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by phaedrus
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Range Rover / Land Rover
Topic: Rovergauge Cable
Replies: 10
Views: 640

Re: Rovergauge Cable

If you're going to connect directly to the FTDI input then yes, just put a 390 ohm or thereabouts to ground at this point. If you look at the data output schematic of the 14CUX it is fed from 12v via a 500 ohm to the transistor collector, then a 100 ohm resistor out. Putting a 390 to ground will mea...
by phaedrus
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Range Rover / Land Rover
Topic: Rovergauge Cable
Replies: 10
Views: 640

Re: Rovergauge Cable

Had's (Nicegear) lead should be fine, as should most any other serial-usb interface. Inverting the signal is straightforward - just use an NPN transistor such as a BC549 with emitter to ground, collector to the RXD line (of the interface) and feed the base from the 14CUX via a resistive divider (wel...
by phaedrus
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Range Rover / Land Rover
Topic: Rovergauge Cable
Replies: 10
Views: 640

Re: Rovergauge Cable

It's been a while since I looked at this but if you found the FTDI board wouldn't config as needed I suppose I'd just invert the line using a bit of hardware - even a transistor would probably do.

Sorry I can't comment on the Trademe boards, I've never bought any of those.
by phaedrus
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Range Rover / Land Rover
Topic: Rovergauge Cable
Replies: 10
Views: 640

Re: Rovergauge Cable

Yep, the FTDI interface will work, and the connection detail is available on Github IIRC.
by phaedrus
Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:18 am
Forum: Range Rover / Land Rover
Topic: Anyone wrecking a post 2011 Defender?
Replies: 2
Views: 333

Re: Anyone wrecking a post 2011 Defender?

Sorry if I wasn't clear - they're completely separate vehicles and I'd just like to get a few bits for each one... I used to do stuff like that back in the day and you could certainly make an older machine look quite smart, but in this case I simply have an old Series and a new Defender. That said I...
by phaedrus
Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: Range Rover / Land Rover
Topic: Anyone wrecking a post 2011 Defender?
Replies: 2
Views: 333

Anyone wrecking a post 2011 Defender?

Hi, as the title says i wonder if anyone knows of someone wrecking a post 2011 2.2TDCi Defender, pref a 110? I see a few have been written off around the place and I suppose someone must have bought them... Also, I'm looking for a few S3 bits in ChCh. If anyone has one they're parting out I'd be ple...
by phaedrus
Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Nissan Terrano starter issue
Replies: 15
Views: 4538

Re: Nissan Terrano starter issue

It's probably worth also checking your battery connections and leads - they may look ok but can sometimes have a high resistance that will cause just the problem you describe - and jumper leads can also be problematic. If the click you hear is from the starter area then it's likely to be either the ...
by phaedrus
Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:24 pm
Forum: Nissan
Topic: mistrals...
Replies: 20
Views: 1522

Re: mistrals...

I have seen a Mistral with the rust problem, so it's worth checking, although I think it's a rarer issue than with the Terrano. Fortunately in this case I was looking at the vehicle for a friend and we passed that one by. He did however purchase another Mistral and is very happy with it. I've got on...
by phaedrus
Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:18 pm
Forum: Range Rover / Land Rover
Topic: 2001 vogue rangey
Replies: 1
Views: 520

Re: 2001 vogue rangey

By all accounts they are prone to cylinder liner issues, the autos perhaps aren't the most reliable and you could have some problems with the air suspension. On the other hand they're a lot of vehicle for what you're likely to pay for one, they drive nicely (IMO) sound good and have a great tow rati...
by phaedrus
Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:12 pm
Forum: Nissan
Topic: terreno 1991 outomatic gearbox wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 250

Re: terreno 1991 outomatic gearbox wanted

If you're stuck I've got one in ChCh that I have as a spare for my various Nissans should I need it.

I'd need to get whatever it would cost me to replace should I need to at any stage. I'm not sure what that might be though, perhaps someone could help?

