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by NB42
Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:15 pm
Forum: Isuzu
Topic: Steering Box Strength
Replies: 6
Views: 607

Re: Steering Box Strength

The input seals do like to leak on them, but the only one i have seen with any damage was one out of a truck that was dedicated and thrashed bush truck for 10 years, had a twisted shaft, still worked fine just couldnt be rebuilt
by NB42
Mon Aug 31, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: This weekends achievements
Topic: 29-30 August 2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1041

Re: 29-30 August 2015

Mate am i jealous of your shed and its contents :shock: :shock: hahaha
by NB42
Sun May 17, 2015 11:23 pm
Forum: This weekends achievements
Topic: 16-17th May
Replies: 7
Views: 1076

Re: 16-17th May

Yeah I failed to look at the rock I was hung up on before getting towed. My mistake and it cost me.. Was a big rock to the side of the rut haha
by NB42
Sun May 17, 2015 11:00 pm
Forum: This weekends achievements
Topic: 16-17th May
Replies: 7
Views: 1076

16-17th May

Do people not get out 4 wheeling these days? Too many ongoing projects? :lol: :lol: Went on my last trip in my truck for a month as cert is in late June, of course this 'last trip' was so I wouldn't risk breaking it before certing, and ends up costing me a door and sill :roll: 11151012_1171339582892...
by NB42
Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:35 pm
Forum: Isuzu
Topic: Flipping ifs draglink
Replies: 5
Views: 809

Re: Flipping ifs draglink

Yeah good points. I have decided that since i only need at most 10mm more to be happy with it i will just space my engine mounts up to suit (as long as certifier is ok with this)
by NB42
Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:39 pm
Forum: This weekends achievements
Topic: 21-22 feb
Replies: 20
Views: 2131

21-22 feb

Well not entirely 4x4 related but this morning went to auckland to look at a car with a mate and took the car dealer 5 minutes to change his story from cambelt having been done just before tradein to 'well actually it is overdue i remember him saying, we can do it for 600 extra'.. few gremlins in th...
by NB42
Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:44 pm
Forum: Isuzu
Topic: Flipping ifs draglink
Replies: 5
Views: 809

Flipping ifs draglink

I am currently in the process of fitting my ecotec 3.8 into a rolling body of a mu before fitting it into mine and was wondering if anyone has ever tried flipping the draglink so it sits under the pitman arm and idler arm? This would give me the perfect amount of clearance to mount it lower and easi...
by NB42
Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:15 pm
Forum: Petrol Engines and Modifications
Topic: Wiring VS V6 motor
Replies: 1
Views: 444

Wiring VS V6 motor

Hi guys, am after a wiring diagram and some tips on wiring a VS ecotec v6 motor into my isuzu. Have wiring knowledge but some help from someone who has done it before would be great.. Using auto box, factory loom and ecu with vats removed
Cheers
by NB42
Sun Feb 15, 2015 8:30 pm
Forum: This weekends achievements
Topic: 14-15th Feb 2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1382

Re: 14-15th Feb 2015

Spent the day out with club being shown some sights around te aroha then a play around maratoto area. Then picked up a vs ecotec engine for my mu's replacement engine. Done 190000km and got it for 300$ so pretty stoked
by NB42
Sat Feb 14, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: V6 Hilux Surf Project
Replies: 55
Views: 7853

Re: V6 Hilux Surf Project

Hey mate sorry to bring up an old thread with a silly question but in regards to the commodore motor and box going in. Do these boxes have overdrive and did you just run it connected to the ecu as standard for its shifting or did it require some special wiring to shift correctly? Im going down the c...
by NB42
Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: Diesel Engines and Modifications
Topic: Thoughts on open c/case ventilation?
Replies: 3
Views: 645

Re: Thoughts on open c/case ventilation?

Bear in mind you can't technically pass a wof like this either
by NB42
Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:41 pm
Forum: Land Access / DOC legislation / Regulations
Topic: Thompson Track
Replies: 61
Views: 9973

Re: Thompson Track

Yep me and a few others would of been there had it not of been a long weekend. Will be keen to help with the next one :)
by NB42
Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:57 pm
Forum: Isuzu
Topic: 4jg2 refurbished head for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 304

4jg2 refurbished head for sale

Refurbished 4jg2 cylinder head for sale. Crack tested, all surfaces skimmed and new valve guides/seals fitted. Have all new gaskets for it too that can be included for the right price (Intake, exhaust, head gasket of thickest grade and thermostat housing gasket and injector washers) Has injectors wi...
by NB42
Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: This weekends achievements
Topic: 25th-28th December
Replies: 20
Views: 1729

Re: 25th-28th December

Fitted a 2 inch body lift. Went to auckland yesterday and traded my 31s for some 33s.. Not as good condition but im still happy.. Also splashed out and got 4 new 15x10s
by NB42
Mon Dec 22, 2014 9:47 pm
Forum: Drivetrain / Suspension
Topic: Spring over axle in rear of Isuzu - Legalities?
Replies: 3
Views: 552

Re: Spring over axle in rear of Isuzu - Legalities?

Crash bandicoot wrote:might be cheaper just to buy some springs for it, being isuzu holden part number should match.

Yeah that is another consideration, but at some stage I will need a cert for the 50mm body lift I am putting in soon. If i don't get that certified then i definitely will just purchase lifted springs
by NB42
Mon Dec 22, 2014 5:34 pm
Forum: Land Access / DOC legislation / Regulations
Topic: Maratoto opening to be delayed in 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1252

Re: Maratoto opening to be delayed in 2014

Anyone know if maratoto is actually open yet? Heard of a few different groups going in over the last couple of weeks but the maratoto hotline still says it is closed?
by NB42
Mon Dec 22, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: Drivetrain / Suspension
Topic: Spring over axle in rear of Isuzu - Legalities?
Replies: 3
Views: 552

Spring over axle in rear of Isuzu - Legalities?

