Yes, not content with having (indirectly) lumbered Barefoot's significant other with the Vel Satis of EPB doom, I have another sad sack of shite to offload.
2018 turned me into a serial offender where Chrysler Grand Voyagers are concerned, starting the year with one and ending the year with THREE.
One of them has to go, and it's the one that still has a month and a bit's MOT on it. I've had it on gumtree for a frankly very optimistic amount, and had some half hearted interest, but now I'd like it gone.
2002 Chrysler Grand Voyager 3.3 Limited auto with LPG conversion, mileage116k
I bought it when planning a family holiday for 2019, completely forgetting that while LPG makes these things almost affordable to run, they are not allowed down the channel tunnel, and the holiday is in Frenchland. It was cheap, because it (allegedly) had a duff MAP sensor causing it to be a b'stard to start and prone to misfires once it did. And logging a nice list of trouble codes.
On the plus side, this is all fixed. It has received a MAP sensor from my first Grand Voyager (that one suffered OMGHGF that I have not got around to fixing) but the real source of all the running problems was the connections to the injector loom - they were shorting out on the injector rail - I've remade all of these and insulated them properly, so it now starts and runs as it should. It also was leaking from the water pump, so one has been raped from the donor Voyager, as has the alternator that was pretty noisy. It's had an oil and filter change and proper coolant.
Good bits: er, it's big - really very big, (seven seats, second and third rows all removable) but should get close to 30mpg on lazy runs and running on LPG halves the cost of fuel. It looks nice from 10 yards, if the bonnet's lacquer peel is not in view. For cruising, these are not bad old buses with a decent ride, decent heater and heated seats. DVD multiplayer and probably a screen or two in the back or the roof. It is almost completely rust free. It's got two nearly new Uniroyal RainExperts and two part worn Continentals. No spare, though.
Bad bits: There's an easily audible knock from the bottom end. The passenger electric window has given up. The folding door mirrors DO fold, but don't stop in the right places when folded out, so have to be positioned manually. There's only one key fob and that doesn't work, but the key does. The central locking all works. I've cleaned it quite a lot inside and out, but it would stand a bit more. There's a crack in the windscreen that should be stopped, but I don't think it's into Zone A yet. There's a set of totally gross side steps/running boards: even though one has a large dent in it, they could be removed to earn some cash and their removal would improve the look of it no end. I haven't done it cos of a lack of arse.
Mitigating factors: it would probably break for a lot more than what WBAC are offering. But again, I CBA. If you want to make it a better long term proposition, I have another complete Grand Voyager which could be relieved of everything this one needs for a small consideration (door mirrors, window regulator, windscreen, even an engine). And the interior on that one is in rather better shape, too (less stains and no pin hole blim burn in the driver's seat)
Is there any interest for this endearing barge?
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