Cheers, P.
by phaedrus
Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:38 pm
Forum: Toyota
Topic: Valve Shims 1KZTE WTD
Replies: 4
Views: 598

Re: Valve Shims 1KZTE WTD

FWIW years ago I made up a fitting for the valve refacing machine to size down jag shims.

If you need a thinner shim and had a micrometer I see no reason why you couldn't do this even with an ordinary bench grinder.

Cheers, P.
by phaedrus
Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: Toyota
Topic: Unsafe Ball Joint
Replies: 23
Views: 1308

Re: Unsafe Ball Joint

Just to defend the places you've been to it's worth noting you may have experienced a catastrophic failure of your suspension joint, and that it may not have exhibited any particular symptoms when they looked at it. That said, fwiw, I purchased an optical wheel alignment unit around 30yrs ago and ha...
by phaedrus
Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:33 pm
Forum: 4WD's Forsale / Wanted
Topic: WTD: Suzuki LJ80 Windscreen
Replies: 3
Views: 410

Re: WTD: Suzuki LJ80 Windscreen

Where are you?

Assuming it's the same as a LJ50 I have a windscreen glass in ChCh (no frame though sorry).

Cheers, P.
by phaedrus
Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Another QD32eti issue....
Replies: 15
Views: 2983

Re: Another QD32eti issue....

Nick, I've never looked at the QD32 but it's possible they're similar to the TD27eti (perhaps someone else could confirm or otherwise?) as these appear to have problems not dissimilar to yours... If they are the same I did do a writeup on here of what I found in my TD27 'electronic' injection pump w...
by phaedrus
Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:40 pm
Forum: 4WD's Forsale / Wanted
Topic: 1991 Terrano Body needed
Replies: 21
Views: 614

Re: 1991 Terrano Body needed

I've got a body here in ChCh if you're up this way and want to take a look....

Cheers, P.
by phaedrus
Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:39 pm
Forum: Nissan
Topic: TD27T auto - resistor on speed sensor?
Replies: 10
Views: 2048

Re: TD27T auto - resistor on speed sensor?

It might be worth adjusting the TPS, which in a D21 is on the top of the injector pump. Also check that it hasn't got a broken wire as it comes out of the sensor itself - I had one that did this and was able to repair it by cutting into the sensor a little and soldering on a new piece of wire. Other...
by phaedrus
Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:40 pm
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Terrano auto stalled, then starts and immediatly stalls.
Replies: 4
Views: 499

Re: Terrano auto stalled, then starts and immediatly stalls.

Phil, if it's a '96 then I imagine it has the electronic fuel pump? If so then they are known for playing up, unfortunately. I had intermittent shutdowns (amongst other things) with mine until it was sorted. That said I don't recall it refusing to start for such a long time - which could indicate so...
by phaedrus
Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: Nissan
Topic: terrano auto hubs
Replies: 6
Views: 967

Re: terrano auto hubs

Remember that you've got a diff so it's possibly just one of the hubs, not both.

If you get stuck (sorry!) and can't get one I can probably find a good unit here, although I'd rather sell the whole vehicle...

Cheers, P.
by phaedrus
Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: Toyota
Topic: '96 or later Prado 2.8
Replies: 9
Views: 524

Re: '96 or later Prado 2.8

Ok, well thanks for that, seems it's just what I'm looking for then; slow, old and needs winding up, just like me :-) I recall with my 2.8 4Runner that you had to slipstream and do all sorts of dubious things to get past someone but usually you could manage it somehow - I suspect, mind you, that the...
by phaedrus
Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: Toyota
Topic: '96 or later Prado 2.8
Replies: 9
Views: 524

Re: '96 or later Prado 2.8

Thanks guys, and NJV6 I'd be interested to hear what you come up with on the transmission front. Certainly the one that was offered to me was a NZ new manual, I did see a small motor petrol one up for sale on TM a few months ago - really tidy and it went for about $5k or thereabouts I think but pers...
by phaedrus
Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:47 pm
Forum: Toyota
Topic: '96 or later Prado 2.8
Replies: 9
Views: 524

