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by BlakeNZ
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Suzuki
Topic: Secured a X90
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Re: Secured a X90

yes , apparently it does. A local owner told me it was identical running gear etc to the Vitara. So certainly a good alternative.
by BlakeNZ
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Suzuki
Topic: Secured a X90
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Re: Secured a X90

Not at all for a well maintained one. I've seen them advertised around that $4K-4.5K mark. Much stronger/tugher/capable little beast than it looks.
by BlakeNZ
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Drivetrain / Suspension
Topic: Hilux leaf spring relocation kit
Replies: 5
Views: 704

Re: Hilux leaf spring relocation kit

I have read up a lot on lifting the straight axle hiluxs, but I have one or two questions that I need to clarify. 1.is high steering and cross over steering the same thing(I think they are, but just want to be sure) 2. at what point of lift(how many inches,mm etc), does the cross over steering becom...
by BlakeNZ
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Suzuki
Topic: 93 Escudo auto no spark
Replies: 6
Views: 676

Re: 93 Escudo auto no spark

is it an auto trans?
by BlakeNZ
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Porsche Off -- A Cayenne Offroad Project
Replies: 41
Views: 3598

Re: Porsche Off -- A Cayenne Offroad Project

how did you do the "porsche" lettering?
by BlakeNZ
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: 4WD Parts
Topic: Hankook Dynapro MT WTB
Replies: 4
Views: 446

Re: Hankook Dynapro MT WTB

i could lend you one in a 265/70/16 on a 185 series Surf rim until you find what you need? It has (in theory) the same rolling diameter as most 31" tyres.
by BlakeNZ
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Porsche Off -- A Cayenne Offroad Project
Replies: 41
Views: 3598

Re: Porsche Off -- A Cayenne Offroad Project

man if i was out on a 4wd trip and i met a porsche coming the other way.... SAAAYYY WHATT??!!!
by BlakeNZ
Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: The Gen 4 Paj
Replies: 34
Views: 3340

Re: The Gen 4 Paj

so is that an aftermarket intercooler kit that you installed or is it all custom? If it is custom, I can see it would've taken much planning and trial and error.
And yes-that is a strange place for a factory cooler. Not surprised it got bent.
by BlakeNZ
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Suzuki
Topic: 98 Grand vitara v6
Replies: 4
Views: 342

Re: 98 Grand vitara v6

I'm not sure i have heard a v6 vitara that you can't hear the cam chains:) They run like a bucket of bolts, even well before they are about to fail! (IMHO).
by BlakeNZ
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Porsche Off -- A Cayenne Offroad Project
Replies: 41
Views: 3598

Re: Porsche Off -- A Cayenne Offroad Project

what i do know is that if you have a (50mm?) dent in your sill (on a monocoque vehicle) then it is a warrant issue, so you need to protect them somehow. I followed the bmw X5 thread, it was nice work and it was entertaining. And it was novel. Now you have this project, with low range and diff locks ...
by BlakeNZ
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Toyota
Topic: Rust in crumpy Hilux footwell/ rain leaks in
Replies: 2
Views: 308

Rust in crumpy Hilux footwell/ rain leaks in

Hi, has anyone had any direct experience with the cause of rusty footwells in a hilux (mid eighties)? I was looking at a LN65 and the previous owner said that the the rain came in the scuttle panel (vents in front of the windscreen) and pooled in the footwells(with obvious results.) Obviously there ...
by BlakeNZ
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Toyota
Topic: Springs
Replies: 2
Views: 383

Re: Springs

advantages- very cheap lift. Disadvantages- there is debate as to whether it changes your effective spring rate. ie somehow a 30 mm spacer can give you a 60mm lift.(True story- happened to me, carefully measured before and after) Sometimes the spacer can dislocate under extreme flex(say a wd21 terra...
by BlakeNZ
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Nissan
Topic: R50 Terrano auto issue.
Replies: 6
Views: 621

Re: R50 Terrano auto issue.

yeah, you have correctly identified that it's not locking up the torque convertor as early as it should/used to. Sometimes i think it is a faulty sensor(for instance, it won't lock up till the computer sees a certain operating temp-not sure if this is an engine coolant temp, or trans fluid temp). Ot...
by BlakeNZ
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Nissan
Topic: R20 Mistral trans shifting issues
Replies: 2
Views: 399

Re: R20 Mistral trans shifting issues

Are you telling us that there is now no connection between the lever on the outside of the trans ( that selects gear) and the internal workings of the transmission?
by BlakeNZ
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Nissan
Topic: best way to float a intercooler over the engine
Replies: 8
Views: 769

Re: best way to float a intercooler over the engine

When adding a top mount intercooler ,many people use threaded rod (4 rods mounted vertically) , with nuts/lock nuts to secure the intercooler at the correct height.
by BlakeNZ
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: 4WD's Forsale / Wanted
Topic: V6 terrano club truck
Replies: 0
Views: 534

