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hello from bedford

Postby adz on Sun Jan 18, 2015 5:30 pm

hi all :D
looking to get one this year and then hopefully going to do a wales trip that's the plan .has any one here done any trips to wales that could give us some tips would be more then welcome
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Re: hello from bedford

Postby Loneranger on Sun Jan 18, 2015 5:32 pm

welcome.

Regards Wales first bit of advice don't go on your own.

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Re: hello from bedford

Postby vauxsqueeks on Sun Jan 18, 2015 5:50 pm

Hi,
I've done several trips to Wales, as Pete said don't go and take just 1 car. Go in a group of 2-5 if possible just in case there is any problems with running out of fuel, bursting a water pipe or getting stuck. Heavy duty tow strops, tools, blankets, water, food etc.
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Re: hello from bedford

Postby adz on Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:02 pm

hi guys
beffo will not be going on my own, my mate who also is getting a frontera is going so there should be 2 or more vehicles.
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Re: hello from bedford

Postby Robfog on Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:44 pm

Welcome to FOG, been to Wales its great. Your just up the road from me :wave: We have our own woods in Kent, great place to meet and drive around a bit
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Re: hello from bedford

Postby adz on Sun Jan 18, 2015 7:40 pm

Hi Rob :wave: I'm just out of Bedford in Stevington I'll give you a shout when I get one and your have to show me the woods in Kent bud.I'm thinking of a swb but what is the best engine to get do you guys reckon
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Re: hello from bedford

Postby Robfog on Sun Jan 18, 2015 7:56 pm

Well I have a 2.0 and a 2.8 in the older series (A series) they are both great. If you want more of a car then go for a B series but you will want to go for the V6.
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Re: hello from bedford

Postby andytats on Sun Jan 18, 2015 9:30 pm

Hi & welcome to the mad house
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Re: hello from bedford

Postby Munfred on Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:04 pm

Have a dti and a v6. More than happy to take you out for a drive if you want to see what you are getting into, and to give you a comparison.
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Re: hello from bedford

Postby 4x4 bobby on Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:33 pm

Hi mate and welcome to the forum!!!! :thumbup:
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Re: hello from bedford

Postby vauxsqueeks on Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:12 pm

adz wrote:Hi Rob :wave: I'm just out of Bedford in Stevington I'll give you a shout when I get one and your have to show me the woods in Kent bud.I'm thinking of a swb but what is the best engine to get do you guys reckon


Hi, if you want raw power then the 3.2 v6 is the one go for, but are rare in the SWB. The 2.2 DTi would be a good all rounder. Last resort would be the 2.2 petrol they are good and I up until today had 2 but prefer the 2.2 DTi to the petrol.

I am also not far away.. nr. Kempston
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Re: hello from bedford

Postby adz on Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:28 am

Hi bud
Was thinking the 2.2 Dti manly for cost on fuel as I don't have much money as I only work in the bike shop in town lol .seen one on eBay needs work but will have to see how much it goes for, it is a lwb tho
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Re: hello from bedford

Postby adz on Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:25 pm

this is the eBay listing number 111577145459 does anybody know of this one, what do i need to look out for
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Re: hello from bedford

Postby Robfog on Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:29 pm

Where is the oil leak? No MOT means you will have to trailer it away. Someone will be along that know more about the 2.5 engine.
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Re: hello from bedford

Postby adz on Wed Jan 21, 2015 1:00 pm

i have emailed them about the oil leak but just waiting for them to reply,I no it's not a bti but my thought was that it would be a good little project to get up and running if the price is right
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Re: hello from bedford

Postby Loneranger on Wed Jan 21, 2015 5:15 pm

Also bear in mind you wont get the tax with it, rules have changed.

He says it a tidy truck but bonnet looks shot to me.

Why not send him a message and go and have a look before bidding, you may find he will take an offer out of ebay.

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Re: hello from bedford

Postby hipo1024 on Wed Jan 21, 2015 5:37 pm

as above, with the 2.5 just make sure the engine light works and goes out once the engine has started. Also give it a quick test drive (on private land of course :P) and listen for any nasty sounds, also make sure the turbo kicks in around 2k rpm (should be noticeable in 1st and 2nd at full throttle). Other than that its just making sure its not a rust bucket and also why its failed its MOT. In good working order with MOT 2.5's tend to sell for around £500-£750 to give you a rough idea
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Re: hello from bedford

Postby adz on Wed Jan 21, 2015 8:01 pm

thanks for all the replies guys must say you guys are being very helpful loving the forum

the guy is saying the oil leak is coming from the sump area but he is not sure he haven't had it checked ?? does any one no of this happening to 2.5 tds ,could it be just the gasket from the sump??

sorry to keep asking don't no much on these trucks,i have only had a land rover s2a before

thanks again adam
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Re: hello from bedford

Postby hipo1024 on Wed Jan 21, 2015 8:51 pm

Sump gaskets can leak, but then again what does he mean by oil leak? Some people could say a small weep as a oil leak, and yes technically it is leaking oil, but probably not worth loosing sleep over, on the other hand I've met a chap that said his car had a oil leak and it was gushing out as quick as he could put it in lol. So you'd have to make your own judgment on that, but seeing as you've owned a series 2a you should be fairly accustomed to oil leaks :P lol

Rust and how it runs are the two things to worry about the most. A weeping gasket won't be a big problem to fix, and most of these trucks as long as you keep them serviced and clean they'll keep going for many years!

Places to look at for rust are the sills, particularly the rear of them just infront of the rear tyres, behind the front bumper along the bottom edge of the rad and front edge of the bonnet
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Re: hello from bedford

Postby Munfred on Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:04 am

Not seen that one about.
Looks like guy changes cars often.
I think he needs to give you more info and then take a look around. Doesnt end until sunday so gives you a few days.
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