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by DieselBoy
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Product Reviews / 4wd Service
Topic: Modified 4WD Insurance 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1173

Re: Modified 4WD Insurance 2019

I have the Defender 110 insured with Barley/Rothbury. Started with them after they agreed to insure it when we took it to Australia and have stuck with them. Windscreen cover, and all mods and accessories covered at an agreed value. Covered off-road (not competition) and recovery is from a point acc...
by DieselBoy
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Range Rover / Land Rover
Topic: Importing a defender from the UK
Replies: 7
Views: 922

Re: Importing a defender from the UK

Lots seem to come in from Aus, better climate so very minimal rust issues.

I would want to personally inspect one from the UK, do you have family that can??
by DieselBoy
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Planning a trip?
Topic: Lake Coleridge & Wilberforce River
Replies: 8
Views: 1133

Re: Lake Coleridge & Wilberforce River

Cheers for that.

What's it like getting up the Avoca river??

Is it straight forward to hit the Harper river and then onto Avoca with out any access permission??
by DieselBoy
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Planning a trip?
Topic: Lake Coleridge & Wilberforce River
Replies: 8
Views: 1133

Lake Coleridge & Wilberforce River

We are heading down Sth to escape the Nth Is madness over the xmas period. You sort of get forced to go away at that time of year, with work closed and all the public holidays making the best used of your A/L :roll: Among other things, I want to head into Lake Coleridge and then up the Wilberforce r...
by DieselBoy
Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Volvo C304 4x4 Build/Restoration - WR002
Replies: 381
Views: 54687

Re: Volvo C304 4x4 Build/Restoration - WR002

Be scary in the back there with out any windows!!!! Your power issue: Fuel filter replace (look for diesel bug from being parked) Turbo waste gate - check its not stuck open/seized from sitting (take the little hose of and jam the air duster up it to make it actuate) Sounds to me like the injector p...
by DieselBoy
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Nissan
Topic: best way to float a intercooler over the engine
Replies: 8
Views: 986

Re: best way to float a intercooler over the engine

How was it done on my old truck you were working on a few months ago??

That had a top mount and a WRX scoop last time I saw it 8)
by DieselBoy
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Toyota
Topic: Cracked head chinese or gen
Replies: 13
Views: 1627

Re: Cracked head chinese or gen

Mine was a Chinese head supplied by a reputable cylinder head shop in Hamilton, and the fitted all my genuine Toyota parts (valves, camshaft etc) to the head. I reckon that's a good option, better than a Chinese head with all the cheapi Chinese valve gear in it☝️ Done over 10,000km so far so good :)
by DieselBoy
Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Tyres
Topic: 36" x 15 simexs for sale 2 sets
Replies: 4
Views: 804

Re: 36" x 15 simexs for sale 2 sets

Is that hand cut set my old set??
by DieselBoy
Sat May 19, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Tool Shed
Topic: Certified Self Contained?
Replies: 9
Views: 670

Re: Certified Self Contained?

Can I book you in for certifying??

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by DieselBoy
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Nissan
Topic: QD32 possible to do bearings without removing motor?
Replies: 6
Views: 608

Re: QD32 possible to do bearings without removing motor?

What grade oil are you running?? The reason it's quick when warm is that oil is thin so it's easy to pump around and up to pressure. Normally bottom end wear shows itself as low oil pressure in hot idle, as in the oil pressure lights comes on or flickers. Diesels suffer from oil thickening due to th...
by DieselBoy
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Toyota
Topic: Cracked head chinese or gen
Replies: 13
Views: 1627

Re: Cracked head chinese or gen

The machine shops had forgotten to fit/supply these which go in the holes.

Faith restored a bit......

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by DieselBoy
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Toyota
Topic: Cracked head chinese or gen
Replies: 13
Views: 1627

Re: Cracked head chinese or gen

I just got an aftermarket head fitted with my original cam/valves etc and was happily working away fitting stuff to it on the bench before putting it on the block and spotted this. Major kill joy. Just as well I was doing this work on the bench, not after I torqued it all up!!!! All 4 injector seats...
by DieselBoy
Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Tool Shed
Topic: Steel Surgeon Manukau City
Replies: 5
Views: 986

Re: Steel Surgeon Manukau City

You know his new contact details??

Got a load of rims to send his way :D :D

Right, just answered my own question with a quick google:

http://thesteelsurgeon.com

:D :D
by DieselBoy
Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Tool Shed
Topic: Steel Surgeon Manukau City
Replies: 5
Views: 986

Re: Steel Surgeon Manukau City

mudlva wrote:
DieselBoy wrote:Bloody hell, really?? That's on my way home from work!!!!


Hes a good man to know. If its steel he can do it

Yep for sure.

Lost count of the number of modified rims he's done for me over the years :D
by DieselBoy
Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Tool Shed
Topic: Steel Surgeon Manukau City
Replies: 5
Views: 986

Re: Steel Surgeon Manukau City

Bloody hell, really?? That's on my way home from work!!!!
by DieselBoy
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Range Rover / Land Rover
Topic: D.B's Defender 110
Replies: 353
Views: 63289

Re: D.B's Defender 110

Yeah, that's my point, even at high speed you can slap the CDL in if it looks like it might get slippery. All that matters is your wheels are straight and you don't have any wheel spin already happening. Each to their own. With a lockable centre diff I don't see the point in a torque biasing one. On...
by DieselBoy
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Range Rover / Land Rover
Topic: D.B's Defender 110
Replies: 353
Views: 63289

Re: D.B's Defender 110

BadCo wrote:They look like good kit and I have heard good things about them. You weren't tempted to get the ATB center diff while you were browsing Ashcrofts site?


