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Post by andy pyke on Sun Nov 09, 2014 4:00 pm

Soooo excited (and a little apprehensive!) as tomorrow I will be catching a train to pick up a Hijet I bought on ebay. Risky and impulsive, I know, but I've lusted after one of these for years and this weekend I decided I couldn't wait any longer.

As a complete non-mechanic I have no doubt that I'll be spending plenty of money on this project and getting my hands dirty on a car for the first time in 47 years. First concern is to get it back home in one piece. I've read all the stuff on over-heating....very worrying! Anyone know a good mechanic in Maidstone, Kent?

Haven't been this excited over a new car for many years Smile

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Post by waz on Sun Nov 09, 2014 5:37 pm

Hi Andy, I am from Maidstone and can recommend a good mechanic.
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Post by scotia on Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:41 am

welcome Smile
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Post by andy pyke on Mon Nov 10, 2014 7:17 pm

waz wrote:Hi Andy, I am from Maidstone and can recommend a good mechanic.

That would be really useful, thanks. Drove it home from Southampton to Maidstone this afternoon. Honestly thought it would be 50/50 whether I made it but no problems really apart from it being soaking wet inside. I'm sure I'll start to discover the other problems over the coming days.

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Post by andy pyke on Mon Nov 10, 2014 7:19 pm

andy pyke wrote:
waz wrote:Hi Andy, I am from Maidstone and can recommend a good mechanic.

That would be really useful, thanks. Drove it home from Southampton to Maidstone this afternoon. Honestly thought it would be 50/50 whether I made it but no problems really apart from it being soaking wet inside. I'm sure I'll start to discover the other problems over the coming days.

Andy

And thanks Scotia! (haven't yet worked out how to reply in line)
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Post by scotia on Tue Nov 11, 2014 7:18 am

i am dutch but can understand english pretty wel
but i havent got a cleu what you ment by that... ``replying in line``
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Post by PFM on Tue Nov 11, 2014 7:49 am

Andy - scroll down to the bottom of the page where you'll find a quick reply box and then a POST REPLY button - use either.

Scotia - Andy was replying using QUOTE rather than the methods above. And yes, your English is very good.

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Post by scotia on Tue Nov 11, 2014 8:33 am

aah ok thanx
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Post by HighlyJetted on Tue Nov 11, 2014 8:37 am

The sheer quantity of beer that gets drunk up at Val Thorens during Dutchweek is crazy!

Respect those crazy Dutch
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Post by scotia on Tue Nov 11, 2014 8:49 am

Laughing
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Post by andy pyke on Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:00 pm

So,  I now own a P reg 1.0 EFI MPV Hijet. Its sat on my drive with a tarp over it as the sunroofs have obviously been letting water in for a long long time and all the seats are wet.  The headliner is missing so I imagine someone tried to fix it in the past and failed.

Good bits:

+ Drove from Southampton to Maidstone without overheating
+ Looks like a new exhaust has been put on
+ Gear change was good
+ Drove in a straight line
+ Haven't seen any major rust yet

Bad Bits

+ Leaking sunroofs: No trim around them so assume someone tried to fix and lost all the bits. Screws    missing
+ No headlining. Probably ruined and thrown away previous owner
+ Drivers side sliding door mechanism broken
+ Passenger side sliding door mechanism rough
+ Window winders not working
+ Throttle: Very stiff
+ Back door operates fine but peeling paint from a large dent

Open to suggestions, but my plan of attack is to get it watertight first and then have a mechanic look at the engine so that I can get an idea of whether its worth spending time and money on doing up.

What do you think?


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Post by Guest on Thu Nov 13, 2014 7:50 am

I should be able to help with sunroof surrounds and their fittings and the headlinings too. You'll need two pairs of hands to glue them in place unless you are an Octopus.

Also got door runners and new ball bearings for middle rail.I just bought 40 of them. Also the middle rails if needed. Window mechanisms NO. I keep them for sales vehicles. They are available on E-bay from the TreadMill Doctor for around £20 which is stupid money.  
My number is 0786 303030 9 . Email :  hi.jetmaniow@gmail.com.

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Is this for coolant?

