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Post by bones 851 on Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:16 pm

hello matt , and a happy motoring welcome, one thing for sure all hijet drivers are very far from standard, most of us have beyond "normal" attitudes to life,,,, ha ha ha, the words "overheating" and " will these alloys fit? " are but a few common words within our jet speak,,,,, happy motoring bones..... Smile
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Post by rich the mechanic on Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:47 pm

Hi and welcome on board I know where another 1.2 diesel is and as far as I know it's not moving soon the garage I use for MOT's seems to be attracting Hijets and are having probs with the derv one as they had the head off for skimming and now it won't start, they think the skimmers took apart some of the links in the head and didn't put it back right so if you have to do yours have a good check where things go just in case.
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Post by Matt Angell on Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:01 pm

Yep normal is for boring people!!

Any others around the Swindon/Cirencester area? Be nice to meet up for a beer/brew and have good chinwag about these odd but cute little vans!

I'm more likely to see if I can get a set of 7.50 mud tyres to fit rather then some alloys! Got plenty of them in garage from Landy!

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Post by lizzard_t on Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:57 pm

Helllo , i didley know how i got here , i think the wind just blew me here ! , but from what ive seen this seems to have all the answers i need ( other forum's just don't seem to respond) . I have a hijet van 998cc petrol , headgasket blew and someone i know took the head off , then he decided that he could no longer carry on , so im left with a bootful of parts , and a headful of memories from when i did the headgasket on my vectra years ago .cos i can't find a manual for this van . Anyway i would just like to say thankyou for opening this forum . And im going for a look to find the info , and im sure if i cant find it ,there will be an answer from someone for my question . stay happy . PAUL.

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Post by Logi on Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:08 pm

Hi, a Hijet with head gasket probs? Yes, i'd guess someone will be along to help Wink
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Post by rich the mechanic on Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:17 pm

Hi and welcome head gaskets are fairly easy the torque setting is 40ft/lb.
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Post by HighlyJetted on Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:06 pm

welcome lizard man, you can do it! Its just like lego.
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hi

Post by toxicinx on Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:37 am

hi all im jake
just bought my second hijet love it its painted in nato green and looks so cool, i forgot how nippy they are

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Post by waz on Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:07 pm

Hi toxicinx welcome to the forum.

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Post by Logi on Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:34 pm

[


quote="waz"]Hi toxicinx welcome to the forum.

Waz[/quote]

What he said Smile
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Post by oldie on Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:54 pm

What they said......Hi Very Happy .

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Post by waz on Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:15 pm

oi you lot, think up you own welcome greeting like what I did.

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Post by rich the mechanic on Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:48 pm

Welcome on here this is an orginal message not a copy.

Welcome on here this is an orginal message not a copy.

Welcome on here this is an orginal message not a copy.

Welcome on here this is an orginal message not a copy......................................................... Very Happy
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Post by EvaInNorfolk on Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:23 pm

Hi Jake / toxicinx. What's the story behind toxicinx title? Would like to see pic of your van. I've had mine 3 1/2 months now and love it to pieces. Can't help you with anything mechanical but I have just made really nice window covers and I've done a bit of upholstery before so might be able to help out there. Welcome! flower
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Post by toxicinx on Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:07 pm

Thanks everyone for nice welcome toxicinx is my art web site, as soon as i can figure out how to post a pic of my van i will, im in the middle of painting on the side a star like on the us jeeps

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Hi

Post by MW2K8 on Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:48 pm

My name is Matt, based in NE Scotland...

Hijet/Micro fan, and biker...

Looking to purchase my first van or pick up soon!

Driven VWs + Audi's for a few years before getting into 'bikes. Currently a Dragstar 650, Honda CB350, FZR Hybrid, oh and of course my much loved C90...

Looking forward to my first micro!

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Post by waz on Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:50 pm

Hi Matt and welcome. There are a few bikers on here so you will fell at home.

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Post by Logi on Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:24 pm

Wahey, more Scots Smile Welcome to the site, one of the main reasons i got the 'Jet over other wee vans was it's ability to swallow large bikes Very Happy

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Post by MW2K8 on Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:41 pm

Thanks guys

Superb Logi!

