Yes ! I forgot about the stalks. This is also common. With the wipers, when you push the stalk down for intermittent, I (and most other owners) have to push the stalk forwards slightly. Either that, or turn on first wiper speed, then back to intermittent. Original switch was made by Valeo which should be good, but isn't. There are two types of wiper switch, one with trip computer (push button on end), and one without. The NON trip one is a lot less money. I bought a Maxgear replacement for mine and it has been fine.Great info, thanks very much for that .
Ns sill just behind the front wheel does have some paint bubbling will need attention if/when it ever stops raining long enough (dismal here the last couple of months).
I noted the front jack points (the ns one had some muck in it), & I've noted to make sure they are cleaned out and some waxoyl or some sort of protective barrier applied - again need a bit of dry weather.
I noted also rearmost spring hangers are separate to chassis & have some surface rust. Thinking again a clean & treat / protect soon might fend off the tin weevil.
Yes this is an 08 dci100 with a 6-speed box. Good news if there's no DMF - I didn't know these were still solid flywheel! Guessing it must have the EGR at this age though (I need to learn more about this van).
Electrical. Hmm. No issues on test drive, but y-day I noted there are bad connection on the stalks - a bit of wiggling or the instrument back-light doesn't come on with the lights, & other stalk the intermittent wipe can be err... interrupted. Probably inside the stalks, dammit (but still working overall).
Sounds like changing gear oil & cambelt (more money!) are must-do's & highest priority.
As for lights, if your dash lights go off, then the sidelights probably do also, again common, but twiddle it a bit. Headlights themselves are OK.
This is all just character
I managed to get a pair of new spring hanger brackets relatively cheap, after I had cleaned my old ones up by electrolysis. DO NOT buy used ones off ebay, because they are asking way more than brand new ones !
The sills (and underbody) have a polymer rubberised coating. If this is peeling/bubbling water can get under it. Dont leave the jacking points. At least hose them out and get some of you favourite WD40 type stuff in there, before its too late. I have redone my sills and done away with them because of the rot. Mine were fooked when a garage lifted the van with a mini digger inside.