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Looking at buying a dual cab 2010 VM any problems l should be aware of
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.
We also have 2007 Transit and has developed whistle. Mechanic tells me that it is leaking turbo gasket - not a problem to leave it for a while. Apparently is costly to replace due to time spent dismantling various components to get to it.
Exhaust leak at manifold or turbo. I replaced mine and had some stripped studs replaced. A bit involved but not too difficult.
Front wheel bearings are they poor or what?
Have not experienced a problem with front wheel bearings (yet), but I am not surprised this would be the next unexpected cost on my ford Transit VM.
- At 149.000 km, oil cooler failed. Cost $ 5.000
- At 155.000 km, alternator broken.
Cost $ 1.500
So yeah, what will the next thing be, front wheel bearings????
some one just ripe you off , if you are in Melbourne . There is one good ford Transit Mechanic. Let me know . if you need any detail
Is there much to replace the clutch in a VM 2010 transit?
Hi, Sorry I can not answer this question. I am not a mechanic and do not work on the car myself. There are a few YouTube sessions that explain the process.
Good luck with your project
Sorry i am not a mechanic but have had an inspection on my vm transit 4 months ago, had a smell coming from my clutch and they said that there are about four types of clutches plates used in this vehicle kits were quoted at $1500
can only say use genuine part for ford transit , Genuine ford clutch kit with single mask flywheel , clutch, pressure plate , Thrust bearing , spigot bearing, rear man seal will cost you almost $2000 with fitted . Always Genuine
How Do the 2010 Transits go up hill, long distance? IE Brisbane to Adelaide etc
As there are different models of transits e.g van / tray / cab chassis. ( I have a cab chassis with extended tray ) It performed quite well up hills unloaded and you do know it you have a load on but still performed well just have to keep the revs up. No problems over long distances, but you are in a some what chair sitting position different to a car where you can sit in a more recline position.
Hi Jezka56..I have owned 2 Ford Transits now the 140 model 4 cyl. turbo 2.4 litre 6 speed manual. With regard to your question about going up a hill, well I can't describe the admiration that I have for this high torque engine and it's ability to impress me. Going up a long incline west of Kuranda the road breaks into 2 lanes- an overtaking lane and the slow lane.
The cars behind me get ready to overtake me on this long incline, but they must be astounded when they can't do so. They must think "Oh this 3.5 tonne motorhome will definitely go slow up this long hill, I'll overtake" ....or something along those lines, much to their amazement..they don't get a chance., I can easily maintain my 100 kph up the hill, but I move over to the slow lane anyway, just to carry on being the courteous motorist that I am.
I DO NOT increase my speed if someone tries to., or is overtaking me, that's a mongrel act and illegal. This little gutsy turbo high torque motor is well designed and perfect for this Transit Van. Mine is a Talvor motorhome and weighs 3,455 kg on the road with me and wifey aboard. I don't try to beat those that go over the 100kph in order to pass me. Let them do what they will, they're not roping me into speeding...that'd be stupid.
I hope this helps you Jezka56. By the way, neither of the 2 transits that I have owned have ever used engine oil. After a 12,300 klm road trip I had to put a quarter of a litre in when only 400klms away from home on the home bound leg of the trip. And I have NEVER had to top up the water, I check it every day or so but never uses any. Our Transit is the Jumbo Tourer just over 6 mtrs long, has a great turning cirlce, and returns 10 litres deisel per 100 klms cruising at 100 kph. Once in traffic it obviously burns more fuel. The only element of the Transit that I don't like is the stupid rear side windows. They only slide open about250mm and that's the only ventilation apart from the roof hatch...not a lot in summer when you're not near 240 volts, so can't use the inhouse air-con
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can i fit vm (2006-2013)drivers seat to the passenger side of the vm (2006-2013) van?
while it would be nice to rid the bench , the answer is no as the battery box is part of the seat mount on the drivers side a structure would need to be approved and manufactured
I bought a second hand bucket seats and battery boxes on a 2008 model and they bolted straight in 06marshy
I removed my passenger bench seat and bolted a drivers seat straight onto the position for the bench seat... All the bolt holes will line up but you will seat belt fastener.. And of course the drivers seat armrest will be on the side of the door.. But if that doesn't bother you go for it
Air cond lower 2 speeds, don't work. Any ideas? Cheers!
I haven't had any probs with my air con. when the turn knob is at 12 noon , one thinks that it is off but it blows cold very gently like a babys breath. if the green light is on it should be working. You must remember they were made for England originally, not for the heat of Oz.
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There is a fuse up behind the dashboard which entails taking half the dash off. Local dealer did mine - $120. Fuse has gone again I think, after 5000 km!
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