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by derk
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: "Lando" - C79's V8 Disco Build Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 2681

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

to add to that hook it looks like its cast not forged, when cast fails it breaks off and snaps, forged will typically bend and open up when it fails
by derk
Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Drivetrain / Suspension
Topic: ln65 front driveshaft play - missing plug
Replies: 3
Views: 297

Re: ln65 front driveshaft play - missing plug

yeah they have a plug in the end, if they get overfilled with grease they can hydraulic the plug put as the slip joint compresses, time for a replacement driveshaft if its failed on excessive play in the spline
by derk
Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Isuzu
Topic: Not starting
Replies: 3
Views: 371

Re: Not starting

did you check the fuel delivery with a noid light or some other method, have you tested fuel pressure at the rail/injectors?
by derk
Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Toyota
Topic: calling 1KZTE (spec. kzn185) gurus
Replies: 22
Views: 1221

Re: calling 1KZTE (spec. kzn185) gurus

^^^ I never knew that either I looked it up on google :D
by derk
Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Toyota
Topic: calling 1KZTE (spec. kzn185) gurus
Replies: 22
Views: 1221

Re: calling 1KZTE (spec. kzn185) gurus

watch your wallet and your expectations mate, the 1kzte is a 97kw engine you can throw thousand and thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours of research and labour at it and if your lucky make 30%-50% gains which = net 130kw to 150kw which is pretty low down on the scale of performance, you could ...
by derk
Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Mistral R20 Brake squeal
Replies: 6
Views: 418

Re: Mistral R20 Brake squeal

Keltec wrote: It has done it since the very first day with the new bits fitted...





that narrows it down to the new parts you fitted, pull it all back down and check everything and compare everything to the old parts if they are still lying around on the shed floor :D
by derk
Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Suzuki
Topic: g16a running poorly, erratic idle, conversion issues
Replies: 3
Views: 321

Re: g16a running poorly, erratic idle, conversion issues

an erratic high idle the first thing you want to check is vacuum leaks make sure there are aren't any ports that haven't been caped off or hoses going nowhere or something you've missed, have you got an engine light or obd port you can check for codes to see if you have a sensor that isn't working y...
by derk
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Tool Shed
Topic: WallysCustoms?
Replies: 6
Views: 696

Re: WallysCustoms?

there isn't a lot of strength in exos anyway they are only any good for a wee lie down or for getting hooked up on trees and branches to do a bit of body damage, theres a whole pile of national trials trucks out there with the tops of cages chopped off and new ones welded on top to meet the new incr...
by derk
Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Suzuki
Topic: SJ 413 new wheels
Replies: 13
Views: 591

Re: SJ 413 new wheels

its perfectly legal to flip centres the same as widening rims, changing centres and beadlocking but it has to meet lvvta criteria and pass their certification to be used on a road vehicle
by derk
Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Tyres
Topic: Why no Maxxis Tyres?
Replies: 29
Views: 1783

Re: Why no Maxxis Tyres?

silverstones and simexes do wear very quickly and particularly the silverstones with their softer compound but they are a performance tyre and nothing else so you don't buy them for their long lasting wearing ability let alone wasting them driving around on tar sealed roads :D
by derk
Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Tyres
Topic: Why no Maxxis Tyres?
Replies: 29
Views: 1783

Re: Why no Maxxis Tyres?

those creepies are an awful tyre, they are a hard rubber compound and very heavy tyre and far too stiff in the sidewall to bag unless you've got them on a 3.5t barred up safari and even then most other tyres will out perform them, the only box creepies tick is they are hard to damage and cut up on r...
by derk
Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Petrol Engines and Modifications
Topic: Sbc heads info needed
Replies: 7
Views: 727

Re: Sbc heads info needed

you want to find yourself an online static compression calculator to see how those 64cc heads will be on your engine but being a low compression smog motor you would be well within the pump gas threshold for comp ratio, alloy heads are nice bling but just throwing them on may leave you a bit disappo...
by derk
Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Petrol Engines and Modifications
Topic: Sbc heads info needed
Replies: 7
Views: 727

Re: Sbc heads info needed

you'd end up spending double that but the money would be far better thrown at an ls1 with much better technology, performance and drivability than an old gen1. To make your old chevy a good performer you need more than just heads and it'll easily out cost a bolt in gen 3 engine, stick a $100 set of ...
by derk
Tue Dec 27, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: Toyota
Topic: LN107 diff ratio ?
Replies: 7
Views: 509

Re: LN107 diff ratio ?

I think the G52 refers to your diff. The G means it is the 8" diff common to hiluxs, the 52 means it is a 3.72 ratio I believe. very close but the diff code should be 4 digits, would be a pain in the arse if the diff code could be the same as the gearbox code :D X=crownwheel diameter ie G=8&qu...
by derk
Tue Dec 27, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: Toyota
Topic: LN107 diff ratio ?
Replies: 7
Views: 509

Re: LN107 diff ratio ?

