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Is it known to the club? I always worry somewhat with low mileage DAFs, they often have underlying problems which materialise after a more continued useage. I bought a low mileage 44 many years ago,which after more use began to show it's age rather than the low mileage, especially since the faces of all the pulleys were really extremely rusty and pitted and the new belts I fitted, started to show signs of more wear than normal. Obviously any prospective purchaser needs to look at the 44. The seller advises inspection which indicates he is happy with the car. We always used to "say" a DAF never seemed to run/drive properly until it had done over 10,000+ miles.
100% agree with Starider, especially about transmission cone surfaces, both primary and secondarys, they must be clean and rust free. I am fitting all new ones on mine because of rust gouging the belt edges, and rotten belts. All due to it standing for a long time. Look before you buy! ( Thats not the only thing wrong with mine, but it will eventually be back on the road!)
Post by stevethenortherner on Jun 27, 2020 15:08:41 GMT
Well chaps, and ladies, that little 44 beauty belongs to me now, so now I have two DAFs, a 44 and 46. I took delivery of the 44 today which was driven up from Bolton by the previous owner (unless he pulled it off a transporter round the corner)(only joking Ernie) so 100+ miles should mean it runs OK. Bodywork isn't too bad either so at the moment I'm happy with it. The 46 is being finished off in the body shop and will be ready to collect in a few days with a spanking new coat of paint.
Nice one! Send some pictures with a story to the Daf Owners Club!
And Andrew, yes, so right. It amazes me how few members ever tell us about them/their DAFs. I've lost count the number of times I've tried to encourage people to tell their stories in the mag. But heyho - people are modest! Or shy.
I had a look at this car back in October last year before Ernie bought it. I had a run in it and it drove ok and looked in pretty good shape. I didn't buy it as I thought something better would come around, which it did in the Volvo 66 I bought in December. Good luck with it...would be nice to see the new paint job on your 46 Steve. Put some photos up. and of the 44 too.
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