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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: 3
Views: 90

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: 11
Views: 767

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: 11
Views: 767

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: 4
Views: 418

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: 4
Views: 418

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: 4
Views: 418

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: 46790

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: 46790

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: 478

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: 785

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: 46790

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: 785

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: 785

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: 932

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: 932

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: 1218

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: 932

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: 2899

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: 2899

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: 2899

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: 1218

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...
by DieselBoy
Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Toyota
Topic: 1kz-te using water........
Replies: 15
Views: 1218

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

Interesting. If my Defender ever needs a head it was going to get an AMC head.

Might look into that. :D

At the mo I'm trying to find someone I know with a Tee Kay tester :D

Bro in law reckons there's one at the Ambo workshop, so might be in luck :lol:
by DieselBoy
Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Toyota
Topic: 1kz-te using water........
Replies: 15
Views: 1218

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

Yep, I think I will go get it tested. I had a brain wave ( very rare :lol: ) when I got home from work. While the engine was hot, I put a big funnel on the top of the radiator filler and then filled it up with water. I was then able to better see if anything was going on with the engine hot. Sure en...
by DieselBoy
Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Toyota
Topic: 1kz-te using water........
Replies: 15
Views: 1218

1kz-te using water........

Hi folks, my little daily driver SWB Landcruiser with its 1kz-te power plant has decided to start using water. We all no what that means right............. :shock: :shock: Its got about 220,000ks on it, so its getting to about the right age for it to happen, and I have been watching it closely looki...
by DieselBoy
Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Drivetrain / Suspension
Topic: Driveshaft shop in Auckland?
Replies: 5
Views: 429

Re: Driveshaft shop in Auckland?

I've had a few shafts made for the Sals to disco axle swap at ATL in Hamilton if that's any help ;)

http://www.atlbalancing.co.nz
by DieselBoy
Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Range Rover / Land Rover
Topic: Urgent Help Required!!!!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 560

Re: Urgent Help Required!!!!!!!

Cheers folks, looks like I have one jacked up to pick up tomorrow morning in Cust so fingers crossed!!

Mongreled the both the Alt's a bit more with a BFH and a center punch, so hopefully it will make the 2hr drive between them!!!!
by DieselBoy
Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Range Rover / Land Rover
Topic: Urgent Help Required!!!!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 560

Urgent Help Required!!!!!!!

Hey folks, we are on the road as is everyone at this time of year and have been majorly let down by the auto sparky I use. I sent both of Betsies Alternators in for a full birthday a few months ago, one of them lasted to Lake Tennyson, so fitted the spare and that lasted about 4hrs. On both alternat...
by DieselBoy
Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:18 am
Forum: Land Access / DOC legislation / Regulations
Topic: Maratoto (often known as the “Wires Track”)
Replies: 17
Views: 1576

Re: Maratoto (often known as the “Wires Track”)

I heard this morning that the track has been repaired a bit and the big holes filled and is now open??

Good news, well done to those that have put in the hard yards to make this happen, I know it was a long hard road :)
by DieselBoy
Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: Diesel Engines and Modifications
Topic: [LN65] 2L-T Suggestions
Replies: 28
Views: 1336

Re: [LN65] 2L-T Suggestions

My vote is just to disconnect the waste gate and turn the max fuel screw up so it's just getting enough fuel to make 15psi boost and draw the line there. If you disconnect the waste gate it should be hard to over fuel it and melt the pistons. The most noticeable gain from a pump tweak will be adjust...
by DieselBoy
Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:11 pm
Forum: Toyota
Topic: Best Radiator brand for prado
Replies: 6
Views: 466

Re: Best Radiator brand for prado

I have had good results with silverdale, to answer that question. As above, if your rad is in good shape just flush and maintain. Fan hub: I did a writeup on that with pics on the KZN185 surf forum in aus. I have just altered the adjustment screws inside the hub about 5mm and that has made a much l...

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