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#20731 OFFLINE   Wack

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 09:13 PM

Does anyone know of any good (cheap) van retailers , I'm getting a bit overwhelmed by fiat doblo's in my searches , looking for a 3.5t dropside pickup for around 10k , like the idea of the FWD ones as they weigh less unless anyone knows why they're a bad idea , movano,relay,Ducato etc

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 09:57 PM

Does anyone know of any good (cheap) van retailers , I'm getting a bit overwhelmed by fiat doblo's in my searches , looking for a 3.5t dropside pickup for around 10k , like the idea of the FWD ones as they weigh less unless anyone knows why they're a bad idea , movano,relay,Ducato etc

 

I used to get a shot of a Ducato at work, it was hateful with weight on board. Not so much performance wise, it was ok enough for a van, but the brakes were pretty scary, had only 3 positions "Off", "Not enough braking", "Full lock up". all within about 10mm of travel of each other.

 

Was also absolutely plagued with DPF issues.

 

was pretty good in snow unladen, though, fwd with weight over the driven wheels, light at the back so could kick its arse out.


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#20733 OFFLINE   Wack

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 10:03 PM

Ducato, good for drifting , drives like a fiat , noted
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#20734 ONLINE   Kiltox

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 10:06 PM

Try South West Salvage in Tewkesbury - I bought my Cat C van from there and apart from the fact it's a bit beaten up it is brilliant and was buttons compared with a straight one 


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Posted 07 November 2018 - 10:21 PM

Try South West Salvage in Tewkesbury - I bought my Cat C van from there and apart from the fact it's a bit beaten up it is brilliant and was buttons compared with a straight one


Having met this chap Mair than once.. disregard the above;)
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Posted 07 November 2018 - 10:36 PM

Why not seal it with epoxy?


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Posted 07 November 2018 - 11:37 PM

Try Bristol - I bought my LDV Maxus from there and it was the BESTEST van of EVAR.


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#20738 OFFLINE   Wack

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 08:49 AM

Try South West Salvage in Tewkesbury - I bought my Cat C van from there and apart from the fact it's a bit beaten up it is brilliant and was buttons compared with a straight one


Thanks, It's a dropside pickup I'm after, one with dents would be great but straight ones for reasonable money are hard enough to find

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#20739 OFFLINE   Wack

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 05:21 PM

When I say hard enough to find, this is what I'm talking about.

 

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Reasonable mileage , £10k

 

Guy rings me, sounds good so he goes away to get a ballpark figure for a well used transit

 

while he's doing that I check the MOT history

 

Repair immediately (major defects):

  • Offside Rear fog lamp lens defective such that emitted light is adversely affected showing white light (4.5.1 ( B) (ii))
  • Oil leaking excessively from engine (8.4.1 (a) (i))

So that's what 25k service intervals does , nobody lifts the bonnet for months because the wheels are still going round

 

I'm not even ringing him back


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#20740 ONLINE   Kiltox

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 05:28 PM

30k service intervals!

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 05:44 PM

30k service intervals!

 

 

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#20742 OFFLINE   busmansholiday

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 05:46 PM

Anybody know why an Astra 1.4 Ecotek would suddenly start using oil at a frightening rate ?

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 06:14 PM

Anybody know why an Astra 1.4 Ecotek would suddenly start using oil at a frightening rate ?


Oil filter or sump rusted through.

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 06:14 PM

Leaking it or burning it? Most Vauxhall 4cyl units use a bit of oil but if it’s going through it at a rate then check for smoke. Could be rings or stem seals at a guess.

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 06:28 PM

Right, it's a mate's car. I've had a look and it appears to be leaking, somewhere around the air con compressor. Any known problems?

#20746 ONLINE   Kiltox

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 07:07 PM

2016 65 Citroen Relay 2.2 L2H1 <------------- Haven't you noticed


No I meant it’s 30k not 25.

My van had its first ever service at 29k miles

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#20747 OFFLINE   Wack

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 07:19 PM

That's just nuts, I've done 40k in this transit in 2 years and it's had 4 oil changes , 25L of the right grade chevron oil is about £40 at costco , does around 3 services


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#20748 ONLINE   Kiltox

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 07:23 PM

It’ll get serviced much more often now like!!

I agree it’s fucking mental. Especially for a van.

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 08:01 PM

Been quoted £quite a lot by my one-garage town to fit a new pair of front springs to my Focus, so I've looked up the part number and I'm presented by 23 manufacturer options! Can someone give me a lowdown on a recommended brand close to OEM and also who to avoid out of this lot?
 

