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#1 2021-06-12 17:09:20

Marti
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Registered: 2021-06-12
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Avoiding the "If I'd known then what I know" moment

Hi Guys,

Just traded out my NV200 for a 13 plate (UK) Peugeot Expert 2.0, six speeder LWB. It's an ex-fleet with Bristor racking Additional load-bay lights Flettner vent and Tealwash hot-water system. It'll double as my work van and windsurfing transport. Service, air-con re-gas  and cam-belt courtesy of the dealer but what would you guys with the Expert / Dispatch experience check or improve? Your top five "wish I'd known's" if you like.

Oh, and how long before I remember where the handbrake is - DOH!

Picture to follow once I find some roof rails and alloys.

Cheers.

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#2 2021-06-13 01:08:11

kenbw2
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From: Anywhere the van takes me
Registered: 2017-11-26
Posts: 872

Re: Avoiding the "If I'd known then what I know" moment

I find it confusing when I get in other people's cars and wonder where their handbrake is!

Cam belt is mine, but you've got that covered


2000 Citroen Dispatch 1.9TD XUD9 Camper Conversion + full time home
1999 Citroen Dispatch 1.9D DW8 Disassembled Camper Conversion
1996 Peugeot 806 1.9TD XUD9 Spare vehicle
1998 Citroen Synergie 1.9TD XUD9 Snapped timing belt

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#3 2021-06-13 08:21:15

Marti
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Registered: 2021-06-12
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Re: Avoiding the "If I'd known then what I know" moment

Just found the first task by chance.

The passenger seat is SOO comfortable and the driver's seat has had a large lump of field engineer on it for 90K miles so I'll swap them over. Losses the height adjustment but that's no issues to me. I'll post an update with any issues.

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#4 2021-06-14 14:13:36

tee_cee
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Registered: 2016-03-18
Posts: 434

Re: Avoiding the "If I'd known then what I know" moment

At 90k your DPF and eolys fluid may be a candidate for renewal and topup.
Get yourself a blutooth obd2 dongle and faplite app to see how often regens are happening, and the projected life left of the DPF and remaining fluid inthe eolys tank.
More info here https://dispatchexpertscudo.org.uk/foru … 9081#p9081

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#5 2021-06-15 19:49:00

Marti
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Registered: 2021-06-12
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Re: Avoiding the "If I'd known then what I know" moment

Useful to know - cheers
never heard of eolys fluid so had to Giggle it
I've got the OBD dongle so I'll try the Faplite
Thanks again.

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#6 2021-06-20 12:50:27

woodbine
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From: Bristol, UK
Registered: 2018-11-01
Posts: 182

Re: Avoiding the "If I'd known then what I know" moment

tee_cee wrote:

At 90k your DPF and eolys fluid may be a candidate for renewal and topup.
Get yourself a blutooth obd2 dongle and faplite app to see how often regens are happening, and the projected life left of the DPF and remaining fluid inthe eolys tank.
More info here https://dispatchexpertscudo.org.uk/foru … 9081#p9081

Think I'll stick with the Mk1 for a while longer, as it looks like I'd have to learn a whole new language.   wink


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#7 2021-06-20 16:48:18

OAT
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From: Borders/Dales
Registered: 2017-01-03
Posts: 665

Re: Avoiding the "If I'd known then what I know" moment

woodbine wrote:

as it looks like I'd have to learn a whole new language.   wink

I think they are just making it all up.  wink

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#8 2021-06-21 13:47:56

kenbw2
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From: Anywhere the van takes me
Registered: 2017-11-26
Posts: 872

Re: Avoiding the "If I'd known then what I know" moment

Don't forget to top up your inverted cam-piston alignment sensor fluid  big_smile


2000 Citroen Dispatch 1.9TD XUD9 Camper Conversion + full time home
1999 Citroen Dispatch 1.9D DW8 Disassembled Camper Conversion
1996 Peugeot 806 1.9TD XUD9 Spare vehicle
1998 Citroen Synergie 1.9TD XUD9 Snapped timing belt

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#9 2021-06-21 16:17:03

tee_cee
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Registered: 2016-03-18
Posts: 434

Re: Avoiding the "If I'd known then what I know" moment

Problem is that most of the trade does not know how these things work or do not care.
None of this is helped by the manufacturers hiding as much as possible.
Going to get worse too - Tesla charging $2-3k for replacement touch panels...

