spacegear in the works!

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Einstein
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spacegear in the works!

Post by Einstein » Sun Dec 26, 2010 1:58 pm

:-D Hello all, just sayin hi and introduceing myself, first i live in saskatchewan...cold,lol second i love all delicas and enjoy reading and seeing any and all info i can find... so not a radical 300 or 400 only guy... i think this site really has a great vibe and want in... i am currently in the process of trying to buy my first delica.. i have been looking for a while now and think i have zeroed in on my van... its a delica spacegear with a round 100kms.. but dont get upset im going to the petrol model... its a 2.4 lowroof, with sunroofs.... i really like the deisels but i live in sask(as mentioned) and the cold weather and relitively short trips i make in town dont seem to go great with deisels... so i was hopeing taht u guys accept.lol my new van and me into ur circle.. i have a couple questions for anyone who knows about the 2.4, gas model engine and would like to be able to bounce some info from anyone who enjoys learning about all delicas.. thanks looking forward to seeing u and more delis on the roads...

cram66
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Re: spacegear in the works!

Post by cram66 » Sun Dec 26, 2010 4:24 pm

Welcome Einstein, I grew up in Saskatchewan and i don't miss the cold at all. Post a pic when you can. :M

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Firesong
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Vehicle: 1998 L400 Delica Chamonix
Location: Saskatoon
Location: Saskatoon, SK. Canada

Re: spacegear in the works!

Post by Firesong » Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:22 am

Hey there.
Im a fellow Saskie.
Where in the province are you located?
Im in Saskatoon.
PM me and I can send you some more info.

Firesong

aclarker
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Post by aclarker » Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:01 am

Hey Einstein,
Betty is a gasser she's the V6 3.0 liter. There is very little engine support on delica.ca for the gassers. It truly is a diesel party here. That being said I have yet to put together information on how unique our situation is compared to the diesels. Other than the engine there is a tonne of support. The Aussie site is more supportive to our engine needs then the Canadian site.

The power I get with the V6 is outstanding. As I'm in Calgary and make many trips to BC. Betty climbs the hills with ease. As far as the -40 is concerned I have no problems starting her. It boils down to block heaters and maintenance. You will need to put a little money into adapting your ride to Saskatchewan. Battery, Block Heater, Tune up, Synthetic Oil (Easier Start ups) etc.

One last comment my gas mileage sucks! 330kms a tank and thats with passive driving. Not sure how well you'll do with the 2.4lt.

Cheers,
aclarker

Finnegan
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Location: Qualicum Beach, BC

Re: spacegear in the works!

Post by Finnegan » Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:12 pm

I'm still test-driving. Went for a scoot in a LWB 3.0 gasser the other day. It does go! Word on the street is that one should expect the mileage to be similar to the l400 diesel... I'm still leaning toward diesel, though, even though parts for the 3.0 are apparently readily available in Canada. My rationale is that, if properly taken care of, the diesel should last 'til the wheels fall off.

I don't know if the 3.0 is the same V-6 as my '07 Outlander has, but we average about 30 mpg with the Outlander in 2WD (averaged about 26-7 with our '04 Outlander 4 cyl). Our 07 has 150,000 km on it with no issues.
White 07 Outlander, White 96 L400 Super Exceed

Einstein
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Post by Einstein » Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:24 pm

:M :M :M :M :M :-) Picked up my new spacegear from Mardy on the third.. It has the 2.4l 4cyl. and works great.. liven in a very cold climate and didnt want to deal with all the cold start issues iv read about with the diesels... my deli runs like a top, quiet and smooth, havent done actual mileage yet but did record all mileages from van to regina, and will up date once i figure it out.. the motor is shared with othe models in canada so shouldnt be hard to get parts.. the van went a good 90-110kms (passed a pajero on the rd uphill just outside merrit) in the mts and 110-130kms on the flats with no problems... i really like it... and so do all the people in my small hometown by the looks and smiles im getting :-D

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