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ClaireK

Radiator and hub seal questions

I am currently searching for another horsebox after my last died and was sold for scrap a couple of weeks ago. I have seen a nice Ford Iveco 75/e15 that is within my price range and has everything i want.

I have been advised that the fins on the radiator are deteriorating and the radiator will need replacing soon and the box is leaking oil from the hub seal on the near side back axle.

Can anyone advise whether these are likely to be show stoppers or are they easily fixable. In addition is the lorry driveable. I have been quoted approx 1000 to get it sorted but my own mech is away at the moment so cant give me the advise i need, ie "walk away" or "do some negotiating girl they are easily fixable".

Claire
budgie

the rad will be very easy to sort most scrappys will have one! the hub may be a bit of a dog! but with out looking at the wagon...... if its very old or just not been looked after very well (it may look great and most of it may have been looked after if you know what i mean!!) if the hub has been off for maybe brakes or some other reason it will be about 2 hours work if not may well be a real pain! hope this helps!!
sod

budgie wrote:
the rad will be very easy to sort most scrappys will have one! the hub may be a bit of a dog! but with out looking at the wagon...... if its very old or just not been looked after very well (it may look great and most of it may have been looked after if you know what i mean!!) if the hub has been off for maybe brakes or some other reason it will be about 2 hours work if not may well be a real pain! hope this helps!!


That seems about right to me too, ring some workshops around you and ask prices to do, that much money can disappear quickly if as budgie says its not been looked after. Sorry not much help.
goodlife

difficult to say not knowing the age of it and history what else is wrong with it 1000 sounds a lot for a rad and oil seal it will probably need new brake linings as well depends on how bad the leak is plenty of spares advertised on web so 3or400 at most does it have a mot if you know anybody thats handy it's not an hard job to fix
ClaireK

The lorry is an R reg and has been regulary serviced (apparently), 4 months of plating left on it and from the photos appears to be in good nick. I think it has got to be worth a look and i know my mech will give me an honest opinion come monday. The only thing i waste looking at it will be time and effort

Claire
sod

I say go look it's fun even if you dont buy it you may learn something new to look for
chris

Hi there. give boston radiators a ring for a price on the radiater, they may be able to recore it. the hubseal is 1 to 2 hours work  seal price is difficult as seal prices are very variable with type.
also possible it has got disc  brakes on the back which could take a little longer.
ClaireK

Hi,  i had a look at the lorry and it is worth an offer. The radiator needs replacing full stop as some of the fins at the bottom are missing. The hub seal my hubby and mech believe will be ok to bring back to the yard for the mech to sort.

Just have to haggle on the price now, wish me look

Claire
sod

All all the best hope you get a good buy hope we can see some photos
ClaireK

Today i picked up my new horsebox. We trundled back to Lincolnshire from Surrey in sunshine and with no problems. I took it steady and kept a good eye on the temp gauge which didnt go above 80 degrees and we got home safely, if a little tired. Monday she goes to the mechanic to have the radiator changed and the hub seal sorted. once that is done we will be out and about again competing, I cant wait. Will stick up a photograph of her when i get chance. (Funny how most vehicles are called a "she" ours now has the name of Daisy, god knows why).

I got her put on the weighbridge to check the unladen weight and i'm glad i insisted as the brakes seized on the way back as the lorry had been stood in the yard since mid Nov. That is now all sorted (at my insistence)and my mech has spoken to the usual mech, (they spoke mechanic speak, means diddly squat to me). My mech is happy and doesnt have any concerns to we are nearly raring to go.

Claire
sod

Great news waiting to see photos
ClaireK

I have tried uploading a photo of my new horsebox but my computer wont have it. So unless anyone can help me i'm abit stuffed

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ClaireK

Fingers crossed this works




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Claire
12Bore

Nice looking horsebox.
Hope you don't mind if I open it up! (If you do, let me know and I'll take it down )




ClaireK

Dont mind at all, am really chuffed with it and looking forward to getting out and about in it. Have to point out the carp in the living and tack locker is not mine!!

Claire
sod

ClaireK wrote:
Dont mind at all, am really chuffed with it and looking forward to getting out and about in it. Have to point out the carp in the living and tack locker is not mine!!

Claire


Yeah right !!    She is a beauty great looking thanks for them and thanks 12Bore for making them seeable  
budgie

we have just got one the same!! a fair bit older but same looking wagon!! not as tidy looking as yours!

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