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by Ralph in Winnipeg
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: no cold start without block heater
Replies: 9
Views: 2152

no cold start without block heater

A diesel should still start at -5C without glow plugs, not happily though :shock: . Certainly check that the glow plugs work and the battery is strong but I'd suspect the injectors are somewhat clogged. Run some injector cleaner through the system, you should notice a difference. If not, try removin...
by Ralph in Winnipeg
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: no cold start without block heater
Replies: 9
Views: 2152

no cold start without block heater

A diesel should still start at -5C without glow plugs, not happily though :shock: . Certainly check that the glow plugs work and the battery is strong but I'd suspect the injectors are somewhat clogged. Run some injector cleaner through the system, you should notice a difference. If not, try removin...
by Ralph in Winnipeg
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: L400 Technical
Topic: Drive shaft universal joints
Replies: 2
Views: 1515

Drive shaft universal joints

Try partsouq, amayama and fitinpart. Use your Vin and see if all three sites agree that's the part. You could also bring a u-joint to a decent driveline shop and they can measure it and find a part that way.

Ralph in Winnipeg
by Ralph in Winnipeg
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Member Introductions
Topic: Looking to buy 2.8 TD Space Gear from neighbor
Replies: 1
Views: 1278

Looking to buy 2.8 TD Space Gear from neighbor

Search the forum, there's tons of information.

Depending on what the out of province inspection turns up, the price is decent.

Ralph in Winnipeg
by Ralph in Winnipeg
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Member Introductions
Topic: Looking To Buy My First Delica - BC/Powell River
Replies: 2
Views: 2276

Looking To Buy My First Delica - BC/Powell River

Coombs county is a good place to start. Read, take advice, don't get emotional and wait for the right vehicle.

Ralph in Winnipeg
by Ralph in Winnipeg
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help Needed !! Mechanics in Manitoba
Replies: 4
Views: 1596

Help Needed !! Mechanics in Manitoba

Sorry for the late reply. Have you had any luck? If it's a diesel problem, I would recommend Western Turbo. They have one technician there that does all the rhd work and he knows his stuff.

Good luck,

Ralph in Winnipeg
by Ralph in Winnipeg
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help Needed !! Mechanics in Manitoba
Replies: 4
Views: 1596

Help Needed !! Mechanics in Manitoba

Sorry for the late reply. Have you had any luck? If it's a diesel problem, I would recommend Western Turbo. They have one technician there that does all the rhd work and he knows his stuff.

Good luck,

Ralph in Winnipeg
by Ralph in Winnipeg
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Member Introductions
Topic: Hopefully a Delica owner by next week
Replies: 2
Views: 1449

Hopefully a Delica owner by next week

Parts aren't hard to find IF you don't mind buying online. Sniff around on partsouq , amayama , and fitinpart (I buy oil and fuel filters there). Before I bought my Townace, I used a Townace Vin number from the Internet to check for parts availability. Another factor I would consider is how mechanic...
by Ralph in Winnipeg
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thinking of removing and cleaning injectors
Replies: 0
Views: 817

Thinking of removing and cleaning injectors

My 2000 Toyota Townace with 2.2 liter 3C diesel won't start below freezing. Truck has 90,000km, about 30,000 of those on mixed fuel. For a number of reasons, I think it is the injectors. Mostly because I run it on 50% oil in the summer and I think everything else is fine. A set of new injectors isn'...
by Ralph in Winnipeg
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What to look for - buying a 1997 L400 Space Gear?
Replies: 4
Views: 1038

What to look for - buying a 1997 L400 Space Gear?

There should be a few threads on what to look for when buying a deli, sniff around a bit. A safety only ensures that the vehicle is safe, lights, horn, brake pad thickness etc. It doesn't have to have a clutch to pass a safety so you still have to do your due diligence. The owner should be a good so...
by Ralph in Winnipeg
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: WVO and Biodiesel
Topic: Newbie veggie oil question
Replies: 3
Views: 2604

Newbie veggie oil question

The foam would for insulation. WVO doesn't flow well at lower temps. Oil that goes back to the tank will be warmer from passing through the IP and near the engine. If you're only planning on using WVO during the summer then the insulation is not important. Then again if you're only going to run WVO ...
by Ralph in Winnipeg
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Found a Great Place for Used Tires!
Replies: 3
Views: 734

Found a Great Place for Used Tires!

I've had the same experience looking for used subaru parts here in Winnipeg. One car over here, another couple over there, some parts in this shed, some in the shop.... My OCD was going nuts. Must be something in the personality that ends up owning places like that, they have the hoarder gene and no...
by Ralph in Winnipeg
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Member Introductions
Topic: New camper in Red Deer Alberta
Replies: 5
Views: 1570

New camper in Red Deer Alberta

I use the synthetic 80w90 gear oil in the driveline of all my vehicles. I use conventional 15w40 in the summer in the Strada and the Townace. The Townace gets 0w40 or 5w40 for the winter. I usually buy the Motomaster brand oils at Canadian Tire, I don't really think there is much difference between ...
by Ralph in Winnipeg
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Member Introductions
Topic: On the verge of becoming a proud new owner... HOWEVER
Replies: 3
Views: 1394

On the verge of becoming a proud new owner... HOWEVER

It's a smart buy IF you have the time, ability, desire, knowledge and tools to do the repairs. I import vehicles from Japan so I can get quality, low km vehicles in excellent shape, with features not available domestically. 200 km is an automatic deal breaker for me regardless of what work it needs....
by Ralph in Winnipeg
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Member Introductions
Topic: New camper in Red Deer Alberta
Replies: 5
Views: 1570

New camper in Red Deer Alberta

Congrats! Sounds like a neat rig. I changed the whole driveline to synthetic 80w90. It is a messy job, a suction gun is a must. I always open the top plug first, don't drain the oil out before you know you can put oil in. Japanese vehicles don't usually have a lot of rust but it is a good procedure ...

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