Hi all, I have a 93 Isuzu Mu which will be going for a cert next year, and I want to know how people go about getting a spring over lift certed? I know the shocks need remounting and driveshaft possibly needs lengthening.. and will add a track rod to get rid of axle tramp. What else will need consid...
by NB42
Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:58 pm
Forum: This weekends achievements
Topic: 29th - 30th Nov
Replies: 14
Views: 1730

Re: 29th - 30th Nov

Camped out at porters/lake rotoma. Got my truck out which is great but huge list of work needed for a wof now... Clutch master leaking, rear main leak, powersteering leak, rear brakes in need of rebuild, suspect gearbox mount, cv dying, and to top it all off my aircon pump seized on the road home......
by NB42
Thu Nov 20, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: Stolen / Lost and Found
Topic: Motorbike stolen in Hamilton
Replies: 6
Views: 761

Motorbike stolen in Hamilton

***STOLEN*** Okay so my 13 year old brother's motorbike was stolen between 4pm on the 19th of November and 5pm on the 20th of November from the Dinsdale area in Hamilton. He saved extremely hard for this bike and paid in full by himself making it his pride and joy. I want this bike recovered as he w...
by NB42
Thu Nov 20, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: Isuzu
Topic: Isuzu Mu boost setting
Replies: 3
Views: 641

Re: Isuzu Mu boost setting

My 2.8 mu runs 14psi happily with fuel increased. Will do the same to my 3.1 mu once its running, egt gauge is more critical on the 3.1 definitely though imo :)
by NB42
Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:03 pm
Forum: Isuzu
Topic: 4jb1-t oil leaks
Replies: 13
Views: 1718

Re: 4jb1-t oil leaks

Sounds obvious but mine just did that and had 3 other mu's at the workshop doing the same. The oil filters do not like to only be hand tight as most cars would be but rather tightened with a tool. I tightened mine right up and its sweet now.
by NB42
Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:24 pm
Forum: Diesel Engines and Modifications
Topic: Best boost tap to use
Replies: 11
Views: 1052

Best boost tap to use

I'm just wondering what boost taps people are using on their Diesel turbos?
I have an isuzu mu and would like to up the boost a bit, had it open boosting up to 15psi today by removing the wastegate actuator hose and it felt great but would like to do it properly. Cheers :)
by NB42
Mon Oct 06, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: Diesel Engines and Modifications
Topic: Opinions on Head Gasket brands
Replies: 10
Views: 939

Re: Opinions on Head Gasket brands

hence looking at their gaskets for such a good deal. bush truck or not a good deal head gasket is one that dosent leak not the cheapest one you can find :D ^^^^^^^^^^^ This A genuine gasket is still cheaper than doing the job twice... Yeah mate I meant stood out because of the good deal. Will proba...
by NB42
Mon Oct 06, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: Diesel Engines and Modifications
Topic: Opinions on Head Gasket brands
Replies: 10
Views: 939

Re: Opinions on Head Gasket brands

Cheers. I'm aiming to not spend too much as this is for a bush truck that will be a-framed everywhere, hence looking at their gaskets for such a good deal. Also should mention it is the 4jg2 isuzu mu
by NB42
Mon Oct 06, 2014 12:05 am
Forum: Diesel Engines and Modifications
Topic: Opinions on Head Gasket brands
Replies: 10
Views: 939

Opinions on Head Gasket brands

I've been offered a good deal on a head gasket and head set etc from kiwi cylinder heads and was wondering if anyone has ever used their head gaskets and their opinions etc.? The gasket is steel and will be used with a factory head that has been machined/checked by a machine shop.
by NB42
Sun Sep 28, 2014 8:10 pm
Forum: Planning a trip?
Topic: Rosehill Safari. Fantastic new vanue
Replies: 36
Views: 3579

Re: Rosehill Safari. Fantastic new vanue

Booked and paid! Looking forward to it :)
by NB42
Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:18 pm
Forum: Tool Shed
Topic: A-Frame towing setup for bush truck
Replies: 2
Views: 346

A-Frame towing setup for bush truck

I have a 94 Isuzu Mu that I am doing up as a bush truck (cut down etc.) and I am going to a-frame it to the tracks. My question is how do people set their trucks up for this? Mounting the a-frame, length between mounts and towbar.. etc. Also I would preferably want it mounted to the bush truck so it...
by NB42
Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: Nissan
Topic: r50 still has a knock
Replies: 27
Views: 1271

Re: r50 still has a knock

Ball joints? My Mu had movement up and down but not left and right, and the mechanic said start at the ball joints. They could make a knock if worn too
by NB42
Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:05 pm
Forum: Isuzu
Topic: 2.8 mu
Replies: 21
Views: 1741

Re: 2.8 mu

Mine is standard exhaust size but no mufflers just straight flow exhaust, boosts 10psi and no egt gauge yet but my fuel was wound up slightly and the thing is like a whole new vehicle. For more power would definitely recommend adding egt gauge, intercooler, and larger exhaust and then winding up boo...
by NB42
Thu Jul 24, 2014 4:41 pm
Forum: Isuzu
Topic: mu help please
Replies: 5
Views: 628

Re: mu help please

What year is the Mu? Is it auto or manual? Which engine?

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