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A bit of Japan in the Mile High City. M8 Rubber Washer
Now that my daily driver is the only kei van to pass the Denver County emissions test (that I know of), I've been noticing quite a few diesel-powered Japanese-market big vans roaming the streets of the Mile High City lately.
I've been trying to shoot my Sambar with one of those vans—nearly all of which are Mitsubishi Delicas and Toyota Hiaces—and finally managed to park illegally for long enough to get this shot with a tough-looking Delica Exceed 4WD a few months back.
Then I managed to find the regular parking spot for that Delica, earlier this week, and got a full set of Down on the Street photos with my van.
The Delica was sold in the United States for the 1987 through 1990 model years, as the Mitsubishi Van (cargo version) and Mitsubishi Wagon (passenger version). Back in the Delica's homeland, four-wheel-drive diesel versions were available, and that's what we've got here. You can still buy a new Delica in Japan right now!
This would be a fine machine for camping in the Rockies.
I spoke to the owner, who says this van has close to 250,000 kilometers on the clock. Unfortunately, it now suffers from a blown head gasket and/or bad cylinder head, so it will need to get some Japan-only components to get back on the road.
Mitsubishi sells everything from air conditioners to pencils to rocket boosters in Japan, so it must have made sense to badge this van as a product of Mitsubishi Motor Company.
Metal Rubber Washer I'm sure the engine woes will be remedied soon enough and this van will be back in action.