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Dave Orton
Some might disagree !
Dennis
Not unexpected.

What is your view? Have you done much work on the Transits and if so what are the Transit problem areas? I know a few but reading about issues on the Sprinter and Transit sites is interesting.
 

lindenengineering

Well-known member
Not unexpected.

What is your view? Have you done much work on the Transits and if so what are the Transit problem areas? I know a few but reading about issues on the Sprinter and Transit sites is interesting.
Dave
My views are not often as many on this forums nor others for that matter.

When I tend to judge a vehicle, my first thoughts focus in on safety features & occupant protection, ( or the lack of it) , in a collision.
So! Looking at a Ford Transit collision crash test .
Note you can still open the doors and the belted dummy occupants showed no tendency to be ejected from the vehicle .
Basically that puts it on par with the Sprinter, and good likelihood you will walk away "shaken but not stirred Mr Bond" after a 40 mph front ender shunt.


Moving on to "fit & finish", the product was from my original perspectives was a bit below MB standards, but doing recent comparisons to the latest V30 renditions they are just about on par.

Powertrain is good , its Ford & its stout, with a few problems here and there.

Ease of working on it is my real preference, and MB wins on that, but Ford electrics and built to ISO 900 standards, so it has some merit over the Sprinter in that area.
Built Ford tough?
Well time will tell !
Dennis
 
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lindenengineering

Well-known member
As a footnote.
At 3,10 minutes into film clip the high speed camera picks up the deformation of the underbody & frame .
Note the the transmission crossmember which cripples but doesn't detach itself from the frame .
A good design and goes along way to not having the power pack impacting the firewall and cause drastic inclusion into the survival space.
Dennis
 
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flman

Release the Kraken!
Unwatched.....
 

4wheeldog

2018 144" Tall Revel
There was the evening i popped the hood of a classic (pre-1965) Jaguar sedan in a poorly-lit garage...

The entire wire harness (not just the HV wiring) was twinkling like Xmas lights, shining through the woven loom wrappings.

Gotta love Lucas...

--dick
When Brit cars do that, it is not long before the harness lets the all important smoke out.
 

lindenengineering

Well-known member
When Brit cars do that, it is not long before the harness lets the all important smoke out.
Sadly all that excitement has gone now.
But if you want to re-live those wiring harness defects & excitement with a latter day twist & limited information on it, then Promaster & FCA vehicles and the dreaded TIPM takes the prize these days .
Dennis
 

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