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Since you're asking specifically about a conversion van, and the mileage on both is relatively low, I'd say in this case age is going to be the most important. There are not enough miles on either van to cause any significant mechanical issues. Age on the other hand will "wear out" rubber components, electronics, and most importantly for a van it will have ...


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There is a product "rivnut" that you can put in the hole, do up, and it locks itself into place... Like a rivet, but it has a thread and is thicker / larger. Then you can just "bolt through" - make sure that the bolt does not push on the outer skin when it is done up though ! There are many versions, this type may be interesting for you: Found here : ...


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I base my decisions on several factors when purchasing used vehicles. I research the history of the vehicle to see if at any mileage interval the vehicle has reported issues. Another issue would be if you can even get parts at the parts store or would you have to go to a junk yard. Last, what are the insurance premiums on either vehicle based on the ...


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The motor comes out through the passenger side door. Remove the radiator, the thermal fan, the water pump, disconnect and remove the exhaust manifold if possible, otherwise leave it on and disconnect the exhaust pipe. The remove the starter motor and unbolt the gearbox from the motor. Attach the motor to an engine lift from the passenger side. You have to ...


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As was pointed out, the outer diameter isn't quite the same, but it's not a major problem. The sole distinction I would be worried about would be load range. For example, an E350 van most likely wants to have a LT, E load rated set of tires installed. However, if the tires on your Savanna are P rated (i.e. not Light Truck), I would not install those on your ...


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Here's an article showing two wheel bases and 3 body styles with different interior cargo heights, from 55.8", 72" and 81.5" I imagine the bigger ones are more costly, but would definitely feel more open. http://www.autonews.com/article/20140303/OEM04/303039969/transit-family-will-replace-long-popular-e-series-vans


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According to Wikipedia, the standard size parking space in the UK is 2.4m by 4.8m, so if you want to fit in one you'll need a SWB - but you may well find that's too short for your needs. I'd go for a MWB and accept that it'd be more restricted in parking - bear in mind that you won't be able to park in multi-story car parks anyway due to the height. Go for ...


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Are you pouring the ATF down the dipstick tube? The dipstick tube has a bend in it. When you pour fluid down the tube, the fluid follows gravity and tends to run down one side of the tube and bend. The fluid doesn't all go into the transmission; a small amount clings to the sides of the tube. When you put the dipstick in, the "back side" is being wiped ...


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The high pressure pump is not an electric pump, it is powered by the toothed belt. I would suggest you to do the following: Check that the fuel filter is clean (not the main suspect, but the easiest thing to check) Ask your mechanic for a return flow measurment monitoring of the injectors. Additional stuff: Check for leaks, abnormal exhaust fumes, rough ...


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You have a couple common parts Switches - supplies power to the motor Regulator - gears and tracks motor (or crank) - moves the regulator Sometimes you can take the door panel off and grease the channels up a bit and it will help. I will use WD-40, silicon spray, white lithium grease, garage door lube, etc. and it has helped with some of my windows that ...


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How cold is very cold? The outside temperature when you go to start it is key. But in general, unless you are more than twenty or thirty degrees F below zero, I would say the answer is "no damage"... provided you have used an engine oil and an antifreeze mix that is appropriate for your climate. Your owner's manual should contain the information you need. ...


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Its almost Impossible to determine the mileage of a pre digital era vehicle. There is No way you can ascertain that the odo has not been tampered with, for instance the local mechanics in our suburbs have dedicated machines that will tamper with your odo for a given price, for example to go back 15,000 miles you have to pay around $100(converting , I am not ...


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You can find a replacement for the corrugated tubing at just about any auto parts stove. Some car makers called it a stove heater tube. When you start the engine in cold weather, the diverter valve in the snorkel closes off cold air from the open end of the snorkel and sucks air that's been warmed by the exhaust manifold. That's to prevent carburetor icing ...


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It was not for emissions purposes, it was for the cold weather when the air was very cold and the venturi effect in the carb would cause the moisture to freeze causing running problems. Finding a replacement would be a good idea, or making something neat to do the same.


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11.8 volts is too low, you need at least 13.8 volts of output to charge your battery, preferably 14.5 volts give or take .2 volts. It sounds like your alternator is faulty, or possibly you have a loose belt not giving full contact. If the belt tension is good and the belt itself is not degraded then your best bet is to replace the alternator.


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It seems like you may have the shifter linkage put back in incorrectly. The van will have a neutral safety switch. If the transmission isn't in neutral, it won't start. If you got the linkage on wrong, it may not be going back into park/neutral and the ignition won't let you start it. You may try shifting it to which ever end (keeping your foot on the brake),...


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The battery is fine, reads 12.8 V. When you measure the voltage while the vehicle is off (no load on the battery), the voltage doesn't say much. The battery can be nearly empty and still show 12 V with no load. Try measuring the voltage while the lights are switched on. A few weeks ago, I tried to start it. All lights and radio came on but it wouldn'...


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When you use the term MOT then I assume that you are in the UK. The test does have things that are visually inspected, steering joints shocks, lights for function and direction etc But some things are physically tested such as the braking force on each wheel, balance across the axle, parking brake force. Also wipers and washers for function and on ...


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For anyone interested... This is what we ended up doing...


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https://tiresize.com/calculator/ Diameter is 4% smaller Width is about 9% smaller Since you are going to a smaller tire... The speedometer will read higher than your actual speed by about 4% You will not need to worry about rubbing. Traction may be less, but should be sufficient. I am not familiar with tire pressure monitoring systems, so I cannot comment ...


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Inspect your wire harness as explained in this video. Basically, remove the cover, remove the clips and slide the harness around. Look for broken or frayed wires.


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As @ZachMierzejwski says in his comment, it looks like the adjustment is done in the bottom bracket - the three bolts holding the door to the bracket are slotted to allow for height adjustment (it looks like they are sitting on their lowest positions), and the two bolts holding the two parts of the bracket together are also slotted, which would allow some in/...


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Calipers that tighten easily but don't back off are a result of failing rubber lines. They swell on the inside and block off the brake fluid when it tries to return to the master cylinder. Replace the rubber hoses.


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I've never known all other things be equal in two vehicles of such disparate ages. In such cases I'd normally look at secondary matters like the features. Do they both have ABS/disc brakes all round. Is one of them a better spec than the other. What is the fuel consumption of each vehicle. Do they both have full airbags. You'll almost certainly be ...


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