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#10 2021-06-25 16:17:51

vaz2121
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From: Glasgow Living:~ SW. Scotland
Registered: 2015-08-31
Posts: 1,223

Re: Avoiding the "If I'd known then what I know" moment

tee_cee wrote:

Going to get worse too - Tesla charging $2-3k for replacement touch panels...

How many times have we heard of vehicles with a hiden past.............
I've heard that Tesla and other manufacturers apparently have got it to the point where their cars/vehicles have built in ability for ET to phone home..........
And in the case of Tesla at moment if the vehicle flags up as ever being a write off of any description be it S or N or on old system of cat C or D ...........

Where it's quite legal to return a damaged vehicle to the road by the use of second hand parts etc (It's usually car hire, labour and New parts costs that write of a vehicle as uneconomic to repair......... I bought a number of years ago a 10 year old escort van that needed a bumper, headlight, wing and we bashed the wee corner ding out bonnet and it had been writen off)................
Tesla apparently are by Wifi or whatever stopping these so called write offs from being able to use fast chargers so it will take days on a 13 amp plug to refuel vehicle....

This in the name of protecting the companies reputation............
That to me is tantamount to - you don't own the vehicle you bought and invested in and they make it viably useless............
Who has control/power over you and your vehicle and who is the innocent party........

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#11 2021-08-24 23:51:40

BlantyreBotanicals
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From: Glasgow
Registered: 2021-08-18
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Re: Avoiding the "If I'd known then what I know" moment

vaz2121 wrote:
tee_cee wrote:

Going to get worse too - Tesla charging $2-3k for replacement touch panels...

How many times have we heard of vehicles with a hiden past.............
I've heard that Tesla and other manufacturers apparently have got it to the point where their cars/vehicles have built in ability for ET to phone home..........
And in the case of Tesla at moment if the vehicle flags up as ever being a write off of any description be it S or N or on old system of cat C or D ...........

Where it's quite legal to return a damaged vehicle to the road by the use of second hand parts etc (It's usually car hire, labour and New parts costs that write of a vehicle as uneconomic to repair......... I bought a number of years ago a 10 year old escort van that needed a bumper, headlight, wing and we bashed the wee corner ding out bonnet and it had been writen off)................
Tesla apparently are by Wifi or whatever stopping these so called write offs from being able to use fast chargers so it will take days on a 13 amp plug to refuel vehicle....

This in the name of protecting the companies reputation............
That to me is tantamount to - you don't own the vehicle you bought and invested in and they make it viably useless............
Who has control/power over you and your vehicle and who is the innocent party........

Perhaps there's a new line of diversification for me... IT specialist (sw engineer) come gardener, come find-ways-to-disable-tesla-wifi-to-,allow-fast-charge engineer. Yes sir, fast charge sir? 3000 dollars sir.


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#12 2021-08-25 16:15:38

Pathfinder100
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From: South Yorkshire
Registered: 2021-07-19
Posts: 105

Re: Avoiding the "If I'd known then what I know" moment

If it's got a computer, it can be hacked.  Personally i would never bother with a Tesla anyway.  If I was going electric i would go with something about the size of an Expert or Vito and install a secondary battery bank into it to give it more range.

If I had a Tesla, the first thing i would do is disable the wifi on it.  Second thing would be to backup the OS that runs the car.  After that i would probably put a computer running wireshark in between the wifi and computer and start recording everything it does so I know how invasive its going to be.  But the reality is I just wouldn't buy one full stop.

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#13 2021-08-26 01:45:40

JohnDragonMan
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From: Derby, East Midlands, UK
Registered: 2020-06-02
Posts: 222
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Re: Avoiding the "If I'd known then what I know" moment

if i was going electric, i would just make my own power train.. and in the event that diesel engines get banned (or emission taxed to death - more likely scenario), i would very sadly pull the faithful engine, fuel tank and exhaust piping from my van and replace it with speed controllers, a motor and batteries. i know the rest of the van would have many years left in it.

though i would very much like to keep the gearbox.. maybe even upgrade it to the 6 speed box from a mondeo... hmm....   hmm actually i would not mind doing that anyway.

i like the idea of the motor being behind the gearbox still. try to make the motor behave just like an engine. all be it a very powerful one with no lag what so ever.

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Words of wisdom: Internally rust proof the sills and subframe! both skins!!. There's always user serviceable parts inside. "Oh that shouldn't have happened".
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