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by Growlerbearnz
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: L300 Automatic and Manual = same engine?
Replies: 3
Views: 107

L300 Automatic and Manual = same engine?

^What he said. All same, though you'll have to swap a few minor things from one engine to the other depending on which direction you're going. Flywheel/flex plate, kickdown linkage, ... err... I think that's it actually!
by Growlerbearnz
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Leaking Fuel Tank
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Leaking Fuel Tank

Yup, that Ebay tank is the rear tank :-(
by Growlerbearnz
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Glow Plug/Starter Issue for a Newbie
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Glow Plug/Starter Issue for a Newbie

The ignition lock is probably easy- the switch on the back of the lock can just fall out. Remove the steering column trim and I bet you'll find the electrical part of the ignition barrel is dangling. The usual fault is the black contacts section comes unclipped and falls out- you can usually just cl...
by Growlerbearnz
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Leaking Fuel Tank
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Leaking Fuel Tank

The two tanks are completely different shapes, and have different connections. The front tank is rectangular, the rear tank is squarer but deeply scalloped to avoid the driveshaft. http://www.delica.ca/forum/viewtopic.php?f=91&t=17225 ...I'm guessing you haven't tried sticking your head under the va...
by Growlerbearnz
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Leaking Fuel Tank
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Leaking Fuel Tank

I swear by POR15 Fuel Tank Sealer, as long as you follow the instructions . ( https://www.por15.com/POR-15-Fuel-Tank-Sealer ). You also need Cleaner/Degreaser ( https://www.por15.com/POR-15-Cleaner-Degreaser ) and Metal Prep ( https://www.por15.com/POR-15-Metal-Prep ). When I added the extended fuel...
by Growlerbearnz
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: L400 Technical
Topic: Shift lever linkage
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Shift lever linkage

The bit about the linkage being under the steering column is odd- is it a column shift manual? Wait.. it's an L400 not an L300 isn't it. Big blobby thing, flat floor between the front and rear seats? The last L300 Chamonix was a 1993, the last 4WD L300s were made in 2000 and they were GL grade (thou...
by Growlerbearnz
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: 1991 L300 A/C Condenser Leak
Replies: 2
Views: 196

1991 L300 A/C Condenser Leak

The '91s were still using R12, which is the ozone depleting chemical that gave my Mum skin cancer. No pressure or judgement ;-) but the correct way to drain it is to take it to an AC shop where they'll drain it out, flush the system, and dispose of the R12 correctly. They drain it through the fill/d...
by Growlerbearnz
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: L300 Leaking fuel injection pump head
Replies: 28
Views: 2390

L300 Leaking fuel injection pump head

LOL! It only looks that way because if someone asks something I don't know, I tend not to say anything. :-)
by Growlerbearnz
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Delayed Starting & Low Idle
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Delayed Starting & Low Idle

Changing the fuel filter is a good idea. Delayed starting is usually from air leaking into the IP and lines, and the usual culprit is split fuel hoses. Check the ends of all the fuel hoses for splits: perished.jpg You can usually just cut an inch off the hose to get past the split part. Also look fo...
by Growlerbearnz
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: L300 Leaking fuel injection pump head
Replies: 28
Views: 2390

L300 Leaking fuel injection pump head

Seems to monitor the throttle position but for what purpose? Primarily for the Exhaust Gas Recirculation. The ECU only allows EGR when the engine's hot, running over 1500rpm (from memory), at low load (throttle position). At idle or high load you want EGR to turn off. Secondary use is for the glow ...
by Growlerbearnz
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did you do TO your Delica today?
Replies: 854
Views: 140092

What did you do TO your Delica today?

DelicaTele wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:59 pm
E-Town = no-such-thing-as-a-mechanic-unless-you-drive-a-rolling-coal-Ford-Dodge-or-GM-P/U...
An L300 is a Dodge D50 Diesel, it's just put on a bit of weight. ;-)
by Growlerbearnz
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Video: How a Fuel Injection Pump works
Replies: 1
Views: 144

Video: How a Fuel Injection Pump works

This is great! If anyone didn't appreciate just how old-school our engines are, here's a 1980's video, complete with PSA voiceover and non-ironic beard.
by Growlerbearnz
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Gas in Diesel. Endgame.
Replies: 8
Views: 431

Gas in Diesel. Endgame.

It could be a burnt valve or valve seat, but that would usually show *some* compression. Zero compression means a very large hole. It could also be the head gasket- but again, if there's zero compression you'd hear the air chuffing out the gasket when the engine was being cranked. There's only one w...
by Growlerbearnz
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: White Exhaust Smoke on warm up
Replies: 5
Views: 357

White Exhaust Smoke on warm up

That does look like steam to me. Lots of steam. Coolant leaks showing up by the alternator are usually from the water pump, either the main seal (new pump needed) or the O-ring on the back of the pump which seals the heater bypass pipe. Neither fault would cause coolant to be in the exhaust though. ...
by Growlerbearnz
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Vent Selector Cable
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Vent Selector Cable

You've put this in L300 technical, but your profile says you have an L400. The answer's the same though: head over to mitsubishi.epc-data.com , enter your frame number, which will load a parts catalogue specific to your vehicle. Navigate to Heater,AC,Ventilation -> Heater Control. That'll bring up a...

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