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by yojimbo
Tue Jun 23, 2015 2:45 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Delica P35W won't start -- could it be the glow plugs?
Replies: 31
Views: 5918

Re: Delica P35W won't start -- could it be the glow plugs?

As Growler says the plugs help heat the cylinders to aid initial combustion. Black smoke is typically unburnt fuel, which you were getting before as 2 cylinders werent achieving compression ignition point. Now they are. It should also sound a lot better, but, its hard to hear for some, I sometimes t...
by yojimbo
Sun Jun 07, 2015 4:20 am
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Tool Box suggestions?
Replies: 7
Views: 2205

Re: Tool Box suggestions?

Stubby 12mm ratchet wrench.
by yojimbo
Fri Nov 28, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: L400 Technical
Topic: Looking for tips on using the 4x4 in the cold snowy winter..
Replies: 9
Views: 2800

Re: Looking for tips on using the 4x4 in the cold snowy wint

You'll find the best way to use 4wd in snow is to start with decent tyres ;-)
by yojimbo
Fri Nov 14, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Alignment after shock swap?
Replies: 3
Views: 1693

Re: Alignment after shock swap?

Not in my understanding. Shocks dont effect ride height, which, if changed, would require a front end alignment.
by yojimbo
Mon Nov 03, 2014 4:43 pm
Forum: Delica Modifications
Topic: Corrosion Control Mod (Anti Rust Protection)
Replies: 6
Views: 14379

Re: Corrosion Control Mod (Anti Rust Protection)

You can get sacrificial anodes for cars, its called galvanising. Negative ions are just electrons. The science behind large anodes on ships works because you are sat in a conductive solution and you can use that, it isnt the same on a car body, and flowing electrons through the car body is no differ...
by yojimbo
Fri Oct 17, 2014 4:02 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: 93 L300 Rough Start
Replies: 12
Views: 3178

Re: '93 L300 Rough Start

Lordy, what a mess when I try to reply, that to follow. Water separates out in fuel, and IIRC it floats, so it makes no sense to be a startup issue, plus, the filter has a water trap and detector. My money is on a split fuel pipe, you suck in some air, and the pump clears it and it runs until you st...
by yojimbo
Sat Sep 13, 2014 3:40 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Rusty roof on a '93 with Crystal Lite option...
Replies: 12
Views: 4518

Re: Rusty roof on a '93 with Crystal Lite option...

HI Phil, hopefully you can find it, I am of course on the other side of the pond, but, acf-50 is one of the rust products that has really impressed me, and I have been trying to kill rust for over 2 decades now! I dont believe you will need to re-apply, the year thing is for it in harsh environments...
by yojimbo
Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:20 am
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Rusty roof on a '93 with Crystal Lite option...
Replies: 12
Views: 4518

Re: Rusty roof on a '93 with Crystal Lite option...

You wont stop it from the outside. No way. You could possibly treat the outside and once its done spray something like acf-50 on the inside without a full strip and it might soak into it from the reverse and neutralise it. But if you do nothing it will just carry on.
by yojimbo
Sun Sep 07, 2014 4:13 am
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Oil pressure sensor
Replies: 27
Views: 8432

Re: Oil pressure sensor

I would use a remote fitting kit, I wouldnt trust that weight hanging off of there. It would be ironic if you fitted a guage to keep an eye on your oil pressure and the act of fitting it to the vehicle was the cause of catastrophic oil pressure loss. If it is fitted remotely, remember to fit it remo...
by yojimbo
Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:32 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Ride Height - what is yours? (L300)
Replies: 10
Views: 3578

Re: Ride Height - what is yours? (L300)

Also Piglet, its worth noting that a lift on leaf springs wont be a bad thing for the propshaft per se, unless it exceeds the articulation angle of the UJ's, its the act of lifting by longer shackles which causes problems. Since one end of the spring is now much lower than the other, the angle of th...
by yojimbo
Wed Aug 27, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: Delica Modifications
Topic: Tablet mounting solutions?
Replies: 10
Views: 3121

Re: Tablet mounting solutions?

Sheepskin sheep covers man, feeling the sticky love. I just use my phone for everything, music plays out of it via buetooth, the satnav plays over that via bluetooth, charge it as I'm driving, and job done. I started out thinking tablet and realised it was overkill. The tablet I got is now my ebook ...
by yojimbo
Wed Aug 27, 2014 4:18 pm
Forum: Member Introductions
Topic: L300, seems to be loosing power, unable to get fuel
Replies: 5
Views: 2551

Re: L300, seems to be loosing power, unable to get fuel

My money is on incorrectly installed fuel filter. SInce you just put one on mainly. In my experience the engine is self bleeding, you may have to bleed the pump body, but it will bleed the rest out itself. I think there is some issue with some filters with odd seals, or it could be the seal has twis...
by yojimbo
Fri Jun 20, 2014 2:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wheel came off... Please read!
Replies: 19
Views: 4187

Re: Wheel came off... Please read!

Those hubcap rings are a good shout, the recess in the rim for them is literally only big enough to just hold it, and since its spllt, it means it could easily drift outside that, tighten it up, with a bit trapped under the rim proper, it pops into the recess, bosh, instant play and the nuts undo.
by yojimbo
Wed Jun 18, 2014 1:55 pm
Forum: L400 Technical
Topic: Rough running on 1/4 tank or less
Replies: 1
Views: 786

Re: Rough running on 1/4 tank or less

Pinhole in the pick up pipe at the 1/4 full height. Next!
by yojimbo
Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wheel came off... Please read!
Replies: 19
Views: 4187

Re: Wheel came off... Please read!

As Shaun says, check the wheel stud condition. The tapered system is fine if the angles match and they dont get any play, but _any_ play and they will loosen off, locking nuts or not. I had a wheel come off my landy and overtake us, it was kind of amusing until it went off downhill and crossed to th...

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