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    Rampage's Avatar Virgin
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    Hi .
    New to the forum
    From kent

    Looking to purchase a t4 in the next few weeks . Looking at top end around the 3k mark
    Dont mund getting my hands dirty and will prob be constantly rolling around under the van fixing things but i like em
    So the mazda 6 is up for sale

    Handy if could find one with side windows but being a roofer i have access to nibblers etc so option to fit my own .
    Not planning to make a full on camper . Rear seats posdible r and r bed with belts in the rear



    Have spotted a few and some nice ones
    One dod jump out at me
    1.9 td . Looked quite tidy but listed as having a fault . Aparently cold start broke . An attempt to fix was done and now the van only runs with the cold start fully open ?

    Another was a 2.5 tdi 88hp 2003 lots of history inc new mot recent turbo and new ball joints

    Any help and advice along the way would be great

    Thanks in advance

    Dave

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    welcome aboard Dave.

    The only advice I can offer is watch out for tommo1366 on here, he is a bit of a tricky customer.

    Good look with the search.
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    Welcome Dave.If the history is up to date,I like the sound of the 2.5 tdi.Whatever way you go and whatever you want to do to your new found obsession,there’s plenty of advice on here.Good luck with the search.

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    Welcome aboard. Enjoy the journey with us.

    Its basic car buying initially , so believe nothing unless you're satisfied its proven.
    They're pretty basic machines and often uncomplicated by modern options but they're getting old and unless the current owner is a mechanic or handy you're looking for gremlins. The faults are well documented and almost all are fixable with parts and work arounds available. Go take a look and get a feel for the van and its secrets.

    We're all happy to help out on here.
    Allow in your budget for some "new owner TLC" and after market changes.
    Know any owners locally that you can take with you - we don't bite and most are often overly helpful if you're joining the Corps!

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    Hi and welcome. Can't help with engine but t4 is definitely the right choice

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    Got the 2.5tdi 102bhp! Its an amazing van!!!!
    Lwb too!


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    Hello and welcome. Keep us updated on what you buy, theres loads of help on here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arfur fox-acre View Post
    welcome aboard Dave.

    The only advice I can offer is watch out for tommo1366 on here, he is a bit of a tricky customer.

    Good look with the search.
    Wow..


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    Welcome aboard!!! Loads for sale at the moment on various sites, I went for the 2.5 102 as I didn’t want to be overtaken by milk floats.


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    Thanks for the welcomes

    Looked so far at the 1.9td which i believe can be a simple few hp added

    And the 2.5tdi but only after seing that i realised was the 88hp version not the 102 ? Prob a little less now though ?

    Any one came across the problem where the cold start broke and after fixing van only runs with it fully out .?


    Presuming the cold start is a choke

    Plans are to line . Insulate and soundproof best i can . Add rear seats etc

    Panels on the inside . Does any one supply templates . Just thunking ahead

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