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Hi from Warwickshire!

Post by CSI Motors on Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:05 pm

Hi Guys,

My name is Piotr, I live in Warwickshire and I'm Anonymous Hijetoholic. Currently I'm in the middle of buying '06 1.3EFI beast. The van I'm buying will need a bit of attention (head gasket failure because of overheating). I'll try to document whole process of bring Dajsu back to live on my youtube channel (same name as my nick here). I hope we will all enjoy them! Very Happy

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Re: Hi from Warwickshire!

Post by scotia on Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:39 pm

Welcome Smile

I hope you know what youre doing regarding the headgasket.
Its nothing like a tipical car... pale  its not "a bit of attention" in most cases

i subscribed to youre channel , nice cat btw Smile
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Re: Hi from Warwickshire!

Post by CSI Motors on Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:04 pm

Hi,

Many thanks for the subscription - they are the best motivation Smile

In terms of head gasket - I don't have much experience with any Daihatsu - but I'm optimistic and I hope I will not let you and myself down! Very Happy

if you are cat lover - there is actually two of them, I wanted to paste link to special episode from my polish sub-channel (I'm from Poland originally) where they test grip of the new epoxy floor in my garage* but I'm too fresh to the forum to do that**

*My Mrs. allowed me to have Hijet under the condition that she will not have to see it on the driveway, so I had to make space in the garage. During the process I decided I'll refresh it so it's neat when the Daihatsu actually arrives. There will be short series about garage makeover on my channel as well.

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Post by HighlyJetted on Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:55 pm

Well, I could be tempted to give you a few pointers if you are going to video it.
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Re: Hi from Warwickshire!

Post by scotia on Tue May 01, 2018 7:35 am

No not realy a cat person but i liked the way it looked in the video.
I have a pug Smile
I dont know if you have seen the whole section of this forum regarding overheating?
Its the number one problem regarding hijets.
There are numerous causes why a hijet overheats ,bad radcaps,headgasket,air in the system,fan not working,rusted metal pipe in the coolingsystem,thermostat,rad no good,bad hose clips,not bleeding it the correct way etc etc

with a regular car you can skim the head put a new gasket on and your done
a hijet is a whole other story..
If youre lucky Higlyjetted will help you out a litle.
But i would start with reading trough the overheating section on the forum to get more detailed info about the problem.

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Post by CSI Motors on Tue May 01, 2018 10:39 am

@HighlyJetted -thank you for the offer, when I actually get the van, I'll take few pictures, create my plan of action and get back to you to get more feedback. I understand in case of headgasket/ overheating problem it's not just about new gasket but the root cause will need to be found and removed but that's what CSI in CSI motors stands for (Car Scene Investigation) Very Happy

@Scotia
I did have a look at "buying Hijet - guide for dummies" by HighlyJetted and I shouldn't probably buy this particular one Smile

To be honest with you, I think this is going to be the least sensible car purchase in my life:
1. I haven't even seen the van live and yet I agreed to buy it (I know it's lame)
2. I know Hijets have problems with overheating and I buy one that overheats 
..and still I have gut feeling that I'm not going to regret it Smile 

On the other hand, It's not mega expensive (£400 and the guy will take my bike in PX*), the bodywork seems to be in good shape (current owner sent me images of underbody as well), In worse case I will break it for spares but hopefully that will not need to happen.

The whole concept of the Car Scene Investigation is to show people how to eliminate guess work when working with the cars. I want to show how to define the suspects and collect evidence to be 100% sure who is the guilty one*. So, what may seem as very ridiculous purchase will be actually perfect source of content for the YT and good fun for me. Very Happy


*the bike needs to be registered in UK, hence the delay with Hijet delivery

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Post by scotia on Thu May 03, 2018 10:04 am

well at least you came to the right place here
there are a lot of helpfull guys on here who know a lot about hijets.
have you seen the links to the manuals section? a lot of good info in there
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B_uqxfTpiDWoOXh1RzBUR0lsUVE?usp=sharing
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Re: Hi from Warwickshire!

