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Another newcomer, soon to be an owner.
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Hi all, just to introduce myself.
New here but certainly not new to forums Wink 

Currently very active on the VW T25 ("Wedge") forum, but that will be changing soon. With a heavy heart I will be selling my T25 Tin-Top campervan, which I have owned for ~12 years now. I am not getting any younger and now live in a place with no garage or proper drive way, so doing all the repairs one has to on a 31 year old VW camper is getting to be a pain in the butt.

For weeks now, when driving on the motorways of the West Midlands, I have been looking at vehicles and thinking "what next"? I have, after seeing a few of these, decided a Berlingo Desire (thinking 8V 2.0HDi ?)will suit my current needs just fine. I no longer need a "full on" camper van, but need summat I can sleep over in, at Steam Rallies, Air Shows, Classic bike & car racing and the occasional small music festival / party type things.

Off now to browse the forum some more and get a flavour of what the small Belingos are like to own.

Regards to all,
John (on the N. Shropshire / S. Cheshire border)
Regards to all,
John - (2005 2.0HDi with Modutop roof, mini camper).



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#2
Hi John welcome to the forum you will be in good company.
Are we there yet????? Huh
Ex 1.6hdi van now 3 seater 1.4 multispace
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#3
Hello John and welcome. Let us know how you get on with your Berlingo hunt.
2010 Berlingo Multispace HDi 110 with FAP.  Persamos green.

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#4
Aye, I'm still just at the "looking" stage right now. The camper is due an MOT in about 4 weeks, and after that, I will be selling it and at that point buying a Berlingo Smile

Looking around on here (and the net in general) there doesn't seem to be much in the way of stuff to watch out for on them does there. Obviously overall condition and mileage, but then it seems mostly look for a complete service history, especially on the turbo ones, though I am leaning towards an 8V 1.9 for it's simplicity.

Any other pointers would be appreciated, such as, are there any rust prone areas etc?
Regards to all,
John - (2005 2.0HDi with Modutop roof, mini camper).



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(23-09-2016, 03:26 AM)3rensho Wrote:  Hello John and welcome.  Let us know how you get on with your Berlingo hunt.

Still at the looking around, can't actually commit to buying one until the VW is repaired and sold.
Regards to all,
John - (2005 2.0HDi with Modutop roof, mini camper).



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#6
Well the VW camper has passed it's mot, so that will be sold soon. Then it's time to stop all this "looking" and actually buy one Wink

Still unsure whether to go for a 2.0Ltr Hdi or a 1.6 Petrol though, decisions decisions......




And so many of them are silver, I would prefer green !!
Regards to all,
John - (2005 2.0HDi with Modutop roof, mini camper).



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#7
2 litre HDi any day of the week over a 1.6 Petrol! Better economy, less to go wrong (contrary to belief) better to drive due to the diesel torque and laziness..

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Don't know about 1.6 petrol never driven one,mines 2lt hdi and pulls like a champ even on big hills I'm easin off because cars in front are holding me back,!!
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(01-10-2016, 10:53 AM)Growler73 Wrote:  2 litre HDi any day of the week over a 1.6 Petrol! Better economy, less to go wrong (contrary to belief)

Aye, the reason I was including the petrol engine is the lack of the complications of EGR and DPF (especially the latter !!) and "limp mode" issues etc. I am perfectly OK working on "normal" engines, but I don't know much about modern Diesels though, so would be relying on garages to fix stuff if I went that route.

I wonder when they introduced the DPF on the 2.0Ltr Hdi ?
Regards to all,
John - (2005 2.0HDi with Modutop roof, mini camper).



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#10
There is no 2.0 8v HDi in the M59 model (up to 2008) that has a DPF. It's a simple, reliable motor. They go on forever!

Mine's remapped to 123bhp and it goes like stink Smile

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