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by ACKO15
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Need intatke fitting gasket for L300 4D56T
Replies: 4
Views: 1387

Need intatke fitting gasket for L300 4D56T

I recently made a few exhaust and intake gaskets using Fel-Pro "Fel-Ramic" gasket material. It's held up for 12000km so far with no issues. Difficult to punch bolt holes, though, so I used a drill bit. Relatively inexpensive, metal/ fiber bonded material
by ACKO15
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Turbo Whine
Replies: 18
Views: 4034

Turbo Whine

Check the bolt tightness on your exhaust outlet... maybe even for a hole. My new exhaust loosened off, and sounded like a 747 on takeoff. No carbon trail, no ticking sound, but tons of turbo noise. My old springs were fractured all over
by ACKO15
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did you do TO your Delica today?
Replies: 855
Views: 164833

What did you do TO your Delica today?

Replaced a leaking exhaust manifold gasket and watched our boost jump from a smoky 5psi up to 10 cruising with the option of opening the relief valve when you floor it.
by ACKO15
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Sun visors
Replies: 0
Views: 866

Sun visors

Greetings folks, from lovely Nova Scotia in the summer. Just a minor post, but I've been bothered by my L300 sun visors since purchasing my van 2 years ago. Today after a short time in the scrap yard with visor in hand, I found a 20 dollar solution, with a mirror if desired. I grabbed the visors fro...
by ACKO15
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: L300 AC Condenser
Replies: 0
Views: 1110

L300 AC Condenser

Hi folks, A while back, I picked up a used front condenser (the large one forward of passenger side wheel), and replaced the old busted one. When I had the system pressure tested with nitrogen, we found a huge leak at the aft end connection. It appears that the aluminum tube nut had been damaged whe...
by ACKO15
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Phillips & Temro Circulating Coolant Heater
Replies: 5
Views: 1816

Phillips & Temro Circulating Coolant Heater

Hi folks, sorry for the late reply. I'm back at work for another month so unfortunately I don't have a chance to take any photos of my installation. That being said, the job took less than an hour, and I completed it without draining the cooling system. Also did not require any special tools. There ...
by ACKO15
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Phillips & Temro Circulating Coolant Heater
Replies: 5
Views: 1816

Phillips & Temro Circulating Coolant Heater

Cost about 140$ at NAPA. There are other models from 90-160$ available.
by ACKO15
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Phillips & Temro Circulating Coolant Heater
Replies: 5
Views: 1816

Phillips & Temro Circulating Coolant Heater

Hi folks, So, I have recently decided to help the old girl, '91 L300 4D56, with a new coolant heater. I wasn't a huge fan of the block heater install, due to the inaccessibility and potential for a hard-to-reach leak. The heater is a Phillips & Temro, Series 41 1000W circulating type tank heater, in...
by ACKO15
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Starting Issues, Super Cold Temps in Ontario
Replies: 12
Views: 3122

Starting Issues, Super Cold Temps in Ontario

Or get a Webasto like Growler suggested, and make us all drool with envy
by ACKO15
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Starting Issues, Super Cold Temps in Ontario
Replies: 12
Views: 3122

Starting Issues, Super Cold Temps in Ontario

I recently purchased one of the circulating type heaters, Philips and Temro 1000W element I believe. Cost around 140$ from NAPA. I have an L300 which has no issues starting until about-10 to -15C, at which point I avoid eye contact with bystanders as I spew smoke across the parking lot. I run 15w40 ...
by ACKO15
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Metal Fabrication / Skid plates - ***Drawings***
Replies: 59
Views: 14164

Metal Fabrication / Skid plates - ***Drawings***

I can't see DXF files on my tablet, but I fabricated mine using the PDF plans and it fit like a glove on the first attempt. Unless something is bent out of shape, the bend diagram is bang-on.
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by ACKO15
Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:27 am
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: More oily turbo mess
Replies: 7
Views: 2058

More oily turbo mess

That being said, leakage could possibly occur as a result of higher back-pressure on the oil return line (blow by or blockage), by shaft wear/damage in way of the seals, or a combination of both. Anyhow, just speculation, but a turbo is easier than a full engine overhaul :)
by ACKO15
Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: More oily turbo mess
Replies: 7
Views: 2058

More oily turbo mess

No expert on this matter by any means, and feel free to correct me, but is there any possibility that it may be leakage within the turbo? I haven't had mine apart (yet) and I don't know what kind of labyrinth seal and bearing arrangement is fitted, but I've seen a scaled-up version (V-16 diesel gene...
by ACKO15
Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Blinker issues
Replies: 7
Views: 2220

Blinker issues

Awesome. Thanks so much Growler. I'll see what I can come up with when I get home. Mine is a 1991, fortunately.
by ACKO15
Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Blinker issues
Replies: 7
Views: 2220

Blinker issues

I had to go away to work for the month, so I won't be able to look until late November. The bulbs all work fine and the frequency is correct with the 4 ways on, so I'm pretty sure it is indeed the relay gone faulty. However, it is a functioning signal light, and if it needs to wait until the new yea...

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