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by Mr Revhead
Mon Jul 20, 2015 7:01 pm
Forum: Isuzu
Topic: knackered 1992 2.8 TD
Replies: 8
Views: 733

Re: knackered 1992 2.8 TD

Did these mechanics tell you why or what exactly was going to explode and kill everything?

Leaks are common, probably the rear main. No biggie.
And yeah as above, for that kind of coin you can build a fantastic engine with $$ left over.


3.1 non turbo? Sounds bloody awful to me
by Mr Revhead
Sat May 30, 2015 9:24 am
Forum: New Members and Beginners
Topic: Insurance for 4wd ... Any suggestions??
Replies: 35
Views: 2797

Re: Insurance for 4wd ... Any suggestions??

Im with AA. Their value was a little more than I paid so went with that and added all the extras as I went along. I have an agreement also that I pay more excess for when off road :mrgreen: So just go with the basic price and then add value off all the goodies you put on, make sure they are listed ...
by Mr Revhead
Thu May 21, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: Drivetrain / Suspension
Topic: Legal limits for suspension lift
Replies: 17
Views: 3491

Re: Legal limits for suspension lift

Yes but you will note neither of those are the actual VIRM or the LVVTA threshold check sheet. Which is where 99% of inspectors and people look.
So the law is nothing over 50mm, and body lift always needs certs.
But the common resources used to check those rules are currently missing those notes.
by Mr Revhead
Thu May 21, 2015 10:47 am
Forum: Drivetrain / Suspension
Topic: Legal limits for suspension lift
Replies: 17
Views: 3491

Re: Legal limits for suspension lift

You can also lower the front diff if you want a bigger job. Re the 50mm limit. How do I put this... It's not in the current online version of the regs. Yet. So currently you can go more than a 2" lift if you don't have to mod any mounts etc. Also can you find anything about body lifts in the cu...
by Mr Revhead
Tue May 12, 2015 9:43 am
Forum: Videos - Non 4wd Related
Topic: Bit of BDA goodness for the old timers....
Replies: 34
Views: 3812

Re: Bit of BDA goodness for the old timers....

Yeah absolutely brilliant driving. Sure pretty much all the NZRC top runners were out or hit problems but Hayden was still in a class of his own. Years ago Pasi Hagstrom and Juha Kankunnen posted a few top 10 stage times in BDA's on the same rally. On a more somber note, the guy driving the Escort i...
by Mr Revhead
Fri Apr 17, 2015 8:40 am
Forum: Drivetrain / Suspension
Topic: Towing & Auto Gearboxes
Replies: 12
Views: 1083

Re: Towing & Auto Gearboxes

00falcon wrote:When towing, should I just leave it in overdrive, and let the gearbox decide what to do, and lock-up at cursing speed.


Is cursing speed when you find out your tow vehicle hasn't got the grunt to get up that hill? :twisted:
by Mr Revhead
Tue Feb 17, 2015 1:00 pm
Forum: Land Access / DOC legislation / Regulations
Topic: Auckland Region tracks of Andy Cockroft's book
Replies: 23
Views: 3347

Re: Auckland Region tracks of Andy Cockroft's book

It's not completely correct. A farmer is allowed to use a paper road for grazing etc so therefore a temporary electric fence or something can be erected but permanent blocking? Nope. Only people that can do that legally are councils and / or doc if on that land. Ok so would be allowed to pass throu...
by Mr Revhead
Tue Feb 17, 2015 12:30 pm
Forum: Land Access / DOC legislation / Regulations
Topic: Auckland Region tracks of Andy Cockroft's book
Replies: 23
Views: 3347

Re: Auckland Region tracks of Andy Cockroft's book

I thought it was illegal for a farmer to close off a paper road?
Is that not correct?
by Mr Revhead
Wed Jan 28, 2015 3:38 pm
Forum: Land Access / DOC legislation / Regulations
Topic: Molesworth Road Closure
Replies: 2
Views: 498

Re: Molesworth Road Closure

Surprised it's still open given how dry every thing is!
by Mr Revhead
Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:50 am
Forum: Tool Shed
Topic: Does a gearbox crossmember need a cert?
Replies: 13
Views: 1000

Re: Does a gearbox crossmember need a cert?

Any reason you can't make a skid plate to protect the stock one?
by Mr Revhead
Wed Jan 21, 2015 6:57 am
Forum: Tool Shed
Topic: Does a gearbox crossmember need a cert?
Replies: 13
Views: 1000

Re: Does a gearbox crossmember need a cert?

Gearbox cross member is a tricky one. Reading through the thresholds on the LVVTA site everything seems to suggest that if you are not altering the crash structure (frontal protection laws) you are all good. until you get to the bit about gearbox substitution. Which says :  The OE gearbox cross-mem...
by Mr Revhead
Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:37 am
Forum: Tool Shed
Topic: Power steering boxes
Replies: 12
Views: 812

Re: Power steering boxes

I reckon a trip to your friendly local wrecker or pick a part is what you need, spend some time on your knees having a look
by Mr Revhead
Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:33 am
Forum: Diesel Engines and Modifications
Topic: Isuzu 4jb1-t repower
Replies: 5
Views: 838

Re: Isuzu 4jb1-t repower

Sell it and buy something else. That's straight forward! :P Putting different motors in things is never straight forward. But it also depends on your ability and definition of straight forward.... Or, manual conversion and do the suggested mods to the 2.8. I'm sure there will be someone nearby who's...
by Mr Revhead
Mon Jan 19, 2015 7:53 am
Forum: New Members and Beginners
Topic: Hi - Lifted Impreza
Replies: 24
Views: 2728

Re: Hi - Lifted Impreza

Ah yes. That would do it.
by Mr Revhead
Mon Jan 19, 2015 7:19 am
Forum: New Members and Beginners
Topic: Hi - Lifted Impreza
Replies: 24
Views: 2728

Re: Hi - Lifted Impreza

How did you do a body lift? It's a monocoque!
by Mr Revhead
Thu Jan 15, 2015 9:27 am
Forum: Tool Shed
Topic: A frame design
Replies: 46
Views: 2753

Re: A frame design

No way in hell that caravan (that's what it is now) is legal.
by Mr Revhead
Fri Jan 09, 2015 8:10 am
Forum: Diesel Engines and Modifications
Topic: Pre-turbo EGT's.
Replies: 12
Views: 1205

Re: Pre-turbo EGT's.