I think there are some models that didn't get the diff code stamped on the plate and I've a funny feeling NZ and Jap new may have been assembled with different ratios, the codes are all over the net but no use to you if you don't know what code you have, only certain way is to pull a diff out and ha...
by derk
Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: Diesel Engines and Modifications
Topic: [LN65] 2L-T Suggestions
Replies: 28
Views: 1392

Re: [LN65] 2L-T Suggestions

not sure exactualy where your expectations are for what you want to get out of the engine, the 2lte always has and always will be one of Toyotas archillies heel engines, they don't perform well and they have always been a less than reliable engine with cylinder head failures, throwing any money at t...
by derk
Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:01 am
Forum: 4wd Safety
Topic: Bullbars got WOF for years, now take them off?
Replies: 11
Views: 1051

Re: Bullbars got WOF for years, now take them off?

rather than talking to an auto sparky you'd be far better off talking to whoever you're going to take it to for lvvta certification so it meets their requirements, its always a pain in the arse having to do a job twice because you didn't find out what the correct way was the first time around :)
by derk
Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:48 am
Forum: Diesel Engines and Modifications
Topic: [LN65] 2L-T Suggestions
Replies: 28
Views: 1392

Re: [LN65] 2L-T Suggestions

those things don't make power mate, they are an old tiny little pop pop diesel engine that does just that, you can throw money and time at it for small gains, to get power out of the truck you need to re-power it with something that has the HP and torque output that you are looking for and you wont ...
by derk
Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: 4wd Safety
Topic: HID Conversion question
Replies: 2
Views: 281

Re: HID Conversion question

its all detailed on the nzta site mate


https://www.nzta.govt.nz/resources/get- ... hts-right/
by derk
Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:10 am
Forum: Toyota
Topic: 70 / 60 series transfercase mods
Replies: 16
Views: 839

Re: 70 / 60 series transfercase mods

push button hi is all thats lost? without the vacuum solenoid's and diaphragm you've also lost L4 when you put the transfercase into low range it activates a switch on the back of the transfercase housing that in turn activates the 2WD/4WD solenoid's on the firewall and diaphragm to engage/disengag...
by derk
Tue Nov 22, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: Toyota
Topic: 2l-t lux
Replies: 12
Views: 724

Re: 2l-t lux

Its only a trailer truck if it gose bang iv got a 13bt i can put in it if its only a trailer truck then skys the limit when it comes to tossing another drive train in there mate :D , those old 2l hand grenades are just about the bottom of the food chain for performance and reliability so time and m...
by derk
Sat Nov 19, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: pajero exceed no power , your thoughts?
Replies: 18
Views: 999

Re: pajero exceed no power , your thoughts?

limp mode?
by derk
Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: Nissan
Topic: What are these worth??
Replies: 7
Views: 745

Re: What are these worth??

there's nothing wrong with that early patrol stuff but it doesn't hold a very high value
by derk
Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: Tyres
Topic: wheels
Replies: 2
Views: 441

Re: wheels

for the amount of work fcuking around busting a gut with tyres levers just take it to the tyreshop and spend 10 bucks mate, if you do decide to bust a gut put some soapy detergent around the bead to help ease the tyre off :D
by derk
Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:42 am
Forum: Toyota
Topic: Crossover steering vs standard.
Replies: 22
Views: 1393

Re: Crossover steering vs standard.

not all Toyota stuff uses the same size tapered shanks on the balljoints, check what bits your using before buying some 70 series stuff they use the larger size tapers
by derk
Thu Nov 10, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: 4WD Parts
Topic: Wanted - Shank Wheel Nuts
Replies: 10
Views: 675

Re: Wanted - Shank Wheel Nuts

any tyre shop, mag wheel shop, bnt, repco, trademe, google etc etc they will be M12x1.25
by derk
Wed Nov 09, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: L200 4wd V6 fuel lines
Replies: 4
Views: 400

Re: L200 4wd V6 fuel lines

to read between the lines the seller is saying its full of rust underneath and has been told it wont pass its next wof..... your call if you want to buy it replacing the fuel lines will probably be the easiest bit :D
by derk
Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: Suzuki
Topic: (Slow) '87 SJ413 Build
Replies: 80
Views: 3602

Re: (Slow) '87 SJ413 Build

don't forget you're only young so you're allowed to make lots of mistakes that's how we all learn :D
by derk
Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: Suzuki
Topic: (Slow) '87 SJ413 Build
Replies: 80
Views: 3602

Re: (Slow) '87 SJ413 Build

good first project mate, you'll learn there is a whole pile of problems with trying to bolt 33" tyres onto one of those things, fowling on the body, fowling on the chassis losing steering lock, high gearing, hard work on the clutch and stress on the cv's will be the main problems to deal with, ...

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