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Post by cooter on Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:43 pm

Hi, I am a new proud owner of a 1998 1.3 efi Hijet van, which I wasn't looking to buy(it found me). It was within a mile from home in sunny Hayle in Cornwall and kept popping up on a facebook selling page, one of my 11 year old sons has been banging on about hijets for months so we looked, we liked, we bought.  It is really clean for it's age, in faded white, has had 4 owners and various degrees of care and attention. Currently without mot, the seller assured me that the only thing it needs is a water pump and thermostat( I read that as head gasket), but it was super cheap so its now here at home. My daily transport is a Honda c90 so the van can be sorted over the coming months, initial plan Is to go through the mechanicals, confirm the cooling/water issues and send her for an mot. After that it will be tidied up with the top half going grey to match my bike.  I will fabricate a ramp so during wet cold winter months the bike can ride inside the van!!!!

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Post by scotia on Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:31 am

welcome Smile

buying an overheating hijet without mot is not the smarstest thing to do.
half of this forum is about overheating hijets.
its a really precise job to get sorted/100%.
and you will go from 1 thing to another..
and if you get it 100% you will have probably spend an amount that would have bought you a decent one in the first place.

i did the same thing ... Embarassed
do you want to see my replaced parts list ? pale  silent

but there is/are a lot of helpfull info/people on here
so you came to the right place

greetings from the netherlands What a Face





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Post by waz on Thu Oct 23, 2014 5:43 pm

Hi cooter, I'm waz from the club 90 forum, you have made a good choice there with a hijet.
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Post by Guest on Sat Oct 25, 2014 1:29 pm

Hi Cooter and your Scooter. In the 60's I had a CB90 sohc and it was a great little bike

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Post by Guest on Sat Oct 25, 2014 1:30 pm

Where the hell has the rest of my Post Gone.??

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Post by waz on Sat Oct 25, 2014 1:52 pm

woody wrote:Where the hell has the rest of my Post Gone.??

Spooky eh???? affraid
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Post by Guest on Sat Oct 25, 2014 2:00 pm

Feel like swearing!! But I won't. Well here goes again.
I bought my first Hi-Jet - a red 1998 pick-up in 2003 and have covered over 45,000 miles since then, mostly on the Isle of Wight.
It has overheated on numerous occasions whilst being thrashed round the Island and stuck in a traffic jam in the summer. It was usually a weeping hose or faulty thermostat but I make a point of checking and changing both Rad Caps regularly and bleeding the system with a mains water pressure hose pipe.
It has survived some quite dramatic brew-ups and still has the original head-gasket. It has been off the road since January but I shall be resurrecting it shortly if it hasn't rusted too badly underneath.
It's going to need a couple of Headlights for starters but see what else when I take it for Mot.
Anyway welcome to the Best Hi-Jet Forum in the World.
You will find a wealth of experienced Hi-Jetters on here.
And if you need advice - always ASK. Woody.

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Re: Hijet newbie

Post by singledad on Sat Oct 25, 2014 3:47 pm

i need advice plz,,,,what are tonights lottery numbers

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Post by Guest on Sat Oct 25, 2014 4:16 pm

I will ring you tonight Ron after 9 pm and let you know Laughing Laughing

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Post by oldie on Sat Oct 25, 2014 6:31 pm

woody wrote:Where the hell has the rest of my Post Gone.??

Yeah Yeah....that old chestnut is it....Pfffff.

Memory lapse Woody.......happens a lot to you old codgers Very Happy Very Happy .

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Post by oldie on Sat Oct 25, 2014 6:43 pm

singledad wrote:i need advice plz,,,,what are tonights lottery numbers

Lotto numbers to choose from are....

1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8
9/10/11/12/13/14/15/16
17/18/19/20/21/22/23/24
25/26/27/28/29/30/31/32
33/34/35/36/37/38/39/40
41/42/43/44/45/46/47/48
49/50


tongue tongue lol! .

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Post by Guest on Sat Oct 25, 2014 7:00 pm

Nice one Oldie. Laughing clown

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Post by HighlyJetted on Sat Oct 25, 2014 7:36 pm

At least buying one that over heats, you know where you stand Smile

Most people contact me after buying a "decent" van, which over heated on the motorway on their way home!

So as long as you paid the right money for it, and can do the work it actually is the best route into hijet ownership.

Welcome to the forum Wink Enjoy, and good luck.
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Post by singledad on Sun Oct 26, 2014 11:14 am

i didnt get any of those numbers lol

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