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by BlakeNZ
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Diesel Engines and Modifications
Topic: Best ways to lower egt
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Re: Best ways to lower egt

can you describe exactly where the EGT probe is located?
ie if it is in the collection point of the exhaust manifold (as opposed to the exhaust down pipe ) then 600 is not that high. In my opinion.
by BlakeNZ
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Nissan
Topic: QD32eti injector pump seal kit.
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Re: QD32eti injector pump seal kit.

Yes it very common. Mine started leaking at 190,000km, immediately AFTER i bought it, before I even took delivery of it, in my mate's driveway. He even inspected the sellers driveway, and there was no stains there at all, just complete bad luck for me . I was pretty disappointed, and was stubborn an...
by BlakeNZ
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: 4WD Parts
Topic: WTD: 3" Exhaust for kzn185. where to buy?
Replies: 31
Views: 3518

Re: WTD: 3" Exhaust for kzn185. where to buy?

yes, he can knock one up for you on his jig, I'm sure. He has relocated to Rotorua, so not far from you, I'm sure you can work something out. i'll send you his number.
by BlakeNZ
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: The "Going to buy some 4x4s" Project
Replies: 3
Views: 746

Re: The "Going to buy some 4x4s" Project

very rare to see a blue one for sale from what I've seen. And people still want 30-35K for them too.
Alternatives are, a 2003 Surf diesel for $21K on trademe currently, or you can buy a real nice prado for $25K. But not in the Blue colour you like!
by BlakeNZ
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Toyota
Topic: Hilux disk brake upgrade - help needed
Replies: 17
Views: 4268

Re: Hilux disk brake upgrade - help needed

Has anyone here upgraded their LN65 rotors (non vented) and calipers to the vented LN106 rotors and calipers? I'm told it only requires minor massaging to make fit. Is there a noticeable improvement in braking? And is it mandatory to also install the LN106 brake master cylinder at the same time , to...
by BlakeNZ
Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Toyota
Topic: kzn130 trans flush
Replies: 1
Views: 536

Re: kzn130 trans flush

You need to identify the return line from the trans cooler back to the trans, then detach it, hook a longer hose to it that allows you to bring it out from under the car, and up higher then the trans. Then push a funnel into the hose, and fill away. Not a fast job, but WAY better than trying to fill...
by BlakeNZ
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: shaving a rear GQ nissan diff
Replies: 16
Views: 3242

Re: shaving a rear GQ nissan diff

did you measure how many mm you shaved off- final result?
Is that a H233B ?
by BlakeNZ
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: 4WD Parts
Topic: LN65 / YN65 Hilux factory rims wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 971

Re: LN65 / YN65 Hilux factory rims wanted

ok, it looks like I have found two rims, though am yet to inspect and pick up. Has anyone else got something tucked away? I can provide alternative rims if you need.
by BlakeNZ
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Trail Reviews, Reports and Information
Topic: North Range Road
Replies: 15
Views: 5683

Re: North Range Road

Some mates went through North Range Road on the weekend. It is usually ok for shiny trips, but had heard it had cut up somewhat over winter, and this has proved correct. A couple of holes had become a bit gnarly, a pajero with stock tyre size got bellied in the ruts. I would advise not going in alon...
by BlakeNZ
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: 4WD Parts
Topic: LN65 / YN65 Hilux factory rims wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 971

Re: LN65 / YN65 Hilux factory rims wanted

Didn't receive the message :(
will Private message you, see if it come through.
by BlakeNZ
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: 4WD Parts
Topic: LN65 / YN65 Hilux factory rims wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 971

LN65 / YN65 Hilux factory rims wanted

Hi, has anyone got a set of (1984-1987) Hilux factory rims they would be willing to part with, I'm looking to restore a LN65 to original wheels. I believe they might be split rims. I also believe they are a 16x6" , six stud, with a plus 35mm offset. Any help appreciated, and if you know lots ab...
by BlakeNZ
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Having problems?
Topic: Nissan Terrano R50 TD27 Smoking
Replies: 3
Views: 1574

Re: Nissan Terrano R50 TD27 Smoking

I've heard about it, but i think it is possibly only a factor on the NON ETi models of TD27s.
my fuel pump went at 190k km.
BTW At 250k km your injectors are due a re condition. Not overly expensive.
by BlakeNZ
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Having problems?
Topic: Nissan Terrano R50 TD27 Smoking
Replies: 3
Views: 1574

Re: Nissan Terrano R50 TD27 Smoking

How many KM has the motor done? is it using any coolant? (probably not, but i have to ask) If not, the white smoke usually means excess fuel. I have seen white/gray smoke on a TD27 that had a blocked air intake tract, it was being starved of air, so hence mixtures were real rich. However, given that...
by BlakeNZ
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Isuzu
Topic: ISUZU NPR TRUCK PROBLEM
Replies: 2
Views: 1816

Re: ISUZU NPR TRUCK PROBLEM

diagnostic analysis will narrow it down. How far are you from the dealer? sometimes(not always) the exhaust brake warning thing can be a red herring. For instance, when my giga 400 was suffering a faulty speed sensor(located on the top of the trans) the exhaust brake warning light was on, or somethi...
by BlakeNZ
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: l300 4wd gearbox
Replies: 2
Views: 711

Re: l300 4wd gearbox

i think page 10 on this PDF... http://www.lilevo.com/mirage/Manuals/RWD%20Manual%20Transmission%20R4M21-R5M21-V5M21%20PWEE8914-ABCDEFGHI%2022A.pdf will give you the info you need. looks like you have two options to choose from. 1st and 2nd gears are the most different between the two. Do you know wh...
by BlakeNZ
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Buying advise 97 Terrano Manual
Replies: 3
Views: 1140

Re: Buying advise 97 Terrano Manual

two issues too discuss. Firstly , what is the manual trans variant(ie is it the "big' box or the smaller / weaker one? I'm pretty sure that model terrano (R50?)has the bigger box, so that is good for you if towing. The Injector pump is about due to play up, but it is a lottery. Mine started dri...
by BlakeNZ
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Ln106 build
Replies: 7
Views: 1062

Re: Ln106 build

thanks Reece, good info. I was being lazy/sloppy when I typed that last line, and wrote LSD instead of diff. My local diff shop (Geartech in Palmy nth) have always suggested the solid pinion spacer when I've had work done on hilux diffs (one shimmed tight for a drag car, two Eaton tru trac centres i...
by BlakeNZ
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Ln106 build
Replies: 7
Views: 1062

Re: Ln106 build

sounds like it's going to be very capable. Can't help you with the extractors, but they are an appealing item on the 2L motor (2.4 litre Diesel) so I assume they will help on the 2.8 motor too. They don't have much grunt, so any gain is noticeable . With regards to the LSD, it is common for them to ...
by BlakeNZ
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Suzuki
Topic: Secured a X90
Replies: 4
Views: 914

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: 914

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: 1528

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: 1385

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: 43
Views: 7595

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: 1185

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: 43
Views: 7595

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: 4953

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: 1093

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: 43
Views: 7595

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: 927

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: 1027

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...

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