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Post by HighlyJetted on Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:53 pm

Hi Matt and welcome,

The best of luck in finding a nice hijet,

And another biker to turn up here - there is a definite correlation

All the best,

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Post by rich the mechanic on Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:12 pm

Welcome in the more the merrier.
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Post by MW2K8 on Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:32 pm

Thanks for the welcome guys...

Any of you want to sell me a your hijet then? Smile

Not much up here on gumtree/ebay etc...

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Post by Andreas Vasilis on Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:17 am

Hi,

I am new to the Micro Van Owners Club, I live in Cyprus where I own a 1994 Piagio Porter panel van which I use for work & leasure as seen in the avater, but I also own a 1996 Daihatsu Hijet 6 seater MPV which I have in my garage in London for whenever I come over to visit the family & friends.

I am a great fan of these little vans & am glad to see that there are also other people that feel the same way as I do.

I have looked around to buy a new one but havent had any luck, I know that the Hijet's have been out of production for a few years now but I did think the Porter's were still being made, perhaps someone can point me in the right direction or perhaps knows someone who has an almost new one they want to sell.

Keep going,


Andy.
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Post by HighlyJetted on Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:42 am

there are a few dealers importing and retailing porters, i think one guy advertises on ebay but i'm on my phone so can't search very well. Anyway, welcome to the club, wish you all the best in your hunt.
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Post by Andreas Vasilis on Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:43 am

Hi Matt,

Thanks for the welcome, if you do come up with a Porter dealer let me know.

I'm not in hurry for one just yet as the wife will probably leave me if she sees another one of these little vans about, but it would be good to know if you can still get a new one & from where.

Keep going,


Andy.

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Post by HighlyJetted on Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:24 pm

Try these guys:-

http://www.liftonbridge.co.uk/subprod/piaggio-porter-light-commercials-vans-and-pickups-0002696.aspx

and woodford motor co:- http://www.piaggioporter.co.uk/

I'd love a brand new one, I like the new look headlights and front bumper alot Very Happy

They are damn good value for money too.

Where are you now - Cyprus or The damp UK?
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Post by Andreas Vasilis on Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:44 pm

Hi Matt,

Thanks for the information, it will come in usefull one day when I decide to upgrade & go for a new one.

I am in Cyprus at the moment, a sunny 23 degrees today which isn't bad for this time of year, its funny though how you actually miss the cloudy English weather when you live in a hot country like Cyprus.

Have a good weekend & keep driving,


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Post by jbenny2 on Fri May 04, 2012 4:11 pm

Hi all,

Newbie here,
First encountered these little vans about 3 years ago when i meet my wife (then girlfriend), who had an 03 plate 1.3efi hijet panel van.
I have to admit i was a little put off at first but soon realised just how good these little vans are, but after a very expensive mot we dicided to get a newer van a found a brand new piaggio porter 1.3 efi 6 seater MPV with twin sunroofs and 4x4 which is great for getting in and out of odd places.
so far we've been to Jersey, yorkshire, lake district, wales and last summer toured the north of scotland and the outer hebridies for 3 weeks traveled 1800 miles in total in 3 weeks.

I've done a few mods to the van including fitting a dab radio and rear speakers, rear 12v cigar plug, HID front fog lights, roof rack, larger front wipers, and have just brought a set of original hijet 13" alloys (in need of a little tlc before i fit them).

I've also got a 1972 mk1 escort which i restoring so if anyones got any technical quires i'll do by best to help out as i've got a lot of contacts on the car world.

Also interested in meeting up with other micro van nutters, to exchange ideas and discuss issues, it's also an excuse to go to the pub with the misses


At least i now know i'm not the only crazy one out there Razz

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Post by HighlyJetted on Fri May 04, 2012 5:04 pm

hi, welcome James! Sounds like true love right there, the vans and the missus.

Member wise we seem to be spread across the whole uk, but i'm hoping we could do a camping weekend in the lake district in the future. The first meet up of its kind.
Hope you stick around =)

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Post by Steviel81 on Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:03 pm

Bonjourno,

I'm Stevie, and with the missus we've got this little camper converted beast. (Next to my MR2)



Got a new front panel for it as the previous owner lost the original one Sad

Had a few wee drama's with it, so will post up a few posts.

If anyone's at Santa Pod this weekend we'll be there, come and say hello Smile
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