Post by HighlyJetted on Thu May 03, 2018 3:44 pm

CSI Motors wrote:@HighlyJetted -thank you for the offer, when I actually get the van, I'll take few pictures, create my plan of action and get back to you to get more feedback. I understand in case of headgasket/ overheating problem it's not just about new gasket but the root cause will need to be found and removed but that's what CSI in CSI motors stands for (Car Scene Investigation) Very Happy
I did have a look at "buying Hijet - guide for dummies" by HighlyJetted and I shouldn't probably buy this particular one Smile

To be honest with you, I think this is going to be the least sensible car purchase in my life:     Laughing  Laughing  Laughing  Laughing  Laughing  Laughing  Laughing
THIS IS JUST THE START!!!!

1. I haven't even seen the van live and yet I agreed to buy it (I know it's lame)
2. I know Hijets have problems with overheating and I buy one that overheats 
..and still I have gut feeling that I'm not going to regret it Smile 

Its always the same old with Hijets.
I'm so past Hijets nowadays, they are something I spent alot of time involved in, but for the last 4 years I have washed my hands of them.
A clean van that's an over heater can be a good buy. As long as the resolution is accurate and efficient.
I actually run a business that specialises in automotive fault finding, diagnostics, and ECU repairs.
So I know the motor industry possibly better than most, maybe that is a brave statement.
Sub contracting for every garage in the area I see it all good and bad. I am very much in demand, but many garages I will not associate with.
Hijets have a very unique coolant system, it has quirks that I have never come across on any other vehicle or machine.
If you master the Hijet coolant system, you will become become 100 times more capable of coolant system expertise than most in the garage industry.
Most cars have quite a forgiving coolant system, a little weep or vac leak or air lock here or there causes no mal effects other than slow header tank loss.
In a Hijet, a minor coolant system flaw results in an hour in a layby.
And the metal passenger seat cover covered in brown poo water.
I owe a great deal to Hijets, breaking them and fixing a few put me in a financial position to start Auto Fault Finder, and Auto Fault Finder lead me into the HaldexRepairs.co.uk business, which is a pretty solid industry.
If I can give some experience back I will, before I forget it all! Thus if you are vlogging stuff maybe this is good opportunity.

Good luck.
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Re: Hi from Warwickshire!

Post by Raggy on Thu May 03, 2018 6:16 pm

Welcome back, your views and help are always welcome on here even if you do t have or want a hijet these days.
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Re: Hi from Warwickshire!

Post by CSI Motors on Fri May 04, 2018 12:00 am

@Scotia-many thanks for the link! I'm actually in the process of reading through the forum and i found the initial topic with the link today as well. But there is so much staff here it will take me a while to scan through everything, so help like this is really appreciated.

@HighlyJetted-I did have a look at your business' webpage and also on facebook of Auto Fault Finder and I need to admit I'm impressed. Are you self learner? Market is full of people whose diagnostic capabilities are limited to reading fault codes with obd scanners and then replacing random parts based on a guesswork but you are definitelly not one of them Smile my ultimate goal is to run side business of similar profile to yours - fault finding with "no win, no fee" approach which I thought would be fair approach for startup in this industry (i hate those fault code reseters who charge only for reseting the codes but not fixing the issue).

With regards my vlogging-i'm aware my videos are not the best ones on youtube. They maybe a bit trival for more experienced people. i'm not showmen so they are a bit dull, i hate my voice (but hey that's the only one i have) and English is not my first language. So the only way i can do decent stuff is to get quality content - and if you are happy to share your knowledge, I will be really happy to use it to boost quality of my videos and learn somethin new.

BTW.
I have received documents for the bike that i'm part exchanging for the Hijet. The plan is to finalise the deal and bring Dajsu home on 19th of May Smile





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Re: Hi from Warwickshire!

Post by scotia on Sun May 06, 2018 8:53 am

CSI Motors wrote:The plan is to finalise the deal and bring Dajsu home on 19th of May Smile





stop while you still can.. its not to late to buy a non overheating hijet Laughing

it was higlyjetted who collected 80% of those files, ive just added to them and downloaded them.
he was getting tyred of hijets and i was afraid the files would get lost in time.
i have set up the microvan mini truck club on facebook and share the files there and on numerous other pages as wel.
they have helped lots of people cheers
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