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Old 02-14-2013, 10:49 AM   #6001
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I think you meant to say that a 7.3 is powerful...


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Nope I did mean to say that------these are very powerful.
I just drove my buddy Dingwees 7.3 quite a bit.
Seat of the pants my sprinter seemed quicker--but its so much smaller and lighter.
I am not arguing that point any farther on here---that is what I felt.
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:07 AM   #6002
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Nice thread Hayduke started here-------I've been coming here occasionally looking around and have found some really neat ideas.

2006 118" Wheelbase with 2.7 turbocharged diesel motor.
DROOL !!!!!!!!!!!! My dream van, Big Dog !. Put anything you f'ing please in there, depending on your needs ! I always wanted to use some of those action packer type boxes on wheels to load the Coleman stove, lantern, utensils, clothes, etc. for camping trips. Then, you can roll them out when you need lots space in the van. With 4-5 of them, you could throw a sheet of plywood (or two sheets, with a long piano hinge in the middle, cut to fit the width, so you can fold it up, get it out of the way) on top as a base for an inflatable bed. Now ya got me goin'...

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Old 02-14-2013, 12:34 PM   #6003
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:11 PM   #6004
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Just my humble observation: Seeing what U-Joint Offroad does and how much they charge, I can't understand why anyone would pay for a Quigley.
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:51 PM   #6005
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Plus the Promaster doesn't use a doghouse configuration to get to the engine from the cab side, so I am curious how the heck someone is supposed to work on that mess of engine and drivetrain.
Probably the old-fashioned way. Remove bonnet, remove front bumper (it's made of 4 pieces for modular replacement in case of impact), drain coolant, remove radiator-fan assembly and get to work.
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:27 PM   #6006
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Probably the old-fashioned way. Remove bonnet, remove front bumper (it's made of 4 pieces for modular replacement in case of impact), drain coolant, remove radiator-fan assembly and get to work.
Nope. The “old-fashioned way” would be to remove the dog house, sit right in either seat & go to work. What little you can’t get to from there is easy to get to from the front just by opening the hood/bonnet.

OMFG! That horrible shag carpet would have to go!

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Old 02-15-2013, 12:17 AM   #6007
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Just a note for the E350 fans. I went to a new junkyard today on the side of town I'll be moving to and discovered something that always bothers me; what looks like an otherwise solid vehicle being parted out. Don't know if this church went out of business or what, but there were THREE E350 extended window/passenger V10 vans in one corner of the yard, all dark green with the church lettering, all in the early stages of disassembly. You just have to wonder sometimes...

What a waste.
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:29 AM   #6008
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Nope. The “old-fashioned way” would be to remove the dog house, sit right in either seat & go to work.
Well, yes, obviously, if we're talking about old-fashioned American iron. I was explaining how one would go about working on a Ducato (a.k.a. Promaster) of either generation.
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:06 AM   #6009
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:39 AM   #6010
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Just a note for the E350 fans. I went to a new junkyard today on the side of town I'll be moving to and discovered something that always bothers me; what looks like an otherwise solid vehicle being parted out. Don't know if this church went out of business or what, but there were THREE E350 extended window/passenger V10 vans in one corner of the yard, all dark green with the church lettering, all in the early stages of disassembly. You just have to wonder sometimes...

What a waste.
You know what the resale value of a used van is? I can get you as many later model 04-06 E350 with a 6.0 diesel as you want for around 1000-2000. They're even cheaper if the engine is supplied pre-blown.

Yes, it may be a waste, but that's the way the market is. However, those are good church-going vans, dying so that others may live.
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:41 AM   #6011
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6.0 for $1000 where?
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:07 AM   #6012
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There's a sweet "Doomsday van" on ebay again...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/4x4-C...item257ac3969d
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:04 PM   #6013
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There's a sweet "Doomsday van" on ebay again...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/4x4-C...item257ac3969d

That's in my neck of the woods!
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:16 PM   #6014
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That's in my neck of the woods!
you ain't but a hop, skip, and jump from my little brother.

I could use a diesel van... :thinking

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Old 02-15-2013, 01:18 PM   #6015
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omg! I want it!!!!
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