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Looking for thread about first things to do once you import

Post by mdevelden » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:53 am

I know, I know. Search function.
But having spent a couple hours searching using that function far a variety of word combinations I cannot find the thread I am looking for.

There is a thread out there somewhere I have read before about all the things to do to your new Delica. Changing filters for air , oil, and fuel. Headlights, tires, etc.

I have a L400 landing in January(so excited) and I want to have all my ducks in a row.

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Post by Growlerbearnz » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:45 pm

Sounds like you're looking for the New Delica Checklist: http://www.delica.ca/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=19050

(It's written with the L300 StarWagon in mind, but will work on the SpaceGear as well.)
Nothing says "poor workmanship" more than wrinkles in the duct tape.

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Post by mdevelden » Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:20 am

THAT'S IT!!! Bookmarked, Thanks Growler

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Post by Growlerbearnz » Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:56 pm

The one thing that's missing for the L400 is to check for frame rust around the front suspension mounts, both upper and lower. But ideally you'd do that before purchasing the van, because repairing it isn't fun.

Which would lead me to add...

L400/SpaceGear: apply rustproofing wax to chassis rails, inside and out, especially around the suspension mounts.
Nothing says "poor workmanship" more than wrinkles in the duct tape.

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