  • RIDEX KAMOKA KYB MAPCO STARK LESJÖFORS CS Germany MONROE FAI AutoParts Magnum Technology SWAG NK RUVILLE METZGER KILEN BILSTEIN DIEDERICHS MEYLE FEBI BILSTEIN SUPLEX TRISCAN EIBACH JP GROUP SACHS SPIDAN OPTIMAL TRW

    Edit: or anyone else that you can recommend!


#20750 ONLINE   colc

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 08:09 PM

Anyone of you lads and lasses in the 'Shite masseve any good at photoshopping? Need some ideas on ye olde 403 before I commit myself to paint!


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Posted 08 November 2018 - 08:11 PM

https://www.ebay.co....redirect=mobile

How do these work?
Someone else popped them off my car, when they diagnosed a leaky injector seal.
I cannot figure out how they go back on, they push onto a spigot and somehow lock.

The answer has to be simple, but I'm buggered if I can figure it out, I have already broken one.

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 09:12 PM

Anyone of you lads and lasses in the 'Shite masseve any good at photoshopping? Need some ideas on ye olde 403 before I commit myself to paint!


Is this the estate, is there a thread on it? Can someone photoshop a trompe l'oeil 403 cabriolet on the side so it looks like Columbo's car

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 09:54 PM

Is this the estate, is there a thread on it? Can someone photoshop a trompe l'oeil 403 cabriolet on the side so it looks like Columbo's car

 

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 07:29 PM

I don't know where else to post this. I switched on my TV Freeview box adaptor at the wall socket this evening and it exploded - see attached photo of grinning electricals. It didn't blow a fuse in the fusebox and the socket is working normally. Anyone know what could have caused this?  

 

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 07:47 PM

A case for BigClive if ever there was one
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One of the funniest things ive read on here - RIP Dave

 

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Brilliant... late in for lunch I fired up an off-brand pot noodle and while carrying it to the lounge successfully spilled it all over myself, burned the piss out of my hand, soaked my phone with the juice, soaked a load of expense receipts I was also carrying and it hit the hall floor and just fucking exploded....it was literally dripping from the ceiling in my newly decorated hallway. The obvious and considered reaction was to throw an immediate, massive paddy and boot the fucker down the hall while screaming, which has made the whole scenario about 18 times worse.


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Posted 09 November 2018 - 08:03 PM

I don't know where else to post this. I switched on my TV Freeview box adaptor at the wall socket this evening and it exploded - see attached photo of grinning electricals. It didn't blow a fuse in the fusebox and the socket is working normally. Anyone know what could have caused this?

Adaptor 003.JPG

Shit, dangerous Chinese design with crap quality parts. I bet there isn't even a proper fuse in it either.

Looks like something in the bottom left corner - picture doesn't show enough detail to say exactly. Possibly a drive transistor for the high voltage side given the mess. They tend to fail short circuited, which then causes a catastrophic failure with the energies involved.
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Posted 09 November 2018 - 08:26 PM

I bought it new in 2009 when the digital switchover was happening, so it lasted a while. Why is it a dangerous design?



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Posted 09 November 2018 - 08:51 PM

What do you recon the chances of me getting 4 grand for my Cortina are?

 

I don't use it and if I'm honest (don't tell anyone) I've had way more fun in my Z4 than I have had in this even though I love looking at it.

 

 

Prices are all over the place.

 

Plus:

 

MOT and Tax exempt but MOT'd until May next year.

2 door

converted to 2.0 pinto race car/transit van engine

5 speed box

mega scene tax fishnet recaro seats

new water pump and fuel pump

electronic ignition

Mostly solid.

New subframe bushes and all the other ones that are a bastard to replace

new -1 springs

 

Minus.

Paint is shite in places, grinder rust in bonnet and I make a complete dogs breakfast of painting the wing and door

Needs new shocks

has had quite a lot of welding.

Is a shit to start sometimes

Interior is a bit crap

Has the wrong 1.3 diff in it

 

I wonder if it's worth spending a few  hundred quid and getting the paint fixed properly?

 

True to form here's a completely out of date picture

 

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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 09 November 2018 - 09:51 PM

Saw a new RAC towing system today, as per pic, do we know if this sort of system can be used to transport or just for recovery, seems like a good solution for those without storage for a transporter trailer..a7931a8afdf1ba5f81e2d3e30172ae69.jpg

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 10:15 PM

Shit, dangerous Chinese design with crap quality parts. I bet there isn't even a proper fuse in it either.

Looks like something in the bottom left corner - picture doesn't show enough detail to say exactly. Possibly a drive transistor for the high voltage side given the mess. They tend to fail short circuited, which then causes a catastrophic failure with the energies involved.

 

I find with Chinese electricals, it often isn't the parts that fail first, it's the installation. Usually crappy soldering causing shorts/overheats and eventually something burning out.


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