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Post by leopard_pagan on Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:52 pm

I currently drive a Renult MPV.. nice to have the 1.6 grunt, but i miss the ol sooty van.
want to put a new MOT on the Renult in April then sell. probable be looking for a 1.3/1.2 diesel van.
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Post by PFM on Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:59 pm

Well done - we all knew you wouldn't be able to keep away from the hassles joys of owning a Hijet!

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Post by Logi on Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:01 pm

PFM wrote:Well done - we all knew you wouldn't be able to keep away from the hassles joys of owning a Hijet!

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Post by leopard_pagan on Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:34 am

Miss the fun in diving them & I'm now driving 50 miles a day commuting & it's costing a fair bit in fuel!
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Post by HighlyJetted on Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:00 am

Buy a 1.3 petrol, you'll regret owning an Italian Lomardini diesel engine
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Post by Guest on Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:15 pm

Diesel Hijet. Forget it. Gutless, thirsty, noisy, rattly rubbish.
Buy a 1300 16v petrol/lpg. Very cheap to run, plenty of poke, plenty of parts, fun to throw about too. Diesel--- I think not.

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Post by Logi on Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:33 pm

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Post by Guest on Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:26 am

Hhhmmml would be nice if you could pick it up for that kind of money I must
say. I would buy 2or 3 for stock at that price Logi. Dream on Stuart. . Picking up an
I Pad Tuesday so I can keep in touch till my Laptop has been refurbed at PC World in two
weeks time.
Its damned awkward on my phones with my Bear Traps for hands
Welcome back HJ . Hope you had a good rest and are not in need of any new body
parts or need a major overhaul or MoT. Shocked

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Post by leopard_pagan on Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:33 pm

will be a couple of months before i can seriously start looking again..
need to MOT/Sell the Renault MPV i currently have as well as some money in from PPI claim/s will see me be able to get one then.

thought diesel was more economical?
i have no idea which petrol station near me even sells LPG..?
is there a "checker' i can use?
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Post by Guest on Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:51 pm

Sadly Hijet diesels are notoriously bad. Had no end of problems with them in my two years as Service and Warranties Manager at Romahome. please do NOT EVEN CONSIDER ONE.
The 1300 16valves are brilliant. The overheating problems in my experience start with the two filler caps not being checked for cracked or leaking seal often enough. I replace the two caps virtually every 6 months . What usually happens is that they leak - lose water and then overheat.
The owner or more often a garage doesnt bleed them properly by filling the system through the Radiator filler using a mains hosepipe and by taking off the engine bay fillder cap off untill the water and air bleed out for a short while then contiinue fillig the radiator under pressure till the heater radiator ( Matrix ) is full up and FREE OF AIR BUBBLES coming out of the little bleed hose which comes back onto the radiator filler cap neck and whilst still training the hose on the fillefr neck pop the cap back on so no air gets back into the system.
Regular checking and replacing of te 2 filler caps and proper bleeding of the system and I have in 9 years never replaced a head gasket. and I have owned a few Hijets in my time. .
Regards Stuart. Woody.

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Post by leopard_pagan on Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:32 pm

this would be my 2nd one if.. ok WHEN i get it.
last one was a 998cc mpv had for 3/4 years.. & did have to get the head skimmed while i had it.
lol at filling the system with hose pipe.. i did mine thru the rad at the front.. stuck the pipe in.. left it & got covered in water when it pressurised up & spat it out while i was stood in front of it! lesson learnt.. stand to the side next time!
removed those silly orange knobs holding front panel on & used sticky back velcro.. worked a treat.
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Post by Guest on Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:23 pm

I made an adaptor up to go in the end of the hosepipe the same diameter as the radcap seal and glued the seal to it and enlarged the hole in the middle of it.
"Simples".
That way you dont look as though you have been caught short and loose all your street cred.....
Just keep the water tap turned on low and watch for the bubbles and water come out of the little pipe attached to radcap housing. Easy-peasy as Logi would say..
Good luck with your search for a good one when you are ready. There are always bargains out there.

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Post by HighlyJetted on Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:32 pm

And plenty of rough over priced dogs.

But you know what to look for I'm sure LP.

I might sell my white one as I have a craving for a little sports hatch back Embarassed

Can I do it though?
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Post by Logi on Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:58 am

All well & good using a hose to fill it, but up here we dont havd antifreeze on tap?
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Post by HighlyJetted on Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:42 am

Not even in the rough pubs in Glasgow?
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Post by HighlyJetted on Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:27 pm

I didn't understand a word of that.
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Post by waz on Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:20 pm

HighlyJetted wrote:I didn't understand a word of that.

Numpty eh Logi
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Post by Logi on Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:22 pm

Makes.me proud tae be fae Killie Very Happy
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Post by waz on Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:57 pm

Logi wrote:Makes.me proud tae be fae Killie Very Happy

Am fae Lanark masel
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Post by Guest on Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:25 pm

Reading these amusing quips is better than watching telly anyday-- not that I get the time anyway ( except tor NCIS ) affraid

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Post by waz on Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:56 pm

woody50 wrote:Reading these amusing quips is better than watching telly anyday-- not that I get the time anyway ( except tor NCIS ) affraid

You should be out there fixing your starting problem, not sitting playing with you computer Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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Post by Guest on Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:23 am

What computer? Damn thing is in PC World having an engine transplant .
Its my Nokia
which is slowing me up.
Cant find any enthusiasm to work on the dead Hijet in this snow. My workshop
is five miles from home and and has a Romahome transplant I am trying to get done, in it and 10 vehicles in the compound I am much happier earning money in a nice warm customers holiday home putting in a complete new bathroom.
YOU KNOW IT MAKES SENSE !! cheers
Anyway I need the practice at my non existant computer skills poor old fart.!!

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Post by Logi on Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:05 pm

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Post by leopard_pagan on Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:52 pm

Saw that earlier.. Seen the amount of rust spots when you click on the squished image?
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Post by HighlyJetted on Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:05 pm

Yep, I was thinking that, it looks buggered.
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Post by Logi on Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:54 am

But I thought youd like spots........... Crying or Very sad


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Post by Guest on Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:44 am

Oh VERY subtle Logi l l Like it. rabbit

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Post by Logi on Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:50 pm

Thats me, subtle.







Subtle as a brick in the face Wink
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