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how hard is the overheating issue to resolve?

Post by Brungle on Wed May 08, 2013 10:57 am

on my search for a hijet I have found a cheap van which has a long MOT and some tax etc but is listed as occasionally overheating and has had the thermostat removed Shocked . would you suggest I avoid the van at all costs or take the risk and try troubleshoot the issue? it has done 100k

I thought I read a guide on here about resolving the overheating issue? I think it was posted by HighlyJetted but I can't seem to find it now? Sad

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Post by Brungle on Wed May 08, 2013 11:20 am

ahh I found the guide:
http://www.daihatsuhijet.co.uk/hijet-overheating-problems-head-gasket-or-not/

Would any of the fourm experts be willing to carry this work out for me (for the going rate obviously)? I'd prefer someone who really knows the engine inside out rather than my local garages who would probably start changing random parts incurring unnecessary costs.

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Post by Logi on Wed May 08, 2013 12:14 pm

Best to read Daisys post, gives a reasonable idea of costs, and she did a lot herself. TBH if you cant do the work yoirself unless the vans really cheap/ good otherwise id be inclined to give it a miss.
Its a different proposition as most end up with a lemon after buying it Wink

Though keeping an eye on Ebay & Scumtree, good vans seem few & far between. Theres a lot of shite out there. Sad
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Post by Brungle on Wed May 08, 2013 12:23 pm

thanks logi, I'm getting 1 word responses from the seller so I think this is a sign that they can't really be arsed trying to sell it! so god knows what state the van is in... going to steer clear of this one!

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Post by Logi on Wed May 08, 2013 12:25 pm

Post up a link to it?
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Post by Brungle on Wed May 08, 2013 12:26 pm


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Post by Brungle on Wed May 08, 2013 12:30 pm

he has sent me a bit more info

"It has been ok with me. People from the lakes came to get it in the weekend and it got as far as heddon...i drove it back with no dramas.
Thats why I dropped the price.
Bring another vehicle to tow with.
Could be water pump £100...could be radiator cap £10.
All else is sound.
Has to go."


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Post by Logi on Wed May 08, 2013 12:39 pm


If you can't do the work(or some of it) yourself does it look like an £800 van otherwise? To quote HJ,
If you like headaches, spending money and don't mind this sort of work then you make your own mind up obviously......

Question It's not dear, but it's a van with some chipboard and worktop in the back
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Post by Brungle on Wed May 08, 2013 12:45 pm

Logi wrote:

If you can't do the work(or some of it) yourself does it look like an £800 van otherwise? To quote HJ,
If you like headaches, spending money and don't mind this sort of work then you make your own mind up obviously......

Question It's not dear, but it's a van with some chipboard and worktop in the back

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it seems like too much work for me unfortunately.
When I originally saved the listing it was £600 and didn't mention the overheating issue and the 12month MOT made it look appealing.

The search continues.

I think one of you guys should just sell me one of your collection Twisted Evil

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Post by HighlyJetted on Wed May 08, 2013 3:40 pm

Have faith, a good one will turn up if you keep hunting.

Best to find a nice original one, with not many owners and low milage.

Amen to the chipboard comment Logan, I don't get why some hijets go for silly money just because they have a bit of DIY bodgery in the back.
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