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by tweake
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: 4WD Parts
Topic: New exhaust 90 series Prado
Replies: 2
Views: 1080

Re: New exhaust 90 series Prado

Bit late with reply sorry. Autobend do a Rage exhaust option. i've had trouble with them before. they don't always make what they advertise. better off getting it custom built or even imported. sadly i've run into cases where guys here in nz have tried to buy exhausts from AU only to be told they a...
by tweake
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Nissan
Topic: 99 Nissan Pathfinder ZD30
Replies: 3
Views: 990

Re: 99 Nissan Pathfinder ZD30

check the intercooler, quite common to get cracks and they can whistle at high boost. the other can be inlet restriction like blocked air filter. check the boost is not going to high. depending the type of noise, could also be turbo bearings. check the impellers for play. the patrol is pretty much t...
by tweake
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Product Reviews / 4wd Service
Topic: Modified 4WD Insurance 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 3668

Re: Modified 4WD Insurance 2019

I use https://www.rothbury.co.nz/ They took over from Barley Ins... Haven't compared costs..Never had to claim on vehicle yet....other than windscreen..... No issues... Mines heavily modified and certified.. Calvin i went away from them. they never covered windscreens. they quietly dropped competit...
by tweake
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Tool Shed
Topic: how do people turn off and on a digital speedo
Replies: 19
Views: 8607

Re: how do people turn off and on a digital speedo

why not depends on where the off on swich is placed///////// or am I wrong/// if you turn off the speed sensors the ecu won't let the engine run. if you turn off the speedo itself the ecu still records the milage. with some vehicles if the brake lights are not working you can't start the engine as ...
by tweake
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Tool Shed
Topic: how do people turn off and on a digital speedo
Replies: 19
Views: 8607

Re: how do people turn off and on a digital speedo

on/off switch won't work for modern vehicles.
by tweake
Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Tool Shed
Topic: how do people turn off and on a digital speedo
Replies: 19
Views: 8607

Re: how do people turn off and on a digital speedo

most have speed as an input into ecu for a few different functions. hence if its doesn't get an input it can go into limp mode. auto gearbox needs speed input especially for the lock up clutch. newer ones need it for the airbags and traction control etc. also many vehicles now do not have a gearbox ...
by tweake
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Toyota
Topic: Hilux surf (vzn130) proportioning valve question
Replies: 2
Views: 995

Re: Hilux surf (vzn130) proportioning valve question

the rod looks about right. they are meant to be curved.
btw your surf looks like its lifted but no packer on the bracket. typically if you do a 2" lift, raise the mount the arm is on by 2". so it keeps the valve in the stock position.
by tweake
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Nissan
Topic: TD42 boost settings
Replies: 9
Views: 2176

Re: TD42 boost settings

hang on... how can a black top be weaker.. its a factory turbo engine, ie... lower compresion, stronger rods etc... ya got me there??? re pump... its a reconed TD27T pump with 1/4 turn richer... 50psi... surley that blow the head clean off? black top is the later atmo td42 before the turbo version ...
by tweake
Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Nissan
Topic: TD42 boost settings
Replies: 9
Views: 2176

Re: TD42 boost settings

ok... here we have a silver top non turb TD42 with a Garret fitted up thanks to AXT... just wired up a boost gauge and its pushing bout 8psi, it runs well but was expecting 12ish... whats a safe recommendation people... what do others run their PSI boost at? the engine will handle +50psi if you wan...
by tweake
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Tool Shed
Topic: fitting up boost/pyro gauge
Replies: 4
Views: 1387

Re: fitting up boost/pyro gauge

as above. pre turbo is best otherwise your guessing at the temp drop caused by the turbo. make sure the probe tip is in the center of the actual flow, especially if using an egr port. i had 100c difference with a longer tip sensor that got into the flow. max temps depends a bit on engine. most facto...
by tweake
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Toyota
Topic: 3L throttle stuck open?
Replies: 2
Views: 1016

Re: 3L throttle stuck open?

Hi all, Bit of a curly one. Fired up my LN106 with 3L for the first time in 5 years and its running like the throttle is stuck open. Fresh diesel and diesel filter, correct amount of oil. Air filter attached. You can manipulate the throttle arm on the injector pump and it does nothing, just revvs s...
by tweake
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Having problems?
Topic: !997 Prado 1KZ-TE Starting Issues
Replies: 21
Views: 13341

Re: !997 Prado 1KZ-TE Starting Issues

i have no idea on the differences between them.
by tweake
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Having problems?
Topic: !997 Prado 1KZ-TE Starting Issues
Replies: 21
Views: 13341

Re: !997 Prado 1KZ-TE Starting Issues

i would check ecu. really common to get capacitor failures on those old vehicles. that tends to cause a few weird problems. i suspect it screws with the voltage required for the sensors. you should not get low voltage cutout at 12v. typically i think its around 10 or 11v. however worth checking to s...
by tweake
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Tool Shed
Topic: Welded on towbar?
Replies: 4
Views: 1171

Re: Welded on towbar?

i had a van many many years ago with a welded on towbar. failed wof. "wheres the cert?".
i never used it so i cut it off.
unless you have the paper work to go with it, your towbar, at least should be, a wof fail.
hence why everything is bolted on theses days.
by tweake
Thu May 31, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Nissan
Topic: digital gremlins
Replies: 2
Views: 929

Re: digital gremlins

if it goes into 4x4 ok even tho you can't see the symbol on the screen, then it will be a display problem. possible just an issue with the screen itself.

either get another combo meter unit or take it to one of the instrument repair crowds.
by tweake
Sat May 19, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Isuzu
Topic: Egr on post 95 efi 3.1td
Replies: 2
Views: 1616