V6 terrano club truck

Am posting this link on behalf of a local 4wd guy. Some good action photos.
https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-c ... d5e1f3d28c
by BlakeNZ
Sun May 13, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Nissan
Topic: GU factory diff locker in GQ
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Re: GU factory diff locker in GQ

is the factory locker engaged by vacuum, rather than pressure from a compressor?(eg ARB lockers)
by BlakeNZ
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Nissan
Topic: QD32 possible to do bearings without removing motor?
Replies: 6
Views: 452

Re: QD32 possible to do bearings without removing motor?

hey, for your reference, i checked my Mistral TD27 ETi for you (basically the same motor as your QD32) and it takes between 4 and 5 seconds for oil pressure light to go out from a cold start, and oil light goes out instantly if warm. I'd consider the motor to be in fairly good health. So unless ther...
by BlakeNZ
Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Tool Shed
Topic: 2000+ 4wd ute options.
Replies: 9
Views: 720

Re: 2000+ 4wd ute options.

don't touch the 2.5 litre nissan(or the 3 litre) Junk Motors. My 3RZ in a 1996 hilux Surf was a bit gutless when towing, the 2.7 litre mistral Tdi is significantly better. Perhaps look for a 2000 model Navara with the QD32 motor, great motor, but lack power in NA form, so turbo charge it(easy to do ...
by BlakeNZ
Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Terrano fuel tank question
Replies: 3
Views: 328

Re: Terrano fuel tank question

they will be different, as the petrol fuel system is different to the diesel one. eg, the petrol one will have a fuel pump located in the tank, so even if you hook up the intake pipe, the diesel injector pump will be sucking through the redundant petrol fuel pump and filter.
by BlakeNZ
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Diesel Engines and Modifications
Topic: 2.8 3L Intake Question
Replies: 3
Views: 488

Re: 2.8 3L Intake Question

non turbo 3L?
by BlakeNZ
Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Drivetrain / Suspension
Topic: RE4R01A Manual Shifter
Replies: 20
Views: 10265

Re: RE4R01A Manual Shifter

Quote from this thread "only nissan would stick the tcu between the fire wall and the AC vent system"
by BlakeNZ
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Suzuki
Topic: temp gauge
Replies: 4
Views: 492

Re: temp gauge

yeah something is wrong. The top hose would more likely be around 83-90 degrees max as a general rule under conditions you describe. If you were driving it hard, or doing a long uphill, or on sand, it might climb to 100-105. If it was genuinely 118 degrees , the factory gauge would be up towards the...
by BlakeNZ
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Suzuki
Topic: vitara solid axle build
Replies: 53
Views: 3852

Re: vitara solid axle build

that's pretty resourceful. Well done. Will it be certed, or a trailer truck?
by BlakeNZ
Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Nissan
Topic: TD42 oil gallery ports and sump
Replies: 6
Views: 501

Re: TD42 oil gallery ports and sump

have you considered teeing the aftermarket oil pressure sender into the existing factory port?
ie unscrew factory one, wind in a tee with a thread for the aftermarket sender out the side, then screw the factory sender in to the external end of the tee.
by BlakeNZ
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Isuzu
Topic: 1994 MU 3.1 engine rebuild (4JG2)
Replies: 10
Views: 1025

Re: 1994 MU 3.1 engine rebuild (4JG2)

Upon reflection,if only one cylinder or bearing has damage, it is unlikely to be a oil pressure issue IMHO. So how are the other bearing shells etc?
by BlakeNZ
Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Isuzu
Topic: 1994 MU 3.1 engine rebuild (4JG2)
Replies: 10
Views: 1025

Re: 1994 MU 3.1 engine rebuild (4JG2)

have you priced a new oil pump?
by BlakeNZ
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Nissan Terrano Overheating
Replies: 4
Views: 498

Re: Nissan Terrano Overheating

if you are getting a new radiator, consider the Scarles terrano replacement, which is 52mm thick, compared to the factory 26mm. Increase in water volume and more heat sink volume is handy. https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/car-parts-accessories/performance/radiators-cooling-systems/auction-1527589577...
by BlakeNZ
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Trail Reviews, Reports and Information
Topic: North Range Road
Replies: 14
Views: 3548

Re: North Range Road

flick me a message if you wish to have a companion vehicle.
by BlakeNZ
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Trail Reviews, Reports and Information
Topic: North Range Road
Replies: 14
Views: 3548

Re: North Range Road

did North Range road last week. Was pretty dry up there compared to normal, despite rain the previous day. We did a few options that I avoided when it was real wet. I was last in there in Sept 2016. Since then, the year of wet weather combined with a keen group of wheelspinning mud loving younger fe...

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