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    Quote Originally Posted by mizone View Post
    Isofix? It will be legal here soon.
    It already is legal here, but I doubt it'll happen for front seats.

    Anyway, that matter was taken care of ages ago. Found a booster seat that I could legally use in the front the T5 I ended up buying.
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    In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Datto-Zed View Post
    I absolutely love my T5 transporter (the first gen with the 2.5L I5 TD). The thing drives brilliantly, very car like, handles well, very comfortable and built really well. That said it has stung me on parts and labour costs for a few failures (AC compressor died and the ex manifold cracked). For what you want the iLoad would be pretty hard to go past.
    On those early 2.5TDI T5s, I've successfully welded those manifolds. I've not had one fail again yet.

    Heaps of knobheads on the usual VW forums reckon you can't weld them, etc. Load of shit. Save yourself the $1100 next time it happens.
    Quote Originally Posted by brewdles View Post
    In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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    If you're feeling brave, LDV has just released a mid sized van called the G10. 2.0 turbo with 165kw, proper manual and RWD doesn't sound like a van, and pretty good equipment list as well all for under $30k. The bigger LDV apparently isn't as bad as most fear, was talking to a lady the other day who has one doing Canberra-Yass-Goulburn and she's had no issues in the 6 months she's had it.

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    We had the first batch of LDV's that came into the country and the dealers refused to accept them and we had to bring them back to our depot as there where literally panel gaps in the sliding doors that you could slide a pen through where it was meant to seal when shut.
    Absolute shockers. No idea if they managed to remedy there shitness in the next 12 months as Ceva or Prixcar now have to suffer with them.
    It Places the lotion in the basket!

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    All the sparky' I know run iloads now.
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    will probably take it up the arse

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    Great feedback.

    Lastly, what is a ripper deal to be had on one? Does anyone have any contacts through Hyundai? Happy to buy interstate too if the price is right.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bigshipengine.jpg View Post
    We had the first batch of LDV's that came into the country and the dealers refused to accept them and we had to bring them back to our depot as there where literally panel gaps in the sliding doors that you could slide a pen through where it was meant to seal when shut.
    Absolute shockers. No idea if they managed to remedy there shitness in the next 12 months as Ceva or Prixcar now have to suffer with them.
    What do you expect from something originally British then bought by the Chinese?

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    The doors to seal out something smaller than a sparrow.
    It Places the lotion in the basket!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PASHN8 View Post
    iLoad it is then, thanks guys

    GTREA, wouldn't be possible to retrofit an aftermarket cruise control system?
    You can get them as a dealer fitted option

    The iloads are good as long as you know theyre just disposable goods.. you really got to fuck them off after 3-4 years..

    They really loosen up (in a bad way) past 120thou, and by 180 theyre pretty fucked
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    Are the iLoads still dropping engines at random?
    Quote Originally Posted by brewdles View Post
    In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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    Loved my manual T4 Transporter for the 6 years I had it. Great fun to drive ( as far as vans go ). I did like the iLoad I drove around in for a couple of weeks in Newcastle, but it didn't feel anywhere near as solid as the dub. My now 7 year old Crafter has just clicked over 185000k, still on it's original clutch. Going in for it's cam belt change when it gets to 190000k.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Evo 7 View Post
    On those early 2.5TDI T5s, I've successfully welded those manifolds. I've not had one fail again yet.

    Heaps of knobheads on the usual VW forums reckon you can't weld them, etc. Load of shit. Save yourself the $1100 next time it happens.
    Good to know!

    I ended up getting an aftermarket cast iron replacement out of the UK for AU$580 delivered (5 days!). There was a little dicking around in fitting it, but nothing too bad. It's be pretty good so far.

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    They went to cast iron on the revised 2.5s from around mid-'06, but they had a habbit of cracking EGR pipes at the flanges instead. An easy fix still.
    Quote Originally Posted by brewdles View Post
    In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yohoes View Post
    You can get them as a dealer fitted option

    The iloads are good as long as you know theyre just disposable goods.. you really got to fuck them off after 3-4 years..

    They really loosen up (in a bad way) past 120thou, and by 180 theyre pretty fucked
    Seen iLoads going past 300K, 09-10 build, dragged through shit and belted on highways and punted about on-site (possibly viceversa ), carrying tools, loads etc.Local forklift mob has a few, drivers prefer Mercs for the comfort factor but they`re newer and the old `loads keep on keeping on, no real issues.
    Once thought about a Hiace for a daily/traveller (fit it out, etc) but iLoad a better long hauler once in the seat.
    Hiace is a white van...
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    Yeah, bit too nice for me, I prefer my R32s with mountains of bog and LS engines