Dunno, I didn't quite understand the point of the ATB centre diff??

Ya want it to unlocked on the road and locked off the road??
by DieselBoy
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: 4wd Safety
Topic: Nearly rolled Safari, driver's side, issues?
Replies: 5
Views: 1112

Re: Nearly rolled Safari, driver's side, issues?

If your worried, which you shouldnt be as it's a TD42, you could pull the electrical plug off the fuel pump, then crank the engine until your oil pressure lights goes out. Then connect pump back up and you be confident you have oil and oil pressure when she fires up. The problem your referring to ab...
by DieselBoy
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: 4WD Parts
Topic: 1992 LJ71 Prado Parting out
Replies: 18
Views: 1144

Re: 1992 LJ71 Prado Parting out

I'll do thread for it, fixed 3 of them now, so getting good at it!!!
by DieselBoy
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Range Rover / Land Rover
Topic: D.B's Defender 110
Replies: 353
Views: 63289

Re: D.B's Defender 110

Seeing as it's been quiet round here, and I can't remember the last time I got something this bling, I thought I might resurrect the thread!!! It's time for a front end overhaul as the swivel hub seals are weeping more than usual and the inner axles seals must be knackered as the diff oil keeps turn...
by DieselBoy
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: 4WD Parts
Topic: 1992 LJ71 Prado Parting out
Replies: 18
Views: 1144

Re: 1992 LJ71 Prado Parting out

im still after the heater controls if youve got em. Hey bro, out of interest is it because ya heater fan is only working on full speed and nothing else?? If so I can tell ya how to fix that for a couple of $2 parts from Jaycar and 10 mins with a soldering iron. Simplest fix on the planet, and prett...
by DieselBoy
Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: 4WD Parts
Topic: 1992 LJ71 Prado Parting out
Replies: 18
Views: 1144

Re: 1992 LJ71 Prado Parting out

Does it have the factory electric adjustable shocks in it still??

Keen on those if it does, the yellow Munros I got are way to hard!!!!
by DieselBoy
Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Land Access / DOC legislation / Regulations
Topic: Farm land usage for 4wd events
Replies: 13
Views: 1982

Re: Farm land usage for 4wd events

Thats all very well, but its not you who gets to "draw the line in the sand" its the revelent authoritys and the courts, I am simply pointing out what what is happening now days. Yep, and we thank you for that, we have taken note of your advice, and will be sure to bare it in mind in the ...
by DieselBoy
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Land Access / DOC legislation / Regulations
Topic: Farm land usage for 4wd events
Replies: 13
Views: 1982

Re: Farm land usage for 4wd events

I would also draw a line in the sand too. Haveing ya mates round for a play is quite different from advertising and organising a gathering on a website. Obviously the potential for the above mentioned issues still exists with ya group of mates, but the dynamic is quite different when compared to hav...
by DieselBoy
Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Toyota
Topic: 1kz-te using water........
Replies: 15
Views: 2781

Re: 1kz-te using water........

Hey guys, As kbushnz says find the actual cause first. Do a cooling system pressure test, and a TK style combustion gas test to identify what is actually happening first. I've also seen the genuine waterpumps on 1kzs leak from brand new, yet the aftermarket repco ones are perfect... If you do deter...
by DieselBoy
Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Land Access / DOC legislation / Regulations
Topic: Farm land usage for 4wd events
Replies: 13
Views: 1982

Re: Farm land usage for 4wd events

So, let's say I advertise on ORE to have a camp out, bonfire and tear up grass weekend at our place, 22 acres of hills and bush, it's an open invite to all ORE members (muppets not included) It's an "event" as far as in the dictionary definition of an event. No money changes hands, it's an...
by DieselBoy
Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Planning a trip?
Topic: ORE Westcoast 2017 Organisation
Replies: 40
Views: 4009

Re: ORE Westcoast 2017 Organisation

Blue bridge has cancelled our sailing tomorrow and refunded us, so that's us out :cry:

Better organise a Nth Is gathering lol
by DieselBoy
Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Planning a trip?
Topic: ORE Westcoast 2017 Organisation
Replies: 40
Views: 4009

Re: ORE Westcoast 2017 Organisation

Am I being a Nanna??

The forecast looks pretty grim for traveling south, with the worst of the weather due to hit right when we would be leaving tomorrow after work!!!

It's the wind more than anything, ya reckon the ferry will still be running at 1pm on Friday??
by DieselBoy
Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Planning a trip?
Topic: ORE Westcoast 2017 Organisation
Replies: 40
Views: 4009

Re: ORE Westcoast 2017 Organisation

We are on the 1pm crossing on the 14th, should be hitting Westport late Friday night. Prob just camp down the beach for the night if its not to windy, and come track you guys down on Saturday at some point. Anyone got a shiny plan for Saturday/Sunday/Monday?? Our rough plan is to catch up with you g...
by DieselBoy
Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Toyota
Topic: 1kz-te using water........
Replies: 15
Views: 2781

Re: 1kz-te using water........

Yeah, that's what concerns me with the testing. It might show up, it might not. Depends on where the crack is and how big. Its using water. Its not coming out of the rad, hose's or heater core. I've checked and checked. I've obviously got something minor going on with the head at the moment, its not...

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