914 opinion

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  1. david.h.gto

    david.h.gto Read Only Funster

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    Thinking about a 914 on a Sprinter chassis (2002/3)
    Anyone out there with experience of this van?
     
  2. Mr Colpot

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    914 what make?
     
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    i,m lost do you mean a 419 sprinter ?the 4 =weight4,oookg. the 19 = 190bhp
    best go for the vario if you want a merc. much better truck.
     
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    Cannot comment on Rapido, but our Hymer is on a 2002/3 Sprinter 316 chassis (LHD and 5-speed full automatic, not Sprint-shift). Very pleased with the way it drives and runs.

    Philip
     
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    It's a Porsche, made in the 1970's quite sought after now, I'm told :BigGrin:
     
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    uses a type 4 engine or possibly a 2litre bosch d system fuel injection . i know them never seen one as a camper . but have used the engine in a type 2. even better buy one of my conversion plates n put a golf/passat/a80 motor in much quicker.thought we were talking about mercs .but prefer vw/porsche. more my cup of tea. think my site name gives it away. cheers alan.
     
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    the clue was in the forum name ....... :Wink:
     
  8. david.h.gto

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    Rapido 914

    I bought it! A 2002 Rapido 914M. Quite well used, but should "scrub up" well!
    It is a bit more complex than my last motor home...a Bedford CF Bedouin (CI) from 1973! More swiches and "stuff" than you can shake a stick at, but no doubt all will be clear by reading the manual (Ho Ho!) Will keep you posted as to progress. Oh, it has a 2.8 diesel 5 pot with a brilliant auto box (just like the one I had on an Audi Quattro). For the reader who thought it was a Porsche, there was a 914/4 and a 914/6 never a 914/5!!!!
     
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    We have a Rapido a 742F and the build quality is fantastic, to drive it's a dream.
    Gary:thumb:
     

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