'96 or later Prado 2.8

Hi guys, you'll normally find me over at the Nissan forum but I've got a query on 2.8 Prado's that I'm hoping you may help with. Years ago I was offered a (then) newish Prado, it was a '96 or '97 I think but it had the 2.8 Hilux normally aspirated motor. It also didn't have the body kit that most Pr...
by phaedrus
Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Terrano rev counter swings wildly (or not at all)
Replies: 7
Views: 1343

Re: Terrano rev counter swings wildly (or not at all)

Hello. I'm sorry I can't tell you about any specific common problems with this vehicle but certainly wiring and connectors would be the predominant issue with these sorts of things. Given that the wiring between the body and motor, and associated connectors, suffers the most movement and vibration t...
by phaedrus
Sun May 06, 2012 7:12 pm
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Nissan Rev Counter not working
Replies: 6
Views: 635

Re: Nissan Rev Counter not working

I've no specifc experience of this vehicle or motor but may be able to help.

I take it you still have the original sensor along with the one that's currently on the motor? For a start can you measure each one with a multimeter and tell us how many ohms they read?

P.
by phaedrus
Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:29 am
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Terrano surging at low revs
Replies: 43
Views: 13394

Re: Terrano surging at low revs

Hi Race. There should be a crankshaft position sensor (CPS) at the front of your motor. If you have a multimeter and are able to measure it should read about 1.6k ohms. In the case of the Terrano motor there are three leads coming from it, one of which is not needed. On my Mistral ('95, manual pump)...
by phaedrus
Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Terrano surging at low revs
Replies: 43
Views: 13394

Re: Terrano surging at low revs

I now have the auto working correctly so for anyone contemplating this mod I can confirm it's possible to do without much difficulty. If you change over the pump, and have an auto, you need to ensure the replacement mechanical pump has the TPS fitted to the throttle shaft at the top of the pump. If ...
by phaedrus
Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:27 pm
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Nissan TD27 Zexel Covec 'Electronic' injector pumps
Replies: 2
Views: 3207

Re: Nissan TD27 Zexel Covec 'Electronic' injector pumps

...contd As the unit stands it is quite sturdy and operation of the pump along with information as to the precised location of the throttle shaft/sleeve is achieved without the use of any moving contacts (such as in a potentiometer) that could cause problems over time. Incidentaly I think the precis...
by phaedrus
Sun Mar 25, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Nissan TD27 Zexel Covec 'Electronic' injector pumps
Replies: 2
Views: 3207

Re: Nissan TD27 Zexel Covec 'Electronic' injector pumps

Covec injector pump operation. This pump appears to be an electro-mechanical pump with the main lower body of the pump assembly being entirely mechanical and the upper squarish cover assembly being the 'electronic' section. The upper section splits off from the lower mechanical unit fairly easily wi...
by phaedrus
Sun Mar 25, 2012 7:36 pm
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Nissan TD27 Zexel Covec 'Electronic' injector pumps
Replies: 2
Views: 3207

Nissan TD27 Zexel Covec 'Electronic' injector pumps

As the title implies this is about the later 'electronic' injector pumps that are commonly fitted to TD27's in Nissan Mistrals, Pathfinders and Terranos later than 1995 or so. I use the 'electronic' term somewhat lightly since in fact they turn out to be electro-mechanical and from what I can see th...
by phaedrus
Sun Mar 25, 2012 7:02 pm
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Terrano surging at low revs
Replies: 43
Views: 13394

Re: Terrano surging at low revs

Well it's taken a while but I got the tacho working today. I'll be using the vehicle next week (I've had the Mistral on the road for the past 6 months) so thought I'd better sort a few things out with it. In order to make the tacho work it requires a pulse to be fed to the ECU from a sensor that is ...
by phaedrus
Sun May 29, 2011 7:14 pm
Forum: Nissan
Topic: TD27 with ... the sickness!
Replies: 36
Views: 6350

Re: TD27 with ... the sickness!

Any change in your water level and/or is it getting hot? If so it's likely getting water where it shouldn't.

Injector pump isn't loose or too far retarded? Move top away from engine to advance if needed. Excessively retarded will smoke and have reduced power, usually hard to start as well.

P.

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