1998 Nissan Vanette Cargo 2.3 diesel from UK and Ireland
Good, simple van
Small leakage from valve cover gasket, driver's seat started to wear badly...
Bought one for 400€ - year `98, and apart from a worn driver seat, it's almost SPOTLESS - a huge credit to the previous owner!!! Fully serviced, brand new tyres, clean inside etc. It's true that it's one noisy van, but try to use carpet under the rubber floor on the back and do the same in the front - where your feet are, and on the side of the seats under plastic covers. The difference is huge, compared to the original version ;)))
The other fact is a lack of power - but try to adjust the horizontally positioned bolt with the nut on the diesel pump, and you will be amazed with the result!!! Sure, the MPG will fall a bit, but you won't care since your `newly born` van will have decent power!!! Same trick for so called stupid revs (high revs after you start the van). Cheap, simple and can be easy fed with vegetable oil (you'd best filter used oil) Not a bad van overall! Considering the cost of purchase, that van pays itself off after two weeks!!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th September, 2011
2nd Feb 2012, 07:44
Could you give me more details on the fuel pump adjustment please. Not sure what you mean and how much do you adjust it?
24th Mar 2012, 17:25
I have just purchased a Vanette, and was confused by the diesel pump comment, so I went searching and found this:
"Last thing is to take the 'banjo' bolt out of the delivery pipe in the top of the diesel pump and remove the incredibly fine gauze mesh inside the bolt (just pulls out)... this makes a huge difference to the power and responsiveness of the vehicle"
I have not tried it myself (I'm not very mechanical), but if you do, please let us know how it went.