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post #31 of 35 (permalink) Old 05-06-2009, 05:52 PM
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Hi I am new here and have posted this in another part of this forum and have been redirected here.

I live in Western Australia and breed Alpacas and need a means of carting them around rather than hooking up a trailer all the time.
So I have been searching the WWW and have come down to one of two choices.

I have some associates that already either of the following.

1. 125 T350 Ford Transit EX Ambulance

or

2. Mercedes 316CDI Sprinter Ex Ambulance

Now the owners of the each swear by them casting dispersions about the other.Some have suggested The Transit 125 T350 2.4 litre diesel as it has good power an economy.

I like the Merc for the following, true auto, 2.7 litre, power windows ,abs, esp, good economy.suspension seat.Sun roof.

The Transit seems more roomier in the back???

Can this forum advise of the pros and con of the Merc they seem to come in Real auto or Sequential Manual Auto Clutch. Which would be a better option.

Why an ex ambo, I'm told the suspension is modified making slightly more comfortable ride? is this true.
Both makes have windows.

BTW looking at 2003-2006 model with between 90,000kms-160,000km. These fetch between $24,000-$30,000 IN WA.

One of my Trannie owner friends tells me there is some chain in the diff that goes bang a lot, I don't know what he's on about as it was a bit vague.

Look forward to any feedback on known ouchbits.

Cheers
Kappy
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post #32 of 35 (permalink) Old 06-16-2012, 02:10 PM
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any ideas on side light problem on 311 sprinter 03 side lights on drivers side and tail light not working but work in park mode , fuses ok also changed bulb holders on rear as contacts werent great also have loss of power had it checked out couple weeks ago injectors fine turbo fine did have problem starting turned split o ring on fuel filter
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post #33 of 35 (permalink) Old 06-16-2012, 02:13 PM
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I had old Transit before my Sprinter cant drive long distances in Transit it will cripple you
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post #34 of 35 (permalink) Old 12-28-2012, 03:42 AM
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Excellent original post - thank you. Looking into purchase of a 413 mwb auto (ex police) for private use as car/van and the info on here is excellent. Are the ex police wagons a good idea? I realise they are a bit over priced at a dealer BUT I can't seem to find any privately for sale....a good thing I imagine as folk hold onto them. Thanks again for the useful info posted here. Dave
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Well, purchase made. It's a 312D 1997 and was with the police for over 10 years (unusual). 144,000 so just run in. Very pleased and got a great deal - bidding cash on New Years Eve helped
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