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by Growlerbearnz
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Hyundai D4BF engine install
Replies: 33
Views: 7992

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: 1628

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: 149

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: 287

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: 287

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: 200

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: 574

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: 758

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: 8
Views: 561

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: 302

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: 504

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: 484

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.
by Growlerbearnz
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windshields Available in Calgary
Replies: 13
Views: 2954

Windshields Available in Calgary

Front and rear windscreens are all the same whether high- or low-roof. The US market* Mitsubishi Van and Wagon use the same glass, so that might give you some other options.

*Yes I know Canada isn't the USA. Sorry.
by Growlerbearnz
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Starter Motor Issues
Replies: 5
Views: 681

Starter Motor Issues

Hah! the pinhole leak is a classic. I had an MG that ran fine until it got hot, then started misfiring until it stopped. Clearly an electrical/spark misfire. Replaced the coil and condenser (they can fail when hot). Replaced the distributor cap, rotor, and leads. Spark plugs. Points. Checked all the...
by Growlerbearnz
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Starter Motor Issues
Replies: 5
Views: 681

Starter Motor Issues

Before you go spending all the moneys, try a couple of tests for me? l300_12v_egr_hyundai_mitsubishi_starter_motor_m2t56181_js344_16853_1_year.jpg Make sure it's in neutral. Using one side of a pair of jumper leads, apply 12V to the small spade terminal (A, red) If the starter runs, you have a wirin...

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