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by JMK
Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Was it You?
Topic: Black L400 Christmas day, Banff East Gate
Replies: 1
Views: 1735

Black L400 Christmas day, Banff East Gate

Around noon, you may recall almost striking my emergency services vehicle that had red (which means 'emergency services vehicle' in case your driver education course has gotten rusty) redirect and emergency lights flashing that was parked on the shoulder and slightly protruding into the icy driving ...
by JMK
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Appraiser for ICBC Accelerated Depreciation Claims
Replies: 1
Views: 553

Appraiser for ICBC Accelerated Depreciation Claims

I'm in Alberta, and have 3 vehicles from Japan, 2 of which are very low mileage Left Hand Drive and worth well over their book value. Living in a tourist mecca, all are at high risk for no-fault incidents from the thousands of rental cars with operators of questionable driving skills that prevail on...
by JMK
Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: L300 Alarm / Remote start / keyless entry
Replies: 3
Views: 854

L300 Alarm / Remote start / keyless entry

'Weather cooling off' in Vancouver? Life isn't fair sometimes!

Has anyone actually found a remote start system that will work with the old vintage diesel engine found in an L300? I would doubt that is possible even in the salubrious climate of Vancouver.
by JMK
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Delica Modifications
Topic: Tapping the fuel line to install air heater
Replies: 10
Views: 4039

Tapping the fuel line to install air heater

Here are some images (the forum casts me shade about image size, so you'll have to use the links to view): 1: Installation Location http://mparam.s3.amazonaws.com/images/Delica/Installation%20Location.jpg 2: View of air intake, exhaust and fuel line from underside. Note carbon felt on exhaust pipe t...
by JMK
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Delica Modifications
Topic: Tapping the fuel line to install air heater
Replies: 10
Views: 4039

Tapping the fuel line to install air heater

I just finally got the installation working a few days ago, again had numerous problems which turned out to be due to the exhaust lines and muffler being clogged from the previous problems. I need to sit down and make up a list of some of the important points I've learned which could probably save f...
by JMK
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Replaced batteries, lost glow plug power, and starting
Replies: 14
Views: 3166

Replaced batteries, lost glow plug power, and starting

Carbon felt will contain any meltdown or fire (melting point is about 1200C). It handy stuff to have around, I recently found it very handy for my diesel heater install, used it on the exhaust to protect nearby lines, and to line the enclosure that contains the heater unit.
by JMK
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Replaced batteries, lost glow plug power, and starting
Replies: 14
Views: 3166

Replaced batteries, lost glow plug power, and starting

Finally got a chance to read the other thread, very enlightening read. Sounds like you recommended 20 gauge as a good size for a fusible link. It seems that the main problem with making your own fusible link is not finding a suitable gauge of wire, but containing it in a jacket that will not melt an...
by JMK
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Replaced batteries, lost glow plug power, and starting
Replies: 14
Views: 3166

Replaced batteries, lost glow plug power, and starting

Thanks for that, I just read the first which was very interesting, have to get ready and go to work so will read the second at work. Last night I did some poking around about fusible links. One useful site for information was here: https://www.whiteproducts.com/fusible-faqs.shtml This link is probab...
by JMK
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Replaced batteries, lost glow plug power, and starting
Replies: 14
Views: 3166

Replaced batteries, lost glow plug power, and starting

I take your point, and so I will not leave it and forget it. In fact the near one already had blue electricians tape on it so the previous owner had already visited that part. I'm anticipating that as those retainer tabs are already broken off both ends, it might be prudent to source a new fusible l...
by JMK
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Replaced batteries, lost glow plug power, and starting
Replies: 14
Views: 3166

Replaced batteries, lost glow plug power, and starting

In the picture, it is the white/black connector that leads to the red/black wire. After I was manipulating it in order to probe through the sheath to check voltage, when I turned the ignition on, I heard the second 'click so indeed then it turned over and started. So just as you said, it would appea...
by JMK
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Replaced batteries, lost glow plug power, and starting
Replies: 14
Views: 3166

Replaced batteries, lost glow plug power, and starting

I attached the third cable to Positive side and confirmed there is +12 at that point. However, I still get no voltage at the glow plug bar or the starter. So now I guess I have to go and investigate that red/black wire again and see if I can trace it:
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by JMK
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Replaced batteries, lost glow plug power, and starting
Replies: 14
Views: 3166

Replaced batteries, lost glow plug power, and starting

Holy crap!!! Lucky I did not melt my whole system down with that sort of idiocy connecting cables to the wrong places, imagine if I had done the opposite! (The idea to place the red tape on the leads came after I made the mistake). I'll go check that now before it starts to snow (we have a local sno...
by JMK
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Replaced batteries, lost glow plug power, and starting
Replies: 14
Views: 3166

Replaced batteries, lost glow plug power, and starting

Had no luck, so thought I'd attach a pic of what I see.: - The top shows where there is a red/black wire on the negative side. - As far as I can tell from probing with the multimeter, all the connections in the picture provide continuity. - Not getting any power still to the glow plug bar when ignit...
by JMK
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Replaced batteries, lost glow plug power, and starting
Replies: 14
Views: 3166

Replaced batteries, lost glow plug power, and starting

Thanks for that, I was laying awake trying to picture what I may have missed when I reconnected everything (I went from 2 50A gel cells in the bay to one 70A AGM in the bay, and a 160lb 230A AGM auxillary cell outside the bay).

I'll head out shortly and see what I can find, thanks again.
by JMK
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Delica Modifications
Topic: Tapping the fuel line to install air heater
Replies: 10
Views: 4039

Tapping the fuel line to install air heater

The successful completion of this project took until last week when I installed a second unit. The things I learnt along the way are more than I had anticipated. I thought about doing video about this project but was too lazy to document each step, especially as I ended up doing the same things over...

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