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oldieish

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Regrettably i think i've missed-out on an early 2000's Iveco Flair 7100. I'm looking around and viewed an even earlier (1998) tag-axle Flair 8000 last Friday. It's been standing for a couple of years. If I pursue an interest is there anything of which I should be aware? There's a very large bill for the Alde system, so I assume that should be ok. Local four-footed residents have been inside but I can't see any damage other than the whiffy garage. Are the N&Bs of that vintage a sound proposition? Or best to keep looking?
 
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Check all systems and everything electrical to make sure it works as it should, chewed cables could be a nightmare to identify and repair.
It'd need to be cheap and make sure you have a decent size budget for inevitable repairs and replacements
Hope it works out for you (y)
 
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Water system, taps,, pumps need checking. Tyres check for age related perishing.
Whatever needs fixing costs a lot on a flair. Engine cam belt probably needs replacing.
Overall build quality is very good on flairs.
Phil

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We have just been to Peterborough show with the N+B owners club and there were two Flairs around 95 vintage, pity you were not there you could have picked their brains.

What is the motor in the 98 you are looking at? I believe some have the Fiat 2.5 in and there is a documented issue with the 5th gear. The N+B side in genera is quality but I don’t know them too intimately so can’t point to any specific areas.

Martin

Edit 2.5 is 85 bhp and 2.8 is 116 bhp
 
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Standing for two years could have led to all sorts of problems on the water side of the Flair????
Does it start and run ok? Will probably need new belts on the engine-- it's a long time for the cambelt to stand??
It will have front wheel drive and with a lot of weight on the back could lead to the wet grass problems!!
 
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It has the 2.5 engine. Can it be mapped for a bit more torque or is it too early?
 
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Standing for two years could have led to all sorts of problems on the water side of the Flair????
Does it start and run ok? Will probably need new belts on the engine-- it's a long time for the cambelt to stand??
It will have front wheel drive and with a lot of weight on the back could lead to the wet grass problems!!

By "water side" do you mean the Alde system?

What would the problems on grass with a front-wheel drive?
 

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It has the 2.5 engine. Can it be mapped for a bit more torque or is it too early?
I think mechanical enhancement of the diesel pump, is about your best shot with that engine. :(

What would the problems on grass with a front-wheel drive?
Nigel is referring to the lesser abilities of FWD on wet grass, compared to that of the RWD on the Iveco chassis. :)

Cheers,

Jock. :)

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Sundowners

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You shouldn't have any issues with Alde system as it is ( usually ) filled with antifreeze mixture!! So totally safe left in frosty conditions
 

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