Relocating from Vancouver to Montreal

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Lanky
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Relocating from Vancouver to Montreal

Post by Lanky » Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:16 am

Hello Delica Community!

I have been in a few delica's for what seems like quite a while now. I've been lucky to have access to a shop and parts from Coombs auto while living in Vancouver. Something has come up in my life and it seems as though I will relocating to Montreal in October for the next 5 years.

Currently I daily drive a 2002 l400 chamonix diesel. Being reluctant to sell, I also own a 95' l300 high roof 4d56. Both of course are automatic, both have 2.5" lifts, snorkels, exhausts, wheels/tires, and fun goodies. I have been told that the l400 is a very difficult model to service outside of BC with things that would be outside my mechanical ability ie. injection pumps and internals.

I am curious if anyone on here had any advice or if any locals could shed some light on a few topics for me:
- The drive across Canada, would the l300 suffice? Which would be better?
- Would I be better off selling one or the other, or both?
- Block heaters, obviously its going to be f***ing COLD during the winter, which we don't usually get here.
- Service expenses or even availability in Montreal .
- Would it be worth while to bring one over and sell it when I got there.

I appreciate any insight or opinions. I have never driven across Canada but I have spent some previous time in Montreal but I cant help but feel I'm going at this a little blind. I work in trades and would like to keep my current vehicle as it suits me perfectly without having to buy a guzzling truck.

THANK YOU in advance.
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Relocating from Vancouver to Montreal

Post by deskinthewoods » Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:33 am

Damn, I hate being the bearer of bad news...

To register a Right Hand Drive vehicle in Québec, it must be 25 years old or older. That means a manufacture date of 1994 or before (to the month!!!).

I know, F%$&in' Québec!

Lanky
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Joined: Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:58 pm
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Vehicle: L400 Shamonee
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Relocating from Vancouver to Montreal

Post by Lanky » Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:20 pm

Awesome that's the kind of info I need!!

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