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Post by gavin_hayward on Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:35 pm

hi,

been offered a 1996 diesel for a good price. i already have a 993 and a 1.3 one or both might go depending on my next question
diesel hijets? what are the pitfalls, it wouldnt be a hijet without cooling problems  Smile but any other things i should be looking for and whats the mpg like

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Post by d1noh on Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:01 pm

Go and drive it and I think you will answer your own questions
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Post by HighlyJetted on Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:47 am

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Post by gavin_hayward on Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:08 pm

Thanks for your help going to test drive but no motorways here on the isle of Wight but it is only scrap money and is tax n tested for 3 months so I can see if rubbish ill just break it

Lol I just know it's gona be rubbish

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Post by rich the mechanic on Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:38 pm

Considering the apparent number of Hijets on the IOW thats a whole 3 members now.

Is it a bloke with a gammy leg selling it is it?


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Post by waz on Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:15 pm

rich the mechanic wrote:Considering the apparent number of Hijets on the IOW thats a whole 3 members now.

Is it a bloke with a gammy leg selling it is it?

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Post by Guest on Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:56 pm

Not guilty M'Lud !!! You all know my feelings about Diesel Hi-Jets. The best thing for a Diesel Hi-Jet is a Gallon of Petrol and a box of matches. Blinking heaps of rubbish !!!

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Post by Logi on Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:53 pm

It's a diesel, it won't run on petrol........  Razz 
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Post by HighlyJetted on Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:36 pm

Or matches!
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Post by ldv.tek on Sat Feb 15, 2014 12:34 am

Well on the MPG side of things my Piaggio Porter 1.4 diesel is returning on average 49mpg.

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Post by Guest on Sat Feb 15, 2014 1:46 am

Well LDV I don't drive at thirty mph in fifth on the motorway's . ( but Dorset doesnt either does it ).As Gav said we haven't got any and only one Dual Cabbage way from Coppins Bridge
to St Marys Round about and that's 400 yds long and the 60mph bit is 200 yds long.
The only fun road is the Military Road from Niton where I live to Freshwater Bay a distance of16 miles driven at flat taps .

Anyway I couldn't care less about mpg. I just fill up with Petrol or LPG when it runs out. Too boring watching the fuel gauge. Have some fun son and thrash the wotsits off of it., Oh sorry no of course you can't can you coz they blow up at anything over about 60mph. Should have bought an LPG one then you have got Diesel economy and Petrol performance.
I just love the Dual fuel ones and a complete down on the Lombardini Lorries.  Mind you you would never guess would you. Sad Sad

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Post by Guest on Sat Feb 15, 2014 1:53 am

LOGAN !!! They don't RUN on Diesel -- they lumber and knock. Don't you know the difference by now man ???  lol! 

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Post by Guest on Sat Feb 15, 2014 1:59 am

HighlyJetted wrote:Or matches!

That's another fault with Diesels Matt. They don't " GO" like Petrol ones when you stick a match down the tank. Nothing happens when you stick a match down a diesel tank -- somewhat similar to flooring the throttle on a diesel--- nothing happens !!! affraid cheers 

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Post by gavin_hayward on Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:05 am

Woody you better had drive the military road once more before its in the sea lol
If the diesel Hijet is that rubbish ill just connect prop to generator as with this weather we wont have power

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Post by Guest on Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:19 am

Sounds the better option Gav. That's why I have got a generator in my
Garage at home. Petrol one naturally.
With three power cuts in Niton in the past two weeks its been jolly handy.

The Wood burner has been a really great asset too. Been trying to work out a way of converting it to produce steam and running my Hi-Jet on it. Not got past the starting line though. Evil or Very Mad  Evil or Very Mad 

Come back Fred Dibnah. All is forgiven.

Where are you on the Island Gav.??

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Post by Guest on Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:25 am

Tell you what. If you are a brave enough man I will take you for a spin--- no
strike that -- a drive in my MPV and show you what it will do.
My guickest time from Niton to my friend at Freshwater Bay up past Dimbola near Orchard Brothers Corner shop is 14 minutes.
Think you are brave enough ??

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Post by gavin_hayward on Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:02 pm

I'm over in Ryde mate other side of the world mean island.
15 mins did you stop at the view point lol
As your a dual fuel fan is it possible to retro fit the kit n do you have one?

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Post by ToaseMan on Sat Feb 15, 2014 6:02 pm

So Diesel hi-jets are really that bad that you'ed recomend leaving them well alone?
Mines a little Diesel 1.2 with a supected head gasket blown. (Though its done a good 20 miles like that, oil is clean and i think the water is too). Personly i'd have thoughted been diesel it would be cheap, and pull like a train. But in saying that my best engine knowlage is a 1971 2-stroke!
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Post by Guest on Sat Feb 15, 2014 6:42 pm

It isn't something I would want to attempt. Lots of piping and wiring to do and I would think that the tank fitting and piping would have to be carried out by a certified LPG fitter.
That was certainly the case when I worked for Romahome. I went on a weeks LPG course.
Save your pennies and get a dual fuel one.

I personally feel it would be a lot of awkward hassle.
Others may well disagree but I haven't the patience for that sort of thing these days. If you buy a factory
supplied system the you know pretty well it was done properly in the first place. But obviously it may have been played with by some backstreet abortionist in later life. I have been very lucky . All six I have had have been good except one on an O4 plate the green lights fuel indicator stuck on all the time.

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Post by Guest on Sat Feb 15, 2014 6:45 pm

Yes the 1200 Diesels do pull like a train --- a Triang Hornby 00 one.  Laughing Laughing 

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Post by bushwhacker on Sat Feb 15, 2014 6:50 pm

gavin_hayward wrote:........
As your a dual fuel fan is it possible to retro fit the kit.........

You can buy a kit to fit yourself but I think they cost about £400 or you can get a specialist to supply and fit for £600+. (More than the vehicle worth?) A lot have websites so can be found online.
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Post by gavin_hayward on Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:35 pm

Thanks for the help

Well like woody says it would be better to get a factory fit n work on the small problems it may have picked up. So I'll sell my 1.3 n 1.0 vans n get a dual fuel one n keep the diesel one covered over for a classic in years to come

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Post by ToaseMan on Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:04 pm

gavin_hayward wrote:... n keep the diesel one covered over for a classic in years to come
Or do what we do. and use it as a shead that can be moved around the driveway.
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Post by HighlyJetted on Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:42 am

I have a couple of Hijet sheds too Smile

Dry, portable, pretty secure. Loads of doors. Perfect!
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Post by johnnyboy666 on Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:57 am

I must say, my diesel didn't exactly pin me to the back of the seat! Although, I'm expecting a change of diesel pump should make it run a little smoother (and less smokey)

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Post by Guest on Sun Feb 16, 2014 2:47 pm

Can you believe it Gav. We have just had ANOTHER POWER CUT IN NITON.

I think the fact that I lived in one Charles Dickens former homes Winterbourne in Bonchurch has followed me here and gone back to Victorian times with candlelight and the woodburner.

I reckon we must be at least 40 years behind the times here having no gas in the Village.

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Post by gavin_hayward on Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:03 pm

lol

if the undercliff slip carries on niton will be no more, powers least of there worries down there

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Post by Guest on Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:07 pm

Headline news on telly tonight. Its a damn nuisance. Don't reckon they will reopen it now.
Three months work and money and its disappeared down the hill. …

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Post by gavin_hayward on Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:20 pm

probably not now as the road has slipped over a large section, including peoples houses  Crying or Very sad geological faults not good

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Post by HighlyJetted on Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:35 pm

Has the land slide occurred where they had been already digging?
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