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Re: still stranded

Post by winnipeg sue » Sat Dec 06, 2008 6:17 pm

Rob: I talked to Frank's. They weren't very encouraging; though they said they'd seen a few they haven't done anything extensive on them and thought I'd be paying a lot of money for them to learn how to do it. But yes, in the future, if I rescue this vehicle, I will deal with Frank's and hopefully they'll learn all about them.
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Re: still stranded

Post by JMK » Sun Dec 07, 2008 3:32 pm

If it were me I'd part the vehicle out and get back as much as you can, using that money to start over again. For example, if it's going to cost you $5,000.00 more to get it running, perhaps it would make more sense to take that $5,000.00, and lets say another $4,000.00 you may get by parting it out, and put that money toward a whole new vehicle that is in better shape all around.

Personally, I don't really think a 15 year old diesel import is a good choice for anyone on a fixed income that doesn't do a lot of their own wrench turning. They need lots of TLC on an ongoing basis and paying someone $100.00/hr to do the minor maintenance can be a real hardship for the non-mechanically inclined.

Speaking of which, Green, how did your visit to GCL go?

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Re: still stranded

Post by Erebus » Sun Dec 07, 2008 4:33 pm

JMK wrote:If it were me I'd part the vehicle out and get back as much as you can, using that money to start over again.
I agree in principle, but parting out a Delica in Winnipeg might not be a terribly fruitful exercise -- demand is probably pretty low. Not that I have a better idea, only sympathy.
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Re: still stranded

Post by JMK » Sun Dec 07, 2008 4:42 pm

Good point. Again raising the dilemma of freighting it to the west coast because a local auto wrecker won't pay anything for it. And of course the best way to 'part out' long distance requires that you have to turn wrenches and remove the parts yourself so you can ship them. Not a happy situation.

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Re: still stranded

Post by Fanny Bay Delica » Sun Dec 07, 2008 9:25 pm

I gotta tell ya I wouldn't have bought the vehicle if there hadn't a good support structure available. As such I wouldn't recommend them to anyone outside of BC and to a lesser degree Alberta. Driving a Deli Winnipeg ain't the smartest move, I'd contact the dealers in BC and see what they'll take if off your hands for you and chalk this up to a life lesson -- hell I bought Nortel in 2000 (we all make mistakes)!!
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Re: still stranded

Post by JMK » Sun Dec 07, 2008 9:53 pm

Living in Alberta I agree to some extent that is true, but there are some pretty good resources in Calgary if you can find the parts. In that same vein, I really don't think a Deli is very suitable as a 'daily driver', and I don't live in a city withal. I think it makes a great second or 'weekend' vehicle. There have been many times that I have had the vehicle down for many days waiting on parts or work, including leaving it in Calgary and driving home to Banff. I'm fortunate that I'm not dependant on the Deli as my main transport and have access to many vehicles, but I would never have just the Deli sitting alone in my Driveway no matter where I lived, it would get too lonely without some friends.

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Re: still stranded

Post by Green1 » Sun Dec 07, 2008 10:27 pm

Speaking of which, Green, how did your visit to GCL go?
ummm... I don't know really... extremely expensive, that much I can be sure about, as to whether or not they fixed anything, I'm still trying to determine that, but I won't really be able to tell until I get my glow plug system working again after they destroyed my new temperature sensor....

over all, I'm not impressed at the moment, but we'll see once I replace the temperature sensor, and possibly the glow plugs again...

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