Re: Egr on post 95 efi 3.1td

if you plug the hoses on the actuator side of the solenoid then no other system will be effected regardless of vehicle.
the only trap with 90's egr system is if they run an intake butterfly that restricts air flow as part of the egr system. you need to disable that if you have it.
by tweake
Thu May 10, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Tool Shed
Topic: Oil catch can question
Replies: 13
Views: 1802

Re: Oil catch can question

if the filter gets clogged up up it will increase sump pressure and cause oil leaks. i had water in the catch can which gelled the oil, blocked the filter up and the turbo would leak oil out the exhaust. make sure you don't use a small hose and the catch can fittings are big enough. a lot of them co...
by tweake
Wed May 09, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Tool Shed
Topic: Oil catch can question
Replies: 13
Views: 1802

Re: Oil catch can question

Thanks tweake. Can't say I thought of the one way valve but I'm not sure it's entirely a must??? What are your reasons for that. depends on filter arrangement, it can blow back up the drain and straight out into the intake (or open air). the reverse flow can also screw up how the filter works and o...
by tweake
Wed May 09, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Tool Shed
Topic: Oil catch can question
Replies: 13
Views: 1802

Re: Oil catch can question

feed back to intake is for emissions. Aussies can get done for disabling emissions and that includes the breather. keep in mind its not air going to the intake but exhaust gas ie egr. thats one thing that screws with emissions systems, you end up with excessive egr going in due to large amounts of b...
by tweake
Thu May 03, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Drivetrain / Suspension
Topic: Off road trailer build with patrol wheels...stub axles??
Replies: 7
Views: 2408

Re: Off road trailer build with patrol wheels...stub axles??

tandam or single axle? single axle. tandems simply do not have enough articulation to work properly in decent 4wd. also shock absorbers do not work well on tandems. you will need shocks absorbers on an offroad trailer. with hitches, i'm not sure. that will depend a fair bit on length between toll b...
by tweake
Wed May 02, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Drivetrain / Suspension
Topic: Off road trailer build with patrol wheels...stub axles??
Replies: 7
Views: 2408

Re: Off road trailer build with patrol wheels...stub axles??

don't bother trying to use a factory axle.
you can buy the hub, stub axle etc off the shelf. i think its 6x 5.5" pattern.
then you use standard trailer braking etc.
by tweake
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Toyota
Topic: 3rd Gen Surf (KZN185) doing multiple front wheel bearings
Replies: 3
Views: 1232

Re: 3rd Gen Surf (KZN185) doing multiple front wheel bearings

find what bearings they are. there is range of seals used in bearings (double seal etc). might be able to find something with better seals.
by tweake
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Toyota
Topic: Auto trans oil temp
Replies: 6
Views: 1388

Re: Auto trans oil temp

probably more likely its a crap cooler or poorly installed.
i'm used to the aussie guys with overheating surfs and they don't have to much problem even in their 40+ heat.
a few guys on here have had issues and its been the coolers.

post up some pics of it.
by tweake
Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Diesel Engines and Modifications
Topic: mistral TD27 oil coller mod?
Replies: 9
Views: 2369

Re: mistral TD27 oil coller mod?

an engine oil cooler will increase the engines cooling ability. the trouble with most stock oil coolers is they add heat back into the water your trying to cool with. the downside of external oil cooler is they can break. not advisable to skimp on quality. with auto's same issue with trans cooler. e...
by tweake
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Tool Shed
Topic: Water to Air Intercoolers - Pro's/Cons
Replies: 12
Views: 2429

Re: Water to Air Intercoolers - Pro's/Cons

Thanks for the reply Tweake. I'm aware of the potential for core leaks. I can live with inspecting it more often for signs of water in the intake before it has the chance to become a major issue. Could even get serious and make a water trap with float switch to alert when total failure has occured ...
by tweake
Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Tool Shed
Topic: Water to Air Intercoolers - Pro's/Cons
Replies: 12
Views: 2429

Re: Water to Air Intercoolers - Pro's/Cons

had a look at it years ago and spoke to a number who had them. performance wise (with a good one) they are slightly worse than a front mount air-air for on road use. tho better with slow speed 4wd use. with a diesel you still need a big radiator so you still have half your radiator blocked. small ra...
by tweake
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Safari GVM
Replies: 17
Views: 1859

Re: Safari GVM

its light trailers. not sure on exact wording but afaik they ditched all requirements for light trailers to have RUC. which is good as no one ever bothered. don't forget petrol vehicles where meant to get RUC for the trailer. like that would ever happen. only trailers that need RUC now is heavy trai...
by tweake
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Safari GVM
Replies: 17
Views: 1859

Re: Safari GVM

mudsurfv6 wrote:also legally, with a diesel the RUC weight should include trailer weight,
.

not with light trailers. they changed it a few years back.
by tweake
Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Having problems?
Topic: !997 Prado 1KZ-TE Starting Issues
Replies: 21
Views: 13341

Re: !997 Prado 1KZ-TE Starting Issues

connector top center is rpm sensor. you will only get pulse readings from that. if that fails ecu should flag an error code. spill valve won't get voltage all the time, only a pulse when it fires an injector. to rule out immobilizer i would check voltage going to ecu. that the most likely one they w...
by tweake
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Having problems?
Topic: !997 Prado 1KZ-TE Starting Issues
Replies: 21
Views: 13341

Re: !997 Prado 1KZ-TE Starting Issues

easy enough to check.
see if there is signal at the pump on start up. if none see if ecu is getting power. most immobiliser's simply cut the power to the ecu.

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