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by Ralph in Winnipeg
Sat May 09, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Member Introductions
Topic: Searching searching searching....
Replies: 5
Views: 774

Searching searching searching....

Yes, I've often wondered how dealers are getting these vehicles in and selling them and where the profit comes from. A few thoughts: I need a broker, a dealer may not so there is an immediate saving right there. I'm importing one vehicle - it has to be "the one" ( auction grade 4, minty, needs nothi...
by Ralph in Winnipeg
Sun May 03, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: Member Introductions
Topic: Searching searching searching....
Replies: 5
Views: 774

Searching searching searching....

I doubt you'll save money bringing a Delica in yourself. I just brought in a Nissan D21 four door pick up through Pacific Coast JDM. A rough idea of shipping costs: brokerage $1500, shipping $2000, port fees $1000. I had Fraser Valley Imports pick it up and store the truck $200, then I flew to Vanco...
by Ralph in Winnipeg
Sun May 03, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: Member Introductions
Topic: Soon to be new Delica owner
Replies: 2
Views: 609

Soon to be new Delica owner

I very much enjoyed my experience with Pacific Coast JDM. The staff are friendly, responses to emails were quick and to the point. I've imported many vehicles and this was the best experience by far.
Ralph in Winnipeg
by Ralph in Winnipeg
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: no cold start without block heater
Replies: 9
Views: 3232

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: 3232

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: 2191

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: 2
Views: 1959

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: 3281

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: 2248

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: 2248

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: 1850

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: 982

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: 1285

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: 3453

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: 934

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...

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