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by Tojo
Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: L400 Technical
Topic: rookie question, will my l300 rims fit my l400
Replies: 2
Views: 950

Re: rookie question, will my l300 rims fit my l400

Yes, but the centre bore for the L400 is slightly bigger, so they will be tight but still doable. I took a 4" hole saw and stuck emery paper to the outside surface and sanded the centre bore so it doesn't stick as badly. This is a hack though, best is to have the hole machined.
by Tojo
Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Dealer Feedback, Beefs, and Bouquets
Topic: Rocky Mountain Imports
Replies: 2
Views: 2640

Re: Rocky Mountain Imports

Agreed, RMI runs a good business. Just picked up some Japanese made tie rod ends for the L400 from RMI that are much beefier than the regular ones. If you do any off-roading then you know all about busting the weaker tie rod ends.
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by Tojo
Fri May 27, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: EGR blanking plates - DRAWINGS
Replies: 5
Views: 2266

Re: EGR blanking plates - DRAWINGS

Many folks have reported that the high-heat silicone eventually fails. I used OE mitsubishi gaskets which are not cheap. Other alternative is to make your own gaskets by cutting up a piece of generic gasket sheet material, like the ones included in this kit: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/EGR-BLANKING-PLATE...
by Tojo
Fri May 27, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Torsion bar reindex DIY?
Replies: 1
Views: 818

Re: Torsion bar reindex DIY?

I realize that you have an L300, but the L400 is similar. Here's a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSjDIDCQvPA
Mystery Machine on the UK site also does awesome posts: http://www.mdocuk.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?t=32173
by Tojo
Tue May 24, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: EGR blanking plates - DRAWINGS
Replies: 5
Views: 2266

Re: EGR blanking plates - DRAWINGS

Your welcome! Glad they were helpful.
by Tojo
Tue Dec 15, 2015 5:17 pm
Forum: Member Trips
Topic: Winter Drive Through the Rockies! Recommendations Please!
Replies: 3
Views: 2474

Re: Winter Drive Through the Rockies! Recommendations Please!

Done the drive from Calgary to Vancouver many times in winter. Most sketchy section is the just past the old tolls on the Coquihalla heading downhill. I prefer the low road along Hwy 3, slower and longer distance but safer IMO, lots to see and do. Take a dip at Radium Hotsprings, down through Inveme...
by Tojo
Wed Oct 07, 2015 10:16 am
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: L300 diesel exhaust ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1936

Re: L300 diesel exhaust ?

http://www.delica.ca/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=12245&hilit=l300+stainless+mandrel 2.5" is an ideal diameter. Side shooting or out the back it up to you depending on the amount of noise you want. Side shooting reduces cost as well. Stainless is optional, mandrel bent is optional. K&N makes a differen...
by Tojo
Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:51 pm
Forum: Delica Modifications
Topic: L400 Skid Plate Mounted
Replies: 14
Views: 5832

Re: L400 Skid Plate Mounted

Thank you kindly Islander. It looks great!
by Tojo
Mon Aug 10, 2015 2:17 pm
Forum: Delica Modifications
Topic: L400 Skid Plate Mounted
Replies: 14
Views: 5832

Re: L400 Skid Plate Mounted

Some more pics and measurements would be really appreciated!
by Tojo
Wed Jul 22, 2015 5:19 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: L300 Head replacement and timing belt DIY, step by step
Replies: 53
Views: 27149

Re: L300 Head replacement and timing belt DIY, step by step

Timing belt time! On goes the new tensioner. IMG_20150722_094327.jpg Tricky to get the tensioner and spring into place. Probably a few ways to do this, and this is what I did. Place a small lever bar and push against the spring (towards the drivers side). Pop the spring over the bent metal hook on t...
by Tojo
Tue Jul 21, 2015 4:39 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: L300 Head replacement and timing belt DIY, step by step
Replies: 53
Views: 27149

Re: L300 Head replacement and timing belt DIY, step by step

Fresh dowels on the block. IMG_20150721_132448.jpg Clean the mating surfaces with brake cleaner because it evaporates and leaves no residue. Then place the head gasket. Used compressed air to blow out the head bolt holes and clean off the threads in the block. IMG_20150721_133309.jpg On goes the hea...
by Tojo
Tue Jul 21, 2015 4:32 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: L300 Head replacement and timing belt DIY, step by step
Replies: 53
Views: 27149

Re: L300 Head replacement and timing belt DIY, step by step

On goes the water pump. Straightforward, but watch that you get the correct bolts of the correct grade stamped on the head into the correct hole! See the attached diagram. I used some Permatex RTV gasket maker to stick it all together. IMG_20150717_155953.jpg IMG_20150717_161405.jpg water pump_sm.jpg
by Tojo
Tue Jul 21, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: L300 Head replacement and timing belt DIY, step by step
Replies: 53
Views: 27149

Re: L300 Head replacement and timing belt DIY, step by step

Just to backtrack and highlight a few details. On the upper balance shaft bushing the chamfered edge faces inwards. IMG_20150717_145025.jpg Knock out the woodruff key with a flathead screwdriver bit and place in a new one. Makes for a nice snug fit with the crank sprockets. IMG_20150717_145931.jpg I...
by Tojo
Fri Jul 17, 2015 1:46 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Balance shaft.
Replies: 3
Views: 986

Re: Balance shaft.

Upper balance shaft bushing also can't be reversed in order to reuse it. Chamfered edge must face inwards to allow the oil to circulate.

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