A great reliable and economical transportation.
My transit was coverted ito a camper and one a year I tour Europe for aproximately 30,000 Km.
It has 286,000 Km and had no major breackdown. The engine 2.2L Diesel 140HP is fuel efficiently 6.2 L/ 100Km. Doesn't consume any oil between changes ( 15,000 Km ). I use only 100% Synthetic oil 5W 30.
I had to replace the left hub bearring. I will replace the 4 injectors and the EGR valve to improve the emission and to stop the slight black smock on shifting gears.
It is a very reliable vehicle and drives comfortable. The turning radius is not tight due to the front wheel drive and a the long wheelbase. The passenger door fails to lock sometimes.
Purchased in June 2008 at Privet sale.
Great Tradie Van
This is a great Van, there is room for all your tools you can pretty much customise the back with however you need to work. Gets good fuel mileage too and is super comfortable to drive.
Purchased in March 2016 at Private Sale.
82000 km and needs new motor
Five years old, country 82000 kms, with no warning shudder shudder shudder engine gone, Ford quotes $10000.00 to fix, that's a bit of bad luck. What's the point in having something great to drive if it doesn't work.and work it is supposed to do, now it's off the road for as long as it takes, and I do my deliveries in a wheelbarrow?
Wouldn’t buy another ford.
2.2 litre tdi powering a 2700kg van? That should send alarm signals off already.
-$100 to fill up and lasts over 700km
-Sensors on everything
-hard to work on ...
Must be the worst van in the world! Everything has gone wrong - timing chain jumping- rear wheel seal leaks- water pump- vacuum pump - hydraulic clutch pump- belt tensioner- clutch- many more things. Parts are extremely expensive and ford charge 3 times more than aftermarket products. Every mechanic I've been to hates these vans.
149000 and oil in cooling system. Not the head, but the oil cooler. Still $5000 damage
I had oil in cooling system at 149000. Initial thought that it was a blown head gasket. Worked out it actually was the oil cooler failing internally. Because hoses, temp meter, radiator and water reservoir were all contaminated, they had to replace the lot. To change oil cooler, the gear box had to come out. All and all a $4900 bill. Despite several flushes to get the oil out of the system, oil is still coming loose and float in the reservoir after trips. So for months I will have to clean the reservoir.
Perfect!!! Just need tow bar and back seat
Just need to know can I fit a back seat to my 2007 model vm ford transit, it's a work model with no windows it does have plug holes where something can go in I think. It's says TRW 19 on the plug hole area? Is that a code for a seat or anything
Ford Tourer Motorhome about 6.5 mtrs long with high top roof and a 6 speed manual gearbox. This vehicle whether it be a motorhome or a work vehicle is very well laid out ergonomically and very satisfying to drive insofar as seat comfort and response is concerned.
Very well appointed dashboard and heaps of glove boxes/storage areas and an auxillary plug for your ipod, along with strereo and cd player and a folding top table as part of the dash top cover...great idea when parked at the beach or in the rain having fish and chips or just a cuppa....
blown head gasket problems
Purchase Vm Cab Chassis new in 2010 has been a great vehicle, allways regularly serviced with lots of country driving. Just one concern about been told that they can blow a head gasket or worse around 150k t0 180k . My just hit 152k and guess what has happen, a blown head gasket or worse. Has anyone else heard of this or had this problem. deciding whether to sell once repaired ?.
Deliberate engineering of products so they only last for the warranty period.
Hi i'm in Perth WA and have a similar problem. I spent $5000 in september 2015 (6 months ago) to have the noisy thrust bearing replaced which included a complete genuine for clutch kit, new flywheel and all. Now its in at ford because the teeth on the starter motor are rooted and again they are installing new clutch kit and now starter motor to at a cost of $4330 so just on that aspect $9330 and the transit has only done 113 000 km. Ford are telling me its not covered by parts warranty because i didn't use a certified ford dealership. Crap, the...chap that done it is a professional mechanic that i have used for 20 years and he has reciept to prove he used genuine for parts. This is unacceptable and a result of the deliberate engineering of products so they only last for the warranty period. This is deliberate exploitation and blatant theft. I;m sick of it, i bought a brand new 2009 Transit for 48000 so i wouldn't have these problems. I'll take this to court if i have too.
piece of ^%&*
My partner has a 2008 2.4 turbo diesel and we have spent thousands on this piece of $%^$. I have come on here to see if anyone else has had their drive chain (timing chain) snap on them. We need as many people to come forward as possible. If you are one of many please message me
Timeing chain tensioner failure.