From my looking around the EGTs seem to be very engine dependant. I put a gauge in my MU and looked for info about what it should be. Scared myself silly reading numbers from 1kz owners as I blow those numbers out of the water, I can almost hit 900 on a long hard hill climb, although usually 850ish ...
by Mr Revhead
Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: Tool Shed
Topic: EXHAUST PIPE !
Replies: 3
Views: 474

Re: EXHAUST PIPE !

The flexi doesn't last anywhere near as long as pipe does. Also it can't do tight radius bends. It might do the job, but for how long?
Try any exhaust shop, or truck parts supplier.
3" is on the small side so you may have to wait for them to get some in.
by Mr Revhead
Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:04 am
Forum: New Members and Beginners
Topic: First Car
Replies: 20
Views: 1217

Re: First Car

I'm going to throw MU into the mix. With that budget you can find a good one and have coin left over for mods and improvements.
by Mr Revhead
Tue Dec 23, 2014 8:15 am
Forum: Drivetrain / Suspension
Topic: Spring over axle in rear of Isuzu - Legalities?
Replies: 3
Views: 545

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

Go and talk to the guy doing the cert. He is the one you need to make happy.

TFS Rodeo and Bighorn springs also fit. You could see about a set of LWB Bighorn springs from a wrecker as replacements. Could be a cheap way to gain a few inches.
by Mr Revhead
Wed Dec 17, 2014 8:52 am
Forum: 4WD Parts
Topic: Trademe auctions (interesting TM auctions)
Replies: 1523
Views: 154906

Re: Trademe auctions (interesting TM auctions)

I've seen it on several forums and all over facebook!
I requested a relist, but get an error page as it's been withdrawn
by Mr Revhead
Tue Nov 25, 2014 12:51 pm
Forum: Land Access / DOC legislation / Regulations
Topic: Roof mounted lights - legal example
Replies: 5
Views: 830

Re: Roof mounted lights - legal example

http://vehicleinspection.nzta.govt.nz/virms/in-service-wof-and-cof/general/lighting/headlamps Pay attention to: Note 6 A vehicle originally manufactured with a headlamp arrangement that differs from what is required or permitted in this section may retain the original headlamps provided they remain ...
by Mr Revhead
Thu Nov 13, 2014 1:31 pm
Forum: Lada
Topic: Low-ratio & LSD - wanna play?
Replies: 4
Views: 948

Re: Low-ratio & LSD - wanna play?

Work permitting I'm keen for anything this way (Nelson)
Sounds like your wagon is a bit more serious than my MU though!
by Mr Revhead
Thu Nov 13, 2014 7:02 am
Forum: Isuzu
Topic: reviving the bighorn
Replies: 15
Views: 1391

Re: reviving the bighorn

Definitely do EGT and full exhaust from turbo back before turning up the wick. The stock exhaust with the cold weather heater valve in it is very restrictive. You will probably find you will be able to bust 800c in long hill climbs with the exhaust as stock so more fuel would not be high on my list!
by Mr Revhead
Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:21 am
Forum: Isuzu
Topic: 4jb1-t oil leaks
Replies: 13
Views: 1696

Re: 4jb1-t oil leaks

every seal in the engine :lol:
by Mr Revhead
Mon Nov 10, 2014 7:31 am
Forum: Isuzu
Topic: 4jb1-t oil leaks
Replies: 13
Views: 1696

Re: 4jb1-t oil leaks

Mine did a good impression of a sieve when I got it. 2 litres of oil per 100km :shock: If there's any front seals leaking you will see it dripping off the bottom of the cam cover. If it's leaking there you will need to replace the cam belt as they don't like soaking in oil. Oil around the turbo, may...
by Mr Revhead
Thu Nov 06, 2014 7:36 am
Forum: Diesel Engines and Modifications
Topic: Auberins gauge install 1kzte (water temp and EGT)
Replies: 17
Views: 2370

Re: Auberins gauge install 1kzte (water temp and EGT)

kbushnz wrote:Dont forget they arrive from the states in F and need setting to C...


yeah that caused me a moments concern when I fired mine up for the first time!

I've been impressed with the one I have, I'll be fitting more
by Mr Revhead
Thu Nov 06, 2014 7:29 am
Forum: Lada
Topic: Anyone interested in buying my Taiga?
Replies: 5
Views: 1339

Re: Anyone interested in buying my Taiga?

What kind of $?
by Mr Revhead
Tue Nov 04, 2014 6:59 am
Forum: Isuzu
Topic: tell me about the last of the 1st gen bighorn
Replies: 13
Views: 1310

Re: tell me about the last of the 1st gen bighorn

I have a 2.8 MU, so might be a little lighter than a Bighorn, and I have no issues motoring along. The only time I wish I had more power is when passing a B train that's doing 90. I do have an intercooler (easy to retrofit) and a 2.5" downpipe (rest of the exhaust to come) I'd call a 2.4 Surf g...

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