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by Growlerbearnz
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: L300 Head replacement and timing belt DIY, step by step
Replies: 55
Views: 33071

L300 Head replacement and timing belt DIY, step by step

...it just takes a year and a half? ;-)
by Growlerbearnz
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: L400 Technical
Topic: ATF Levels Not the usual problem
Replies: 1
Views: 550

ATF Levels Not the usual problem

You can absolutely damage the transmission with too much or too little fluid. If fluid level goes above the top "hot" mark it will foam up inside the transmission, and foam doesn't lubricate. I would drain the fluid until it's at the correct level, and try again. (You're checking the fluid level wit...
by Growlerbearnz
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: dash Temp gauge not functioning
Replies: 7
Views: 2437

dash Temp gauge not functioning

Probably not. If it goes past H and hits its travel and then stays there for a minute there's a chance the little coil could burn out, but just for a second? shouldn't be a problem.
by Growlerbearnz
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Hyundai D4BF engine install
Replies: 33
Views: 9862

Hyundai D4BF engine install

I haven't had to replace any of that stuff yet, but in theory it's mostly the same as a 4D56. The parts catalog is this one: https://hyundai.epc-data.com/h100/27999/engine/ I would take the Hyundai part number, throw it into Google, and see if it cross-references with the equivalent Mitsubishi part.
by Growlerbearnz
Sat Dec 21, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Delica Modifications
Topic: On board compressor for air shocks.
Replies: 5
Views: 3396

On board compressor for air shocks.

Whoops! They're 7/16" diameter, 20 Threads Per Inch (tpi). (Not 7/8" diameter, which would be huge! Editing the post now...) A 7/16-20 tap is easy to find, it's a pretty standard imperial size for bolts and nuts, it's just an unusual thread size for air lines. It looks like you can just buy adapters...
by Growlerbearnz
Sat Dec 21, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Lower ball joint removal tool
Replies: 2
Views: 626

Lower ball joint removal tool

I have a clamp style separator which works well. Put it in place, wind the bolt, and the tapers pop out with very little effort. Something like this one:

https://www.amazon.com/GEARWRENCH-3916D ... 003YVWHOE/
by Growlerbearnz
Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Member Introductions
Topic: New owner - what to do first?
Replies: 3
Views: 1259

New owner - what to do first?

I'm not sure how much it should cost, but it's the same V6 fitted to a bunch of Mitsubishis and Chryslers, so mechanics should be familiar with it. You might have to do some fast talking to get them to look past the wacky JDM body. The 4M40 diesel has a timing chain which doesn't require replacement...
by Growlerbearnz
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Member Introductions
Topic: New owner - what to do first?
Replies: 3
Views: 1259

New owner - what to do first?

I'd closely inspect all rubber parts, especially the timing belt and coolant hoses, looking for hardness and cracking. Once the van's being driven regularly, I'd keep inspecting the hoses, watching for swelling or leaks. I'd replace the timing belt. Rubber hardens as it ages, and at 20 years old the...
by Growlerbearnz
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Hand throttle - open or closed when off
Replies: 1
Views: 638

Hand throttle - open or closed when off

On a diesel? The idle speed knob to the left of the steering column? It makes no difference. All it does is hold the accelerator pedal down a little. Generally you're only supposed to use it when the engine's cold, to increase the idle speed. Once the engine's warm it should idle at 750rpm without u...
by Growlerbearnz
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1993 L300 Pre-Purchase Inspection HELP
Replies: 3
Views: 1104

1993 L300 Pre-Purchase Inspection HELP

A 4D56 should idle at 750rpm. There's an idle increase knob beside the steering column- twist it to unlock, to make sure it's not just stuck on. The main thing to look out for is rust in the A-pillar, windscreen surround, and roof- especially around a sunroof/crystal lite glass. If there's rust in t...
by Growlerbearnz
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need help referencing and locating parts
Replies: 6
Views: 1234

Need help referencing and locating parts

Check out the FAQ, lots of resources in there http://www.delica.ca/forum/viewforum.php?f=16

There's an excellent post on finding part numbers: http://www.delica.ca/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=17210.
by Growlerbearnz
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ReCasting Bushings with Polyurethane
Replies: 9
Views: 2543

ReCasting Bushings with Polyurethane

Go for it! I'd use plastic instead of cardboard, or wax/grease the cardboard so it releases cleanly. Did you notice how he very carefully never showed the back side of any of the bushes? I bet they're a mess of ugly stuck-on cardboard. :-) My only concern would be that they might end up transmitting...
by Growlerbearnz
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Coolant dripping near oil filter
Replies: 2
Views: 518

Coolant dripping near oil filter

Assuming you've ruled out the obvious sources (tired radiator hoses, head gasket leak, thermostat housing) the usual suspect is the heater pipe-to-water pump O-ring. Between the exhaust manifold and the block you'll find a steel pipe which runs around the back of the block to the heater hoses. That ...
by Growlerbearnz
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: How to dismantle sliding windows?
Replies: 3
Views: 795

How to dismantle sliding windows?

I posted about this over on DelicaForum just the other day! http://delicaforum.com/index.php?thread ... ment.1478/
by Growlerbearnz
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Member Introductions
Topic: Hopefully a Delica owner by next week
Replies: 2
Views: 1457

Hopefully a Delica owner by next week

Fuel economy on the 3l V6 isn't great, 16-20mpg (about 13l/100km). It's a very heavy van with the aerodynamics of a brick.

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