Ex-rental 6-berth. Engine died after 13 months ownership and 10000klms use. Seemed like a good buy at $55000. Just spent $14000. On new engine, clutch and injectors (fitted). Expensive when they go wrong. Timing chain tensioner fault is well known. Word of warning. Have it checked and replaced. Would not buy again.
i owned a transit VG for 12years and replaced it with a 2011 VM with 200,000 Klms on clock, yes a lot of K's for a 2011 model, but theses were highway klm's carting eggs, this is a excellent van, looks new, motor is very powerful, storage departments all over the van which is really handy, 1st gear is a bit slow, but wynds up after that, although the turbo is noisey, i have not replaced anything yet at 230,000 Klm. i did look hard for a van like this at the right price $23,000 on the road, i would not but anything lest that 2012 model now, otherwise you may inherite other peoples problems, and have it checked out by a accredited mechanic !!! i want a sprinter but cost too much, This van was a great choice and so far so good.
Great little work horse
Vehicle inspection by mechanic well worth $$$
2007 2.4 litre diesel swb van which has done 100km since purchased.
Have replaced waterpump. I keep it serviced at 10km intervals.
A pleasure to drive, zippy little machine, economical and handles couriering just fine.
Stepped out of a VW crafter and prefer my transit.
The best all round car I have ever owned
Bought a new 280 Low Roof MWB FWD in 2012. Fitted windows all round, folding rear seat, fans & insulation & lining to rear cargo area. This is my daily driver & family wagon & work van. Very comfortable ride, handles extremely well, does NOT drive like a van. Would I buy another one? Most definitely.
Faults - the front passenger bench seat is a little too upright for real comfort
- small leak from power steering column at 60,000km and 5th gear shredded at 65,000km. Both fixed under warranty by Lane Ford, with no hassle from Ford Australia - excellent service from both parties.
Purchased in June 2012 at Lane Ford for A$33,000.00.
Van runs perfect until you hook up and tow it gets a gear like warning light that relates to petrol engines but its a 2.4 turbo diesel, turbo shuts down and has no power, taken to ford dealers they are useless also clutch pedal has no pressure after long drive but fine if driven short term
Ford Transit VM Dual wheel jumbo. An excellent delivery van
We run an urgent freight transport business delivering newspapers from print site to newsagents 7 nights/week. Purchased a new 2.4ltr dual wheeled jumbo Transit 4 years ago. Has been used constantly on multi drop runs (usually 30 drops per run) as well as regional and some interstate overnight work usually at maximum load.
After 180,000klm we have had no breakdowns and no major problems. For a big van it is a dream to drive, plenty of torque, silky smooth 6 speed box, comfortable and all the electronic controls to keep it and the driver safe
Don't buy get something else
Owned it from new 2010 model to date have had gearbox replace under warranty twice in the last 12 months rear seals replaced four times tail shaft yoke twice and still no answers from ford they have claimed it's wear and tear car has travelled 197000 k's I know that is a lot but as the car has only been used for long distance driving and carrying no load or towing I think that maybe there's a issue with the six speed manual don't your self a favour buy something else
Engine power is good for a turbo diesel
Do not buy a ford transit
Worst van ever built.... Do not buy this van let me tell you the problems from day one i bought it at 96,000s its now at 188 i had replaced the turbo 1week after i bought it along with the actuator valve $5000 no labour was running fine then a clutch noise began $2000 and i sourced the parts then the egr valve went $365 plus labour $170 a someone to change then all downhill from there computer issues needs software updates $150 per hour then fuel pressure regulator valve went $340 plus labour now the globe holder board only $100 rear shockers b...lew $450 plus labour fix that one week later front shockers blew and one of the rears again never ending money pit also services are min $350 and thats just oil and fuel change its bs theres not enough parts support or help for this van in this country even fprd dont know what they are doing they rely to much on the computer to tell it just like the van
I have had my 2010 transit for 6 months and very happy with it so far. I have my own plumbing business, the transit pulls through with flying colours, it is always fully load and when it needs tow a trailer it dose it with ease. The transit has a good balance off power and fuel efficiency.
Plenty of room in cab and cargo area, a pleasure to drive.
Parts are a little expensive for a ford, a little more power would be great.
Questions & Answers
Looking at buying a dual cab 2010 VM any problems l should be aware of
Strong internal Diesel smell on long trips
I have 2007 transit 2.4 TDCI. It has developed a whistle which I’m thinking may be turbo/air intake related. Any clues? Also my clutch goes soft after heavy climbing returns to normal when not under this stress.
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