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    Thread: Sleeping comfortably in your Berlingo?
Post: RE: Sleeping comfortably in your Berlingo?

I sleep in the back of my L2 van regularly when I'm greater than 150 miles from home, in order to pick up backloads the next day. As a 6 footer, even the L2 at 193cm payload length is too short, so I ...
CourierJim General Chat 2 5,090 15-07-2017, 08:45 PM
    Thread: Thinking of a berlingo, are they reliable
Post: RE: Thinking of a berlingo, are they reliable

(15-06-2017, 09:12 AM)doofer Wrote:  By my maths, that means a new Berlingo would last you 57 years! Assuming that you don't crash it, it doesn't rust, diesel engines don't get banned and every...
CourierJim General Chat 8 4,721 17-06-2017, 01:58 AM
    Thread: Thinking of a berlingo, are they reliable
Post: RE: Thinking of a berlingo, are they reliable

I ran a 2010 1.6 HDi L2 van for 343,000 miles from new. I had a turbo fail at circa 270,000 miles, but it cost £400 to fix. Had to buy 2 new front coil springs which I changed myself £170 the pair. Al...
CourierJim General Chat 8 4,721 14-06-2017, 03:18 PM
    Thread: DPF - the root of turbo failure ?
Post: RE: DPF - the root of turbo failure ?

I have owned a B49 '56' reg 1.6 HDi, and two B9 1.6 Hdis, a '10' and a '15' reg. All have been well and truly thrashed at motorway speeds on a daily basis doing courier work. My '04' B49 suffered a s...
CourierJim General Chat 37 14,930 25-05-2017, 10:03 PM
    Thread: Essential maintenance schedules
Post: RE: Essential maintenance schedules

Big C, I have a 15 reg 1.6HDi 90hp van, I do mainly high speed motorway miles as a courier, but this is the servicing schedule I use on this van: Engine Oil and filter changed every 14,000 miles Fuel...
CourierJim General Chat 8 3,512 18-05-2017, 10:07 PM
    Thread: 1.9 XUD or 1.6 HDi ?
Post: RE: 1.9 XUD or 1.6 HDi ?

I've had both engines. The 1.9D (2003 van) felt pretty unburstable (I once drove from Southampton to Leeds at 80 mph non-stop), but even driving normally, the best mpg I could get was 42mpg. My next v...
CourierJim General Chat 10 5,456 07-05-2017, 07:58 PM
    Thread: Essential maintenance schedules
Post: RE: Essential maintenance schedules

You need to specify which Mark of vehicle you have BigC e.g B49, B9 etc. Mark 2 can need a cambelt at 75,000 miles, but a Mark 3 (like mine) I changed it at 120,000 miles. Mark 2 needs oil and filter ...
CourierJim General Chat 8 3,512 05-05-2017, 05:48 PM
    Thread: Addressing the Blind Spot
Post: RE: Addressing the Blind Spot

For the past 13 years I've used a small suction cup mounted mirror positioned INSIDE the van in each bottom corner of my windscreen to cover the blind spot on each side. I bought mine in Halfords yonk...
CourierJim General Chat 28 12,578 04-05-2017, 07:49 PM
    Thread: Retracting rear brake pistons. Tool?
Post: RE: Retracting rear brake pistons. Tool?

I was able to use a special tool which had actually come with a woodworking Router, to wind in my rear calipers on my 10 reg B9! It was a "Y" shaped spanner, with 2 stubby pins welded into the ends of...
CourierJim B9 Second Generation 4 5,264 26-04-2017, 07:52 PM
    Thread: I Need a Small Plastic Trim For a Door Handle
Post: I Need a Small Plastic Trim For a Door Handle

[attachment=3567] Hi, A small pointy plastic trim piece, which protects the passenger door lock from rain etc, has come off my B9 Berlingo (see picture) and been lost. If anyone has a spare piece (wh...
CourierJim B9 Second Generation 0 1,319 26-04-2017, 07:39 PM
    Thread: Guano
Post: RE: Guano

It is 365 days a year on my drive BigC, as Seagulls seem to like my roof, despite me regularly chucking pebbles up at them (aiming to miss, obviously). They are particularly accurate in being able to ...
CourierJim Drivers Café 7 2,914 14-04-2017, 06:11 PM
    Thread: difference in suspension
Post: RE: difference in suspension

(14-04-2017, 03:58 PM)ajcommercial Wrote:  HA HA.. Cheers Oilyrag, the perfect answer, just what I was expecting..   I have been to Euro crap parts but they want to sell me a top mount for a No...
CourierJim M59 Berlingo 6 3,198 14-04-2017, 05:56 PM
    Thread: Hill assist - is it present by default and needs activated?
Post: RE: Hill assist - is it present by default and nee...

I have hill start assist on my Berlingo van, but like you say, I have the ESC switch on the dash (Electronic Stability Control I think it stands for).
CourierJim Tuning and Styling 11 7,541 11-04-2017, 09:03 PM
    Thread: Bloody Audi Drivers!
Post: RE: Bloody Audi Drivers!

There has never been a truer expression than "All the gear, but no idea". The more expensive the vehicle, the more clueless the driver! Everyday I will see a Porsche Cayenne or Audi A8 driver perform ...
CourierJim General Chat 12 4,922 08-04-2017, 03:05 PM
    Thread: Road noise
Post: RE: Road noise

I have stuck rubbery sound deadening material behind all my ply lining and under the ply floor in my van (available from B&Q). I have also stuck the same material onto the cab side of the ply bulk...
CourierJim B9 Second Generation 9 5,982 08-04-2017, 02:52 PM
    Thread: Big C's Subtle Van Mods and Enhancements.
Post: RE: Big C's Subtle Van Mods and Enhancements.

In reply to Ron, I like "Mer" liquid polish, but rarely need to use it, as I always use Turtle Wash/Wax liquid added to my wash bucket. Having owned 5 Citroen vans, I can honestly say, that a bucket o...
CourierJim Members' Berlingos 37 21,495 08-04-2017, 02:38 PM
    Thread: DPF Re-gen at mechanic's?
Post: RE: DPF Re-gen at mechanic's?

Cindycs said in the Original post: "Last year I had the "risk of fuel filter clogging" warning light, but did a big run for a couple of hours and that seemed to clear the problem." So what has the f...
CourierJim B9 Second Generation 56 21,161 08-03-2017, 06:52 PM
    Thread: Change of Berlingo
Post: RE: Change of Berlingo

(01-03-2017, 09:44 PM)Jed Clampit Wrote:  Nice looking Berlingo she will serve you well i think they use clear cote on red now so it will stay bright . Does the clear cote prevent the red from ...
CourierJim Members' Berlingos 17 7,777 02-03-2017, 09:24 AM
    Thread: Spare tyres (lack of)
Post: RE: Spare tyres (lack of)

I used an aerosol of tyre sealant once, and found that it gummed up the valve in such a way that an auto-shutoff (at the correct pressure) tyre inflator, would not work correctly on that tyre.
CourierJim General Chat 21 14,138 28-02-2017, 06:20 PM
    Thread: Top mounts and Cambelt interval
Post: RE: Top mounts and Cambelt interval

Dan, I had the timing belt, water pump, and auxilliary belt changed last month by a good local garage, and was charged £364 in total. I decided to have this work done at 120,000 miles although I had b...
CourierJim B9 Second Generation 22 9,933 28-02-2017, 05:56 PM