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by BlakeNZ
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Nissan
Topic: R50 Terrano auto issue.
Replies: 6
Views: 159

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: 169

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: 5
Views: 296

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: 132

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: 199

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: 317

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: 499

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: 189

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: 274

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: 6426

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: 233

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: 48
Views: 1976

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: 300

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: 517

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: 517

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: 309

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: 2880

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: 2880

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...
by BlakeNZ
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Diesel Engines and Modifications
Topic: mistral TD27 oil coller mod?
Replies: 9
Views: 523

Re: mistral TD27 oil coller mod?

I agree with what you are saying, just no obvious room to go higher or wider in the mistral engine bay, unfortunately. And the original poster won't be super keen to have to get another radiator after buying a new one recently.
by BlakeNZ
Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Diesel Engines and Modifications
Topic: mistral TD27 oil coller mod?
Replies: 9
Views: 523

Re: mistral TD27 oil coller mod?

Have you disconnected the trans fluid from running through the bottom of radiator before it hits the factory trans cooler? The auto trans puts out heaps of heat on the beach/ towing/climbing a hill, which serves to add heat to the water in radiator. I find that aftermarket gauges greatly add to the ...
by BlakeNZ
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Nissan
Topic: What are these?
Replies: 2
Views: 364

Re: What are these?

small one is a cat "overheat" sensor.
by BlakeNZ
Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: paj1 build up
Replies: 70
Views: 3729

Re: paj1 build up

wow, what quick progress! well done. It's going to look remarkably tidy and professional.
by BlakeNZ
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: X5 Project.
Replies: 95
Views: 5302

Re: X5 Project.

i'm going to suggest, after looking at your wheels/tyres in relation to your body panels, plus knowing you have a V8, that your next move (after your first mud outing) will be some form of mud flaps! :)
by BlakeNZ
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Stolen / Lost and Found
Topic: Ln106 BML286 . White DC . Stolen chch
Replies: 2
Views: 482

Re: Ln106 BML286 . White DC . Stolen chch

Jerks!!! let's hope you find it abandoned (undamaged) after a joy ride, rather than the horrible thought that a chop shop has started up again in CHcH.
by BlakeNZ
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: X5 Project.
Replies: 95
Views: 5302

Re: X5 Project.

I'm not very familiar with the X5 , does it have a low ratio in the transfer case or not? Looks really good, approach and departure angles are amazing compared to stock. Let's see how the suspension and steering hold up off road. I think you will need the traction control switched off for mud, as it...
by BlakeNZ
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: "Lando" - C79's V8 Disco Build Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 3018

Re: "Lando" - C79's V8 Disco Build Thread

Hasn't Muddyplumber's 3 door disco got the yellow Camel trophy paint underneath the green?
by BlakeNZ
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Nissan
Topic: wd 21 rear springs
Replies: 1
Views: 191

Re: wd 21 rear springs

cheap option would be spring spacers. also most closely matches factory ride. You would need a 25mm spacer to gain 50mm ride height. Don't ask me why or what the logic is behind that. It just happens. and BTW congratulations on your 5th post in 13 years on this forum ! :) I'm guessing you are the st...
by BlakeNZ
Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Toyota
Topic: A340 / A343 auto issues
Replies: 4
Views: 382

Re: A340 / A343 auto issues

Just checking...are you familiar with the three stages of sliding the torque convertor on to the A340 shaft? ( first spline, second spline, then the notches?)
by BlakeNZ
Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Nissan
Topic: advice on buying a nissan mistral 2.7 diesel
Replies: 10
Views: 594

Re: advice on buying a nissan mistral 2.7 diesel

they do not have a digital speedo. The non intercooled versions are a bit gutless. Fine on the flat, and if you don't tow too much. Much cheaper to recondition the injector pump though, compared to the ETi version. Those trans that fail usually suffer heat damage, (driving in soft sand heats them up...
by BlakeNZ
Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Jeep
Topic: A Short History of Progress – Harvey’s Wrangler
Replies: 62
Views: 7386

Re: A Short History of Progress – Harvey’s Wrangler

do the grinding. you don't want those two touching each other.
I can see that it looked like a difficult job alright.

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