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Post by rich the mechanic on Tue Dec 02, 2014 10:26 pm

...... for our MPV to go up for sale.

So the good bits are it has good headlights, it runs, it has central locking, sunroofs don't leak most of the time, one rear side under the glass has had the rot repaired, drivers door glass replaced as has the mechanism, it has a centre consol for the radio, the tyres are reasonable, no water leaks into the footwells (fixed this with a replacement windscreen), carpets are good for age and mileage as are the seats, water pump was replaced when we got her five years ago as seal leaked, head has been skimmed during rebuild, 1.3 radiator put in to replace the standard rotten one although brackets need to be made it works well.

The bad bits are it needs some bodywork seeing to, it has no MOT as expired last month while waiting parts, the engine pressure cap leaks may need a new top pipe as this one has been repaired but it's better than the one before which broke, passenger side door mirror folds back easily as clamp broken but will stay put unless there are strong winds or the door is opened and closed repeatedly, new handle needed for passenger side sliding door, all rear seats are out as used as a van and centre row require new seatbelt stalks (it will come with all the seats).

Price we would like £300 ono. or £350 and it comes with the spare parts I have collected over the last 5 years.

My wife is boss and her decision is final and she will go on ebay on Thursday if no takers as we need her gone as have now got a bigger van we were going to stay with a mini van in a Nissan Vanette/LDV Cub but cost wise we now have an LDV pilot for about the same money.

I know I haven't been on here much this year just been one of those years when I haven't been on my computer much at all it's been a busy one.

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Post by Guest on Tue Dec 02, 2014 10:53 pm

Yes your regular posts have been missed Rich. I hope you will stay in touch with us all though.

I know what you mean about not being on the Computer much. I haven't had time to get on here myself with trying to keep the spare parts going out and finding Hi-Jets to replenish the spares.
So much time parceling up parts then sending PayPal invoices and then booking them on Carriers. Its all so time consuming and mentally tiring.
Still only four months to retirement now. Can't believe it really. I can still clearly remember my first day at work over 49 years ago.

I will still be dabbling with Hi-Jets though and help as many Forum members as I can.
All the best Rich and your knowledge of Hi-Jets will no doubt be very useful to others on here so please don't loose touch mate.

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Post by rich the mechanic on Tue Dec 02, 2014 10:56 pm

I intend to stay on here and poke my nose in from time to time.
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Post by Guest on Tue Dec 02, 2014 11:07 pm

Good on you Rich.!!

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Post by HighlyJetted on Wed Dec 03, 2014 8:26 am

Awww, bad time Sad

As for proper sized vans, you can't beat a transit for best reliability to value ratio.

Steer clear of the Iveco's as they are complete money pits, the boxer/ducato/relay as they are what I class as disposable vehicles, and sprinter/lt35 that have done loads of miles.
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Post by rich the mechanic on Wed Dec 03, 2014 8:48 am

I know what you mean but we got a ex royal snail ldv we have a daf dealer in town and it's got the pug engine and we have them too so I will be able to sort parts if needed.
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Post by kentgpz11 on Wed Dec 03, 2014 6:31 pm

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Post by rich the mechanic on Wed Dec 03, 2014 7:55 pm

Nice one I will check it out.
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Post by rich the mechanic on Fri Dec 05, 2014 7:50 am

ebay listing here please click to view
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Post by PFM on Fri Dec 05, 2014 8:11 am

Good luck with it. Glad you'll still pop in on here though.

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Post by rich the mechanic on Wed Dec 17, 2014 8:53 pm

Hetty went to her new owner on monday and we have had feed back to say he loves it.
It went with your website stickers on Matt and I mentioned the forum when I spoke to him
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Post by PFM on Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:20 pm

Sorry you didn't get what you wanted for her - it di go quite cheap.

How's your red van going?

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Post by rich the mechanic on Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:33 pm

The pilot is ok, fixed well bodged till I can get some hose the right size a fuel leak and will have to do the head gasket in the next month or so.
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Post by Logi on Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:55 pm

Just noticed this, sorry you've went to the dark side Wink

You coulda made a wee trailer for more room?
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Post by rich the mechanic on Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:30 pm

No it was not stable enough for wifey and we want to go further afield.
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Post by rich the mechanic on Wed Dec 17, 2014 11:32 pm

This is the last picture I took of our MPV with the Pilot behind and the Escort in front. I did have one last drive around the car park and we would have kept her if we could afford to or had space.


This is Lottie taken from my work doorway.

The LDV forum is a bit quiet no where near the involvement as here.
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Post by Logi on Thu Dec 18, 2014 5:06 pm

cheers
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Post by rich the mechanic on Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:14 pm

She said cool trailer but why would she want two unstable vehicles to make her three times a worse passenger when it's windy.
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