Post by andy pyke on Thu Nov 13, 2014 2:23 pm

Had a closer look today and need a little advice.Don't laugh, but is this where the coolant is/should be? Where does the non-connected pipe go to?



WD40 on the sliding doors and they seem to work! Will clean them up this weekend and see how good I can get them.

Thanks Smile


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Post by waz on Thu Nov 13, 2014 4:13 pm

Hi Andy, looks like the overflow pipe
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Re: 10th November...I get to meet my new Hijet!!

Post by Logi on Thu Nov 13, 2014 7:03 pm

andy pyke wrote: tomorrow I will be catching  a train to pick up a Hijet

Hi. Smile

How the f^ck did you get a Hijet on a train? lol!
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Post by HighlyJetted on Thu Nov 13, 2014 8:20 pm

By the sounds of the coolant system you should have bought a return ticket!
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Post by waz on Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:13 pm

HighlyJetted wrote:By the sounds of the coolant system you should have bought a return ticket!

It did get him back from Southhampton without overheating
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Post by andy pyke on Fri Nov 14, 2014 3:26 pm

Hey, Waz, who was the mechanic in Maidstone that knows his way around Hijets? I really need to get some mechanical things looked at ASAP!

Many thanks

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Post by andy pyke on Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:30 am

Hmmm friends are taking the p*ss out of my little obsession Sad


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Post by Logi on Mon Nov 24, 2014 5:44 am

Yeah, that happens, until they need something shifted, then attitudes change Smile
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Post by Guest on Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:28 am

I find the thing that seems to attract a lot of attention (apart from the lovely growl from my Stainless Exhaust System) is from bystanders in towns watching you squeeze into a gap that most people would have a job to ride a pushbike into and doing a "three point turn" in ONE GO.
Always puts a smile on my face seeing their reactions.

Don't worry about you mates or other Idiots comments. You just enjoy your Hi-Jet and stick two fingers in the air to all those plonkers who can't park their big cars and MPV'S on the street.
Then have to find a space in the Pay Car Parks or even more funny, - - can't get their monstrosities under the barrier or in the Multi Storey Car Parks.
By the time they have driven round the town half a dozen times looking for a space we have done a Family Shop in the local Supermarket and gone again.
Not to mention the fuel economy especially if you have Dual Fuel Hi-Jets as most of mine are.

You hang in there Son and laugh at the Devil.

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Post by scotia on Mon Nov 24, 2014 8:54 am

i tottaly agree with woody.
the ones that say they dont like it and laugh are probably realy insecure douchebags.

in a city not far from here there is a carmeeting/gathering every sundaynight.
sometimes there are hundreds of modified cars there.
you should see the faces when i arrive there in my hijet and honk my t-ford horn a couple of times  Shocked  What a Face
i think thats realy funny and put up a steel face when arrive and park it up.

i have noticed that the ones that laugh are almost every time the modified unoriginal golf/corsa/bmw drivers.
they tent to be the bully type that likes to laugh at other people because they are realy insicure and want to hide it with douchbaggery.
they themself probably wouldnt have the balls to arrive in an hijet...ore be original and stand out from the crowd.

if anybody laughs at you doesnt that say more about that persons tiny balls than your tiny van.?

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Post by andy pyke on Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:17 am

Smile. Smile

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Should this be loose?

Post by andy pyke on Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:25 am

Hey guys, this cap on the engine is loose. Is that OK? There is very little thread on it and it wont do up tight and still have the oipes facing in the wrong direction...

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Post by scotia on Mon Nov 24, 2014 2:33 pm

i cant see the picture, only a small icon..
are there more members with this problem?
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Post by andy pyke on Mon Nov 24, 2014 2:52 pm

Let's try again...

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153371875614966&l=8191b063d4


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There's the picture...

Post by andy pyke on Mon Nov 24, 2014 2:54 pm

scotia wrote:i cant see the picture, only a small icon..
are there more members with this problem?
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Post by waz on Mon Nov 24, 2014 5:03 pm

Hi Andi, Nigel said you had phoned him, have you been to see him yet. Was that photo of your van taken at Senacre Hall ?
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Post by PFM on Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:36 pm

The black cap is the oil filler cap - it just pushes on and then you can twist it to line up the breather tube.

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