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Offline Kradrider

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New member -404
« on: May 09, 2019, 06:18:03 pm »
Hi everyone I've got my dream vehicle at last an Unimog ! Yaaaaa
It's a 1958 - 404 with reasonable body chassis and tyres. It's got a few niggles but think it's great. The difference with mine is it was cheap for the reason it has had the petrol engine changed for a diesel from a Mercedes G-wagen (yes those expensive G-wagen things 🌝) now fair enough I'm sort of happy but I've not checked for the gearbox ...and if it's a Mercedes G-wagen box or the Moggy one 🙄 soon bit worried as the Mog one is 6 geared for good reasons off road is probably essential in low ratio with difflock on etc. I don't know how many or what ratios G-wagens are

Im not picking her up until Tuesday so sure but it drives ok.

Thanks .... Simon

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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2019, 09:07:10 am »
Nice one good for you 👍 I would assume itís a om617 engine the factory did fit the 616 but very rare and a number of people have fitted the 617 they also did this engine in turbo option 👍 it will have the original Unimog gearbox fitted.
Where are you based
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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2019, 08:36:29 pm »
Hi Moose ...yes good news then 😁 I'm picking her up in Tuesday and hopefully drives me back in one piece. I'm based in Manchester ..'up north'

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« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2019, 07:21:40 am »
Carry some fuel filters on your journey if anything will fail itíll be fuel filter issues (bio diesel) also when youíve driven her for half an hour get out and check the hubs for heat if there to hot to touch you have an issue and should stop driving as damage will occur.
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« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2019, 10:26:13 am »
Thanks alot good advice I've read up on 'hot hubs' and tbh not given her enough of a test run .I thought of return journey from Grantham to Manchester over the A616 or A50/M6 or even more B roads and take more time ? It's a long way for a Unimog and did think of AA or RAC (Green flag?)breakdown on her. (Maybe weight issue?) But it's a good investment 🤔
Where about's are you based Moose ?

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« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2019, 02:13:35 pm »
Harrogate. Would of said call in but itís bit out of the way 👍 message me and Iíll send my mobile if you have any issues
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« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2019, 05:13:05 pm »
Thatís a cracking looking vehicle - Congratulations you!
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« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2019, 05:16:09 pm »
PS.....

AA & RAC donít cover vehicles over 3.5 tonnes.
I got cover with my insurance through Adrian Flux.

However, these guys do a very affordable policy for classic trucks...
https://www.autohome.co.uk/content/classic-commercial-vehicle-rescue-only-9965-year



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« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2019, 07:58:21 pm »
Thanks Moose , if anything I can't work out I'll message you but hopefully if it doesn't jump out of gear, stop because of fuel filters or red hot hubs I'll be ok ...😂 Thanks aswel Dan for the link on the breakdown guys I'm not sure of the mogs weight but if it's up to 3.5t it would be £99 pounds ish . Perhaps you could let me know if it's under 3.5t and maybe worth a try with Adrian Flux as had my BMW R75 with them as they good with classics. Thanks All I'm so looking forward to being an unimog owner and hope to meet up at some point 👍

 

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