2.3 LPG

Modern diesels seem to need new engines to soon

Any suggestions welcome
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Re: Last visit 23/8/12 Van Update Need Advice

Postby Altransit » Sat Sep 26, 2015 8:10 pm

Mine is approaching 200k and still running sweet, Dominik1968 has just turned 700k in his Mk7, and many vans on here have achieved high mileages on original engines 8)
On a Mk6 (or 7), corrosion will be the main problem :(
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Re: Last visit 23/8/12 Van Update Need Advice

Postby gardener68 » Sun Sep 27, 2015 11:14 am

So the engines are ok but they still rust

Would rather spend time on rust prevention than marathon welding sessions every mot
If I got a mint condition late model would not be possible to stop the rot?

Was thinking 2.3 cause only do 7k year and the ones I have driven were quick and quiet
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Re: Last visit 23/8/12 Van Update Need Advice

Postby Altransit » Sun Sep 27, 2015 11:39 am

Yes, finding a rot-free van would be the best idea, but finding one with a petrol engine may be harder, due to their rarity

As for quietness, compared to a Di, you'll find the Mk6 Duratorq TDDi much quieter inside the cab, and the Mk7 TDCi almost silent 8) 8)
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Re: Last visit 23/8/12 Van Update Need Advice

Postby gardener68 » Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:20 pm

Just out of interest how much does a new or reconditioned 2.3 duratec cost
Sorry if I could have searched for this but the forum police guy doesn't seem to be around anymore :wink:
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Re: Last visit 23/8/12 Van Update Need Advice

Postby ake » Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:39 pm

gardener68 wrote:Just out of interest how much does a new or reconditioned 2.3 duratec cost
Sorry if I could have searched for this but the forum police guy doesn't seem to be around anymore :wink:

More than a diesel!
They're quite hard to get hold of!
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Re: Last visit 23/8/12 Van Update Need Advice

Postby gardener68 » Tue Oct 27, 2015 7:45 pm

5 1/2 days welding ,new tyres ,steering arm ,rear brakes adjusting quick hoover plus half a tin of underseal

Fresh mot no advisories
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Re: Last visit 23/8/12 Van Update Need Advice

Postby transitandy » Wed Nov 11, 2015 5:01 pm

Well done you :)
Five and a half days is a lot of welding m8y :shock:
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Re: Last visit 23/8/12 Van Update Need Advice

Postby Altransit » Wed Nov 11, 2015 5:43 pm

Piccies :?:

Or it didn't happen (forum rules :P :lol: )
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Re: Last visit 23/8/12 Van Update Need Advice

Postby bambi mk 1 » Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:44 pm

Altransit wrote:Piccies :?:

Or it didn't happen (forum rules :P :lol: )

Of the burns or the van :?:
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Re: Last visit 23/8/12 Van Update Need Advice

Postby transitandy » Sat Dec 05, 2015 2:33 am

We wont see him again till he gets another problem :!: :roll: :oops: :lol: :wink:
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Re: Last visit 23/8/12 Van Update Need Advice

Postby gardener68 » Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:15 pm

transitandy wrote:We wont see him again till he gets another problem :!: :roll: :oops: :lol: :wink:

Solution opportunity

Van still lives

Ain’t gone to Africa yet

But once it does it will live for ever

(Or until sone Cu t crashes it )
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Re: Last visit 23/8/12 Van Update Need Advice

Postby gardener68 » Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:17 pm

Sorry guys drunk posting
But I still got my van
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