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    Hiace is a white van, where your legs are the crumple zone.
    Fuk dat shit
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Evo 7 View Post
    They went to cast iron on the revised 2.5s from around mid-'06, but they had a habbit of cracking EGR pipes at the flanges instead. An easy fix still.
    Ahhh right, didn't know that. Mine must have just missed that seeing it's an '06.
    Is the factory cast manifold a direct replacement for the pressed steel one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Datto-Zed View Post
    Ahhh right, didn't know that. Mine must have just missed that seeing it's an '06.
    Is the factory cast manifold a direct replacement for the pressed steel one?
    Nah, its all different. Different turbo, head, and block.
    Quote Originally Posted by brewdles View Post
    In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaikai View Post
    Seen iLoads going past 300K, 09-10 build, dragged through shit and belted on highways and punted about on-site (possibly viceversa ), carrying tools, loads etc.Local forklift mob has a few, drivers prefer Mercs for the comfort factor but they`re newer and the old `loads keep on keeping on, no real issues.
    Once thought about a Hiace for a daily/traveller (fit it out, etc) but iLoad a better long hauler once in the seat.
    Hiace is a white van...
    Id love to see how shit they are by 300thou.. bet the diff whine and backlash was awesome by then haha

    Theyre just shit things, and as the model years progressed, the fucking stereos got worse.. the last one i drove didnt even have tweeters wtf

    The Transporters are more comfortable that the iloads (although youre paying 30% more).. but they used to love spitting turbos out every 80-100thou.. still got an exhaust wheel from one from when it shot out into the cat.. i was doing a hard 1-2 shift up a slight incline and lost all power, looked in my rear vision to see a massive plume of white smoke haha

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    Have been quoted $37,500 driveaway for new iLoad, auto, diesel. How does that compare?


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    Quote Originally Posted by yohoes View Post
    Id love to see how shit they are by 300thou.. bet the diff whine and backlash was awesome by then haha

    Theyre just shit things, and as the model years progressed, the fucking stereos got worse.. the last one i drove didnt even have tweeters wtf

    The Transporters are more comfortable that the iloads (although youre paying 30% more).. but they used to love spitting turbos out every 80-100thou.. still got an exhaust wheel from one from when it shot out into the cat.. i was doing a hard 1-2 shift up a slight incline and lost all power, looked in my rear vision to see a massive plume of white smoke haha
    I've heard of the 1.9s like mine, letting go.

    Mine's got nearly 230K on the clock now, on the original turbo.

    The current T5s are known for shitting the EGR, and some are ingesting the serpentine belt into the timing belt cover.
    Quote Originally Posted by brewdles View Post
    In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PASHN8 View Post
    Have been quoted $37,500 driveaway for new iLoad, auto, diesel. How does that compare?


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    New Renault Trafic is the same price for the Biturbo, the single turbo is $33k. Although Renault manual only for the moment.
    In saying that the iLoad probably makes more sense for you.
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    Well does anybody know how much for a motor rebuild as my iload has 160,000ks (2011)and I really like driving it no rattles no clunks no anything.
    Its a crew cab and I use it as my family car and work van sold my Toyota van and road car and just use the van now drives great family thinks it great it just works and comfy.
    Anybody know of a good mechanic in the Sutherland shire area that does good work on iload turbos.

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    Just put a wrecker motor in it.

    Rebuild would cost a fucking fortune.
    Quote Originally Posted by brewdles View Post
    In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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    How many options are there for vans with a second row of seats? I've seen hyundai, merc and vw. Would probably buy the hyundai if those are my only options

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    Tarago? Odyssey? Carnival?
    Soft roaders represent an excellent compromise between the needs of the hardcore 4x4 user and the convenience of a city hatchback. Its clear to see why they have become so popular in todays society.

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    Just buy the iLoad

    Diesel auto has the highest retained value of any van on the market.

    I went to Pickles Auctions with a mate about 6 months ago for an iLoad, they had quite a few mostly white, MY11 diesel auto's, 50 to 80k's were selling between $26000 - $28000 (he paid $26700 from memory)

    My silver diesel auto 2011 model was $35000 brand new.

    Anyway I have a variety of cars to drive, and use the iLoad 90% of the time....its like an old faithfull dog

    edit: Prices may have come down abit now but generally around the $26000 mark
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    Quote Originally Posted by Forg View Post
    Tarago? Odyssey? Carnival?
    Nah looking for an actual van to haul dirtbikes/timber etc and then bolt seats in for the odd trip with the family if req

    Looks like the iload is the winner.
    With high Resale it's tempting to just buy new....

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    Spent much of the afternoon hooning around in a current Hiace. It's hilarious! For the first few km I was literally LOLing as it bounced along the road and rolled precariously around corners. I hadn't driven one before so I didn't realise the driving position was so high either. I'm actually having fun with it.

    ...also, seems to me that these are more useful than Utes unless you want to move rocks/sand/wood chips etc.

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    Spent a week in a Merc van servicing at targa. It had the 3 litre twin snail V6. Bloody good thing. Guy who owned it has had no dramas in 4 years and 150k klm.

    Edit : Like this. Easily best van I've driven.
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    Drove a brand new Merc Sprinter for 250kms or so and the A/C was playing up the whole journey.
    Basically had the fan on about 3/4s, with the vents on face. After about 15mins I was thinking fuck this A/C is shit, then noticed very little air was coming out the vents, yet the fan still blowing furiously. Tried upping the fan speed with no result other than the fan getting louder, air also didnt appear to be coming out the windscreen or floor vents?
    Changed the vent direction and still no change. Got the shits with it and switched it all off.
    a little while later I switch it all back on and its all good now. 15 mins later its back to its old tricks. Rinse and repeat the whole journey.

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