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#1 OFFLINE   Stevebrookman

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 08:18 AM

Morning all,

 

After some advice. Need a small van-don't want to pay much-up to £1000.

 

Spotted a couple

 

https://www.gumtree....-van/1329851085

 

and

 

https://www.gumtree....1.9d/1333014815

 

would rather an old school diesel.

 

Any advice on these-engines etc-I've always had petrol, as always greatly appreciated.

 

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 08:34 AM

Both of those will be DW8-powered, so tediously slow (although slightly more tolerable in the Berlingo) and less efficient than an HDI.  They do occasionally go wrong, but they're a simple engine so much cheaper to fix when they do than a modern multijet common rail job.

 

Edit: if you want an old-school diesel but you still want enough power to overtake tractors / pull out onto busy motorways etc, the earlier Expert / Dispatch could be had with the XUD9T engine of fond memory - they're getting thin on the ground these days though.

 

Further edit: as "modern" diesels go, the 8-valve 2-litre HDI as fitted to later vans is actually a bloody good engine.


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#3 OFFLINE   Landy Mann

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 08:57 AM

Talk to TheShadow, presuming a scenic with seats out counts?

 

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 11:05 AM

Caddy Mk2 or Inca SDI, they're great wee vans. The DW8 is a slug and you'd be lucky to break 40MPG even in a Berlingo.
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Posted 13 March 2019 - 02:08 PM

If you don't need the load height of a van go for a large estate for multi options

#6 OFFLINE   Stevebrookman

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 06:20 PM

Thanks all,

 

Got a Focus estate already-wife has a dog walking business so wants a small van.

 

Steve


Vauxhall Royale Coupe 3.0i

 

Opel Senator CD 3.0E

 

Ford Sierra 2.0GLX

 

Range Rover 4.6HSE


#7 OFFLINE   mitsisigma01

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 12:21 AM

Just walk small dogs !
Whereabouts in uk are you ?

#8 OFFLINE   Stevebrookman

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 12:01 PM

Need to pick them up then walk.

Situated 10 miles north of Cardiff

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#9 OFFLINE   LessThanEqual

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 12:08 PM

There's a caddy in the moderns section.

2010 Mazda 2 Sport 1.5 @ 140k


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