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Andy_C
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:30 am    Post subject: 814DA questions Reply with quote

I've just picked up a 1992 814DA from Holland, it came with a 1986 technical manual for some of the T2 range (507D - 811D) but it's in German, also the owners Handbook for the 609D - 814D which is in Dutch.

Has anyone got English versions of these (preferably covering the 814DA as well) that I could copy, or know of a source?

Any other 814DA owners on here? Be useful to swap info, it seems quite a different beast to the 1999 Vario 814 van which we have (for sale!).

One question I have is about tyres, any recommendations? It currently has an assortment of 235/75R 17.5's fitted plus 2x 9.5R 17.5's as spares. I think that the larger rolling circumference of the 9.5 tyres means that they shouldn't be fitted? The 814DA is permanent 4x4. On the front are two Brigdestone M729 tyres, these are listed as drive axle tyres, are they suitable for a driven steer axle?

Finally (for today anyway!) it has rear and centre difflocks which I can hear working when operating the controls, however the centre difflock warning light comes on after about 1/2 hour driving - any ideas? The rear difflock warning light doesn't come on at all, even when it's operated.

Andy
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Mr Tyre
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum.Can't help with some of the stuff but i can help with the tyre stuff.What make and pattern of tyres do you have fitted to the rear?A lot of 814 DA had 9.5R17.5 fitted to increase ground clearance perhaps they fitted 235/75R17.5 because in some countries they are easier to get.In the UK they use 9.5R17.5 on quite a few 7.5 ton tippers so they are still made.The Bridgestone M729 is a drive axle fitment so really need to be on the back but it would depend what you already have fitted.Keep me posted.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks - the outer rears are Goodyear RHS II's not sure about the inners.

Andy
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