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#31 OFFLINE   Dave_Q

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 10:18 PM

I like how the OBC screen with 15.9mpg is in there like that's an achievement.
I know that's nearly 20mpg in UK gallons but still not great.

Would though (if it wasn't my money or fuel bill)

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Posted 28 March 2017 - 08:22 AM

Going to have a look at some yanks. Also them Rangers are going to have a look into.


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Posted 28 March 2017 - 11:37 AM

Super heavy duty tow pack and cummins 6BT?

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Posted 28 March 2017 - 01:26 PM

Just yes!

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Posted 28 March 2017 - 04:39 PM

The current Rexton tows 3.5t.

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Posted 28 March 2017 - 06:15 PM

Isuzu D-Max or a Ford Ranger are the most likely choices though right? I like the Ranger Wildtrack, was sorely tempted to buy one this time last year, but really don't need a truck.

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Posted 28 March 2017 - 06:52 PM

Rangers on the work fleet haven't been too bad for reliability.
Although of the three that regularly tow heavy stuff, two are on their second engine.
14 and 15 reg. Both oil pumps gave up without warning and predictable results.
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Posted 28 March 2017 - 09:36 PM

Guy at work uses his F150 to tow with, on average it returns about 25ukmpg on the flat when towing and close to 35 when just pootling about. The Ecoboost V6 isn't bad, they're comfy but the turning circle would make the QE2 blush.

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Posted 28 March 2017 - 09:38 PM

That's pretty good, probably better than defender diesel.


I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!


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Posted 28 March 2017 - 09:46 PM

Yeah, it's an improvement over the V8 one he had of the last model series, that would do about 12 US towing, 16 around town.
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Posted 28 March 2017 - 09:57 PM

Was browsing rugged 4x4's and happened upon this. :(

 

Hats off lads.

 

http://www.lada.ru/e...605/112823.html

 

I like those Iveco's. Mine has been great so far- not 4x4 though.


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Posted 28 March 2017 - 10:57 PM

Log is your fried with the F series trucks 30 mpg.

to much power is just enough & theres more to life than mpg.


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Posted 29 March 2017 - 05:34 PM

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 06:27 PM

Guy at work uses his F150 to tow with, on average it returns about 25ukmpg on the flat when towing and close to 35 when just pootling about. The Ecoboost V6 isn't bad, they're comfy but the turning circle would make the QE2 blush.

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Are you sure about those figures? they're way better than I would have expected, there are 2 litre saloons that only manage that in the real world

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 07:24 PM

I know people with F150s who never tow a fucking thing, and none of them get that sort of MPG.

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 10:01 PM

F***ing spell checker lpg. My 83 3 speed auto 5.0 s6 f350 would get mid 20s on lpg, it had Been a usaf tug so gearing was terrible 70 mph flat out unladen but would pull anything.

to much power is just enough & theres more to life than mpg.


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Posted 30 March 2017 - 03:55 AM

Phila's mileage figures are likely in freedom gallons not your limey crap.

F150s are ok but like going with Danni minogue you would be thinking of the big sister all the time.
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Posted 30 March 2017 - 03:29 PM

Yo crew have a few more snippets of activity.

First up a jcb groundhog that turned left. Turning right did nothing.

Bummer.

Steering rack is bollocksed. Probably been stunt jumped on site while trying to tow a 10t trailer or something. The usual.

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£726+ vat

Yeah will ring you back mate.

Don't need it for a while anyway.

Did have a picture of the offending article but god knows where that has gone.

Remember the old defender that had no oil in the transfer box.

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Well we took it on a mega long drive and it's got a bit of a rumble/pretty loud noise but seems okay ish for now. There was lots and lots and lots and lots of filings and chunks of metal that came out when we had a peep in side to change the oil again.

Oh oh. Looks like it will need one soon. Very soon.

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Next up was a vivaro sump change. We have three of them and they have all needed a sump. They just rust through.

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Also

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He is for sure a [email protected]#t.




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Posted 30 March 2017 - 03:38 PM

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 12:57 AM

Are you sure about those figures? they're way better than I would have expected, there are 2 litre saloons that only manage that in the real world


Yup, but it's also as flat as Holland around here so that does account for a bit.

But yeah, it does average 21US towing a trailer, saw the screen when he got back from Mississippi.

Found out hard to believe but at a constant speed (he says about 55) it does do very well. I think factory it's rated at 24US epa average.
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Posted 04 May 2017 - 03:36 PM

Not much on this week with jobs that make actual money.

So I took myself of to the workshop.

First off was this.

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The gaffers father in laws, it needed a mot. Also because of the wheelchair access the exhaust is modified and when it turned up it sounded like a right Barry boy special.

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Look at the state of that, some garage had butchered a side exit as they couldn't be arsed to sort the system out properly.

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When the old boy took it back to say it was too loud they told him it would be £500 to make a new exhaust for them.

I tried to get hold of the converters to see what they used as the wheelchair lift drops into the boot floor so would of had a special exhaust made as an original berlingo one won't fit.

But they was no use saying they didn't know.

So I cut the new middle section up and purchased another middle section, cut and welded them together, so then we had two silencers in the middle.

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Here it is first off, just needed a hanger welding on in the middle and now its whisper quiet and sits perfect. Still got a side exit but purchased a new 90 bend and some new hangers so it's all nice and neat.

Still side exit though. Because race car.

Never had a proper drive in one of these, it was a 1.4 pez with only 39k in the clock. Drove ace I thought.

This next

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Radiator swap on a 230k 3.0 dizzler iveco. Every single fastening was rusted. Was great fun. Proper pile of shit. Every job is a fuck on.

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In the week we got this running to sell on, it's just not used no more. It's got a lovely 6cyl Volvo td100 engine.

Probably going to try and punt it on at a plant auction. Got it on eBay but I don't suppose there in massive demand second hand.

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One of the lads inherited this so we have been joy riding it about. It's gone into a mechanic a few units down to get it all tip top as been in a actually barn for a good few years.




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Posted 04 May 2017 - 03:41 PM

That 911.

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 07:33 PM

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Whipped this old bird out.

Lick of paint later

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Anyone want an engine???

Got loads for sale.

Talk to me, hold out your hand etc etc etc

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Customer "I wanna buy a engine"
Me "ok"
Customer "can you deliver it"
Me "no problemo, you will need a fork truck to get it out"
Customer "okay"
Me "so you defo have forks"
Customer "yeah"


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Customer doesn't have forks.

5.5 tonne of scrap

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£780 quidz.


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 03:42 PM

Afternoon crew

Been quiet on the proper works front so been in the workshop.

First off was some A1 body repairs.

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“Apparently” he was only doing 10mph when he ran into someone.

The naked shot

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Then the finished article

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All in for £110 from eBay.

I had never done the discs and pads on a newer transit. To me they seem a stupid idea. I knackered one wheel bearing one side getting it all off. This was a 2009 fwd transit.


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Then we had a 2008 rwd transit. It needed a crank pulley as it had broken up, ended up replacing a idler and a tensioner and the viscous clutch as they all seemed really rough.

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While we was getting the pulley off my mate was sat in the van with it in 5th and he stomped on the brakes as well and the pedal sank to the floor and a pipe running from the master cylinder to the abs pump had popped, it was rusty (surprise surprise). Decided to do both while we was at it.

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There a bigger bore than normal brake pipe so ordered two from for was about £60 ish.

Next we decided to have a look at the rust, yeah there was some rust alright.

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Took friggin ages to plate it all up. Splashed about 300ltrs of underseal on afterwards.

That’s all for today.



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 06:11 PM

That's some size of calipers on that transit.


I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 06:49 PM

That's some size of calipers on that transit.


Van brakes are fuckin’ massive - my Trafic had big bastard dual pot calipers

Suppose it needs to be able to stop an angry speeding builder with a ton+ in the back
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Posted 14 November 2017 - 07:05 PM

If I was doing a second hand front end on a vivaro then I would see if I could get Renault or Nissan bits just for giggles.
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Posted 14 November 2017 - 07:23 PM

try this place in Bromsgrove for 6x6 ex Aussie MOD Landy things

https://www.newsnow....or-sale-uk.html


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