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mk6 7 transits vs mk5

Postby dave and deb » Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:53 pm

my vans just been writ off a trusty old reliable mk5 hight top lwb thinking of buying newer but heard bad reports too expensive for parts unreliable my old mk5 cheap parts easy to maintain runs on asda cooking oil paraffin etc don't know what to do mates just had new pump on his mk6 £1200 mine reconditioned £185 aprox fit myself easy if i buy one which is best engine etc people say get a good one and great one get a bad one and spend loads mine 2.5di runs for ever
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Re: mk6 7 transits vs mk5

Postby ned » Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:58 pm

When you say your vans been written off how bad is it? Is it repairable? You can buy them back from the insurance company and fix it yourself. N
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Re: mk6 7 transits vs mk5

Postby dave and deb » Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:10 pm

was thinking that cause anything can be repaired but need a van to run about in and not sure of newer vans
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Re: mk6 7 transits vs mk5

Postby dave and deb » Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:11 pm

people say pumps and clutches bad on the newer vans
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Re: mk6 7 transits vs mk5

Postby dave and deb » Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:14 pm

do like newer vans but the smileys bomb proof easy to repair cheap and run on anything lol £3.50 5 litres asda cooking oil put no diesel in for 2 months
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Re: mk6 7 transits vs mk5

Postby ned » Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:18 pm

The biggest issue is rust, I probably have 1 of the worst fueling systems on the mk6.....the tdci, that said its got 212,000 miles and not cost me that much, injectors replaced last year.

To be honest if the newer vans have beenbwell serviced they should be OK. N
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Re: mk6 7 transits vs mk5

Postby ned » Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:21 pm

dave and deb wrote:do like newer vans but the smileys bomb proof easy to repair cheap and run on anything lol £3.50 5 litres asda cooking oil put no diesel in for 2 months


That's what I miss about my old escort van, stick anything in the tank and it would run plus I could run it without a battery once started :D :lol: N
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Re: mk6 7 transits vs mk5

Postby dave and deb » Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:24 pm

I put new injectors in mine last year 4 new standyne not cheap copys £280 fitted them outside shop drove home lol everything easy no sensors